Mr and Mrs Murder drops below 600,000 as Parade’s End fails to find audience

Ten’s comedy drama Mr and Mrs Murder fell to just 598,000 viewers on Wednesday night, down from last week’s 715,000. It was the 17th most watched show of the day.

However, the Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart vehicle, which aired from  8.30pm, still beat Nine’s double episode of period epic Parade’s End, which rated 453,000 and 322,000. The BBC/HBO co-production, set at the time of the First World War, also failed to find large audiences when it aired in the UK.

Meanwhile, Seven won the 8.30pm battle with Last Resort rating 771,000, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM.

Ten’s Mr & Mrs Murder fared a little better among advertiser-friendly demographics, sixth for the night in 18-49s.

However, in total viewers, Mr & Mrs Murder fell behind Shaun Micallef’s other show, Mad As Hell on ABC1, which rated 623,000.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules was again the number one program with 1.753m viewers.

Nine’s The Block: All Stars had 1.294 capital viewers.

Rankings:

1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.753m

2. The Block Nine 1.294m

3. Nine News Nine 1.202m

4. Seven News Seven 1.131m

5. A Current Affair Nine 0.964m

6. Today Tonight Seven 0.962m

7. ABC News ABC 0.960m

8. Home and Away Seven 0.901m

9. Last Resort – Episode 1 Seven 0.771m

10. QI ABC 0.759m

11. 7:30 ABC 0.691m

12. The Agony of Life ABC 0.688m

13. Hot Property Nine 0.685m

14. Ten News Ten 0.657m

15. Hot Seat Nine 0.624m

 

Shares

Seven: 25.4%

Nine: 19.6%  

ABC1: 13.8%

Ten: 10.4%

SBS1: 4.5%

GO!: 4.1%

7mate: 3.9%

Gem: 3.5%

7TWO: 3.5%

Eleven: 3.3%

ABC2: 3.1%  

7mate: 3.1%

One: 1.9%

ABC News 24 1.4%

ABC3: 0.8%

SBS2: 0.6%

NITV: 0.1%

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Marcus Casey

Comments


  1. Black toothed grin
    7 Mar 13
    1:51 pm

  2. It is a sorry story for FTA TV when the highest rating program at 8.30pm on a Wednesday can only deliver an audience of 771k.

  3. Billy C
    7 Mar 13
    6:57 pm

  4. Last Resort went downhill fast. There’s a reason it was cancelled. It wont hold up in a few weeks. Great premise for a show. Should have been a movie or short mini-series.

  5. muscledude_oz
    8 Mar 13
    4:08 am

  6. Parade’s End is aptly named. Soon to be Parade’s GEM.

  7. patricia austin
    8 Mar 13
    8:58 am

  8. Comment on Last Resort. Whenever I see a promo for a new show thrust in my face constantly for weeks before it airs, I know it’s certain to fail!!….and sure enough.

  9. Insider
    10 Mar 13
    10:15 pm

  10. WTF? A dog on Nine?