Audiences tune out for Australia’s Got Talent’s first live show

Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 9.48.50 AMAustralia’s Got Talent’s first live finals lost viewers for Channel Nine last night as ratings dropped from 1.172m a week ago to 982,000 last night, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

The talent show judged by Dawn French, Kyle Sandilands, Geri Halliwell and Timomatic, was sixth for the night. The show was also sixth in the key advertising demographic of 25-54.

Seven’s competing talent show The X Factor, also on at 6.30pm, had a slight rise in viewers on last week and was the top program of the night with a total audience of 1.474m. The X Factor was also the top program in 25-54s.

Meanwhile, Channel Ten lost viewers after moving The Bachelor from Sunday nights to Wednesdays and putting The Great Bear Stakeout with Billy Connolly in its place.

The BBC/Discovery show had 410,000 viewers at 7.30pm, down from 576,000 for The Bachelor last week, and it was 13th in Ten’s target demographic of 25-54s.

The series following the bears in the Alaskan wilderness, narrated by Connolly, was up against ABC1’s nature show Supersized Earth, which had 735,000 viewers at 7.30pm and was tenth for the night.

Ten’s share for the night fell below 10 per cent.

Seven’s Sunday night topped the 8.30pm timeslot with 1.253m viewers above 1.132m for Nine’s 60 Minutes. Sunday night was second in 25-54s and 60 Minutes was third in the same demographic.

ABC1’s new drama series set in Singapore in 1964, Serangoon Road, had 720,000 viewers and was 11th for the night.

Bones on Channel Seven at 9.15pm was ninth for the night with a total audience of 735,000, and seventh in 25-54s. Meanwhile Nine’s screening of Liam Neesen film Unknown had 567,000 viewers, was 12th for the night and ninth in 25-54s.

ABC1’s look inside social media giant Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook, had 271,000 viewers at 9.30pm.

On morning television Weekend Sunrise had 375,000 viewers Sunday over Weekend Today’s 232,000.

Sunday’s Top 15 shows:

  1. The X Factor Live Seven 1,474,000
  2. Seven News Seven 1,253,000
  3. Sunday Night Seven 1,220,000
  4. Nine News Sunday Nine 1,189,000
  5. 60 Minutes Nine 1,132,000
  6. Australia’s Got Talent Nine 982,000
  7. ABC News ABC1 856,000
  8. ABC News Update ABC1 799,000
  9. Bones Seven 798,000
  10. Supersized Earth ABC1 735,000
  11. Serangoon Road ABC1 720,000
  12. Unknown Nine 567,000
  13. Modern Family 2 Rpt Ten 531,000
  14. Castle Seven 522,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 472,000

Sunday’s share:

  • Seven 27.4%
  • Nine 22.6%
  • ABC1 11.7%
  • Ten 9.6%
  • SBS ONE 4.3%
  • 7TWO 4.2%
  • 7mate 3.9%
  • ELEVEN 3.7%
  • Gem 3.1%
  • GO! 2.9%
  • ABC2 2.5%
  • ONE 2.2%
  • ABC News 24 0.9%
  • SBS 2 0.6%
  • ABC3 0.4%
  • NITV 0.1%

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Megan Reynolds


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