The Blacklist returns with 909,000 as The Biggest Loser falls to 339,000

The return of James Spader’s The Blacklist brought 909,000 metro viewers to Channel Seven last night but Ten’s The Biggest Loser Australia got just 339,000 against The Block and My Kitchen Rules.

MKR won the night with 1.911m while Nine’s The Block had 964,000 viewers at 7.30pm, but The Biggest Loser Australia had it’s lowest outing yet this season, according to OzTam’s preliminary overnight ratings.

Meanwhile Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell on ABC1 was third in the 8pm timeslot with 543,000, as was comedy quiz show Spicks and Specks, with 442,000, despite dropping of its debut to 598,000 when it launched with a new panel last week.

The Moodys, on ABC1 at 8.30pm, averaged 379,000 for the second episode of the series in competition with The Blacklist.

Although ratings for The Blacklist dropped from its launch to 1.59m in October, episode 11 of series one had a clear win over David Blaine: Real or Magic’s 674,000 on Nine and the Sochi Winter Olympics which had 411,000 on Ten.

However when the illusionist’s stunt suspended in a globe of water, David Blaine: Drowned Alive, was up against Marvel’s Agents of Shield on Seven, viewers turned to Nine. Marvel’s Agents of Shield held 379,000 from 9.45pm as David Blaine: Drowned Alive had 414,000 from 10pm on Nine.

The evening news battle was close with Seven just edging above Nine in the ratings as it had 1.047m for the first half hour as Nine had 1.036m, and in the second half hour where Today Tonight is on in Adelaide and Perth Seven averaged 995,000 as Nine News 6:30 had 988,000.

And in the morning shows arena Seven’s Sunrise won with 354,000 total viewers as Nine’s Today averaged 279,000 across the five cities. Wake Up averaged 41,000 on Ten, and Studio Ten had 45,000 viewers as Seven had 152,000 for The Morning Show and Nine had 94,000 for Mornings.

Seven won the night with a 26.6 per cent audience share as Nine had 19.6 per cent. Ten was third for the night with 12.7 per cent of the audience and One was fifth behind ABC1 with a 6.4 per cent share for its Olympics coverage on the digital channel.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.911m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.047m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.036m
  4. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 995,000
  5. Home and Away Seven 991,000 2
  6. Nine News Nine 988,000
  7. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 964,000
  8. The Blacklist Seven 909,000
  9. A Current Affair Nine 829,000
  10. ABC News ABC1 794,000
  11. David Blaine: Real or Magic Nine 674,000
  12. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 639,000
  13. 7.30 ABC1 622,000
  14. Sochi Live D5 Evening Ten 589,000
  15. Hot Seat Nine 562,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Seven 26.6%
  • Nine 19.6%
  • Ten 12.7%
  • ABC1 10.0%
  • ONE 6.4%
  • 7mate 3.9%
  • GO! 3.1%
  • ELEVEN 3.1%
  • SBS ONE 3.0%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • ABC2 2.9%
  • 7TWO 2.6%
  • ABC News 24 1.1%
  • ABC3 0.9%
  • SBS 2 0.9%
  • 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.
Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs.


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