More than 1m witness transformation of geeks to gorgeous

Beauty and the Geek’s makeover episode soared to the top of the ratings last night with more than 1m viewers.

The show averaged 1.089m metro viewers, marking its highest numbers since the series launched four weeks ago.

Meanwhile the second episode of Redfern Now had 529,000 viewers on ABC1, a slight drop on last week’s debut.

And Ten’s Law and Order: SVU was second in its timeslot and the strongest performer for the network with an average of 593,000 metro viewers, according to OzTam’s preliminary overnight ratings.

A new episode of Top Gear on Nine was ninth for the night with an average 438,000 viewers at 8pm.

The gap appears to be widening between Nine’s evening gameshow Hot Seat and Seven’s new show Million Dollar Minute, fronted by Grant Denyer. Seven’s new show, introduced in September to take the place of fading Deal or No Deal averaged 425,000 viewers last night, while Hot Seat had 615,000.

However the race was tighter between Seven and Nine’s breakfast shows Sunrise and Today.

Seven’s Sunrise just came out on top with an average 346,000 metro viewers while Today had 328,000. However, Today won in Sydney and Melbourne.

Ten’s Wake Up rated just 29,000 from 7am to 8.30am.

In the mid morning battle, Seven’s The Morning Show pipped Nine’s Mornings by 126,000 to 125,000.  Studio 10 rated 41,000.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Beauty and the Geek Australia Seven 1.089m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.076m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.005m
  4. ABC News ABC1 897,000
  5. Home and Away Seven 894,000
  6. A Current Affair Nine 877,000
  7. Today Tonight Seven 854,000
  8. How I Met Your Mother Seven 749,000
  9. Catalyst ABC1 734,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 719,000
  11. Hot Seat Nine 615,000
  12. The Big Bang Theory Rpt Nine 597,000
  13. Law & Order: SVU Ten 593,000
  14. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 563,000
  15. The Big Bang Theory Rpt ep 2 Network 9 561,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Seven 24.5%
  • Nine 18.5%
  • ABC1 12.6%
  • TEN 10.6%
  • 7TWO 5.5%
  • SBS ONE 5.1%
  • GO! 4.5%
  • ABC2 3.6%
  • 7mate 3.5%
  • Gem 3.3%
  • ELEVEN 3.2%
  • ONE 1.9%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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