SBS One runs seventh while Ten again wallows at fourth

SBS One again fell behind secondary commercial channels last night as Channel Ten had another sub-10 per cent audience share .

Preliminary OzTAM figures showed Ten had a 9.1% share of the free to air audience last night, while SBS One was on 2.9 per cent – behind Go (3.9 per cent) and 7Two (3.7 per cent), as well as the main channels

Seven won the night with a 27 per cent share, followed by Nine’s 22.8 per cent.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules again dominated the night with 1.869m viewers, while The Block: All Stars continued its mid-series growth spurt with 1.471m capital city viewers for Nine.

Seven’s prime time soap Revenge (1.163m) soaked up the most 8.30pm viewers, while ABC1’s 8pm Australian Story profile on former cricket captain Ricky Ponting had a healthy 816,000 viewers and was third in its slot.

It was ahead of MasterChef: The Professionals which had just 469,000 watching,despite the show being in its final week.

However, it wasn’t all bad news for Ten. The network said that The Simpsons, at 6pm, was number one in its timeslot in Sydney and Adelaide in the demographic of 13 to 29-year-olds.

 Rankings:

1. My Kitchen Rules – Seven 1.869m

2. The Block – Nine 1.471m

3. Seven News – Seven 1.328m

4. Nine News – Nine 1.253m

5. Revenge – Seven 1.163m

6. The Big Bang Theory – Nine 1.160m

7. Today Tonight – Seven 1.158m

8. A Current Affair – Nine 1.074m

9. ABC News – ABC1 0.970m

10. The Big Bang Theory – Nine 0.948m

11. Home and Away – Seven 0.932m

12. Media Watch – ABC1 0.902m

13. Four Corners – ABC1 0.887m

14. Australian Story – ABC1 0.816m

15. 7:30 ABC1 – 0.759m

Shares:

  • Seven: 27.0%
  • Nine: 22.8%
  • ABC1: 15.8%
  • Ten: 9.1%
  • GO!: 3.9% GO!
  • 7TWO: 3.7%
  • SBS1: 2.9%
  • 7mate: 2.8%
  • Gem: 2.7%
  • Eleven: 2.7%
  • ABC2: 2.4%
  • One: 1.5%
  • ABC News 24: 1.0%
  • SBS2: 0.9%
  • ABC3: 0.7%
  • NITV: 0.1%   

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Marcus Casey 

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