The Block: Glasshouse failed to find a big lift last night after dropping below a million viewers against the finale of Masterchef on Monday night, coming second to Seven’s the X Factor in the 7.30pm ratings battle.
Nine’s returning reality show got 1.002m viewers, making it the sixth show of the night overall, while Seven’s singing contest pulled in 1.107m, but was still down on last week’s 1.16m viewers despite the absence of Masterchef from the timeslot.
Hamish & Andy’s South American Gap Year also suffered a drop last night for Nine from last week’s season high after being moved to the later 8.30pm timeslot, getting 987,000 metro viewers according to OzTam preliminary overnight ratings. However the show did top all the demographics ahead of The Block and X Factor.
In place of its cooking show which finished on a high on Monday Ten ran Jamie Oliver’s new series Save with Jamie which got just 441,000 viewers at 7.30pm losing in the timeslot to SBS’ Who do You Think You Are, which saw 471,000 people tune in to see Richard Roxburgh’s family history. ABC’s 7.30 (651,000) and Foreign Correspondent (616,000) ensured Jamie was relegated to fifth place for the timeslot
Ten slipped back further still as the struggling second season of Under the Dome got just 399,000 viewers at 8.30pm after getting 522,000 last week, up against Hamish & Andy and Seven’s Winners and Losers which got 768,000, well down on last week’s 860,000.
However, Ten was again saved by its coverage of the Commonwealth Games, where continued Australian success meant more strong audiences. The evening session from 9.30pm on Ten was the most watched with 675,000 viewers, whilst One’s coverage from 8.30pm had 582,000.
Family Feud, now only simulcast on Eleven alongside Ten, got 570,000 (it took 601,000 viewers on all three channels last week).
In the news battle Nine once again triumphed with its 6pm bulletin getting 1.144m, the 6.30pm bulletin getting 1.1m, as Seven News’s 6pm bulletin got 1.073m and its 6.30pm/Today Tonight offering having 1.073m viewers.
Nine narrowly won the night with a 20.3 per cent audience share, with Seven second on 19.9 per cent and Ten a distant third on 13.5 per cent, whilst the Commonwealth Games lifted One again to the top multichannel on 7.6 per cent.
Top 15 shows:
1. Nine News, Nine, 1,144,000
2. The X Factor, Seven, 1,107,000
3. Nine News 6.30, Nine, 1,100,000
4. Seven News, Seven, 1,073,000
5. Seven News/Today Tonight, Seven, 1,029,000
6. The Block: Glasshouse, Nine, 1,002,000
7. Home & Away, Seven, 992,000
8. A Current Affair, Nine, 989,000
9. Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America, Nine, 987,000
10. ABC News, ABC, 818,000
11. Winners & Losers, Seven, 768,000
12. Glasgow Live (Ten) D6 Evening, Ten, 675,000
13. 7.30, ABC, 651
14. Ten Eyewitness News, Ten, 616,000
15. Hot Seat, Nine, 616,000
Network 9 20.3%
Network 7 19.9%
Network TEN 13.5%
Network ABC1 10.1%
Network ONE 7.6%
Network Gem 5.6%
Network SBS ONE 4.8%
Network 7TWO 4.1%
Network GO! 3.9%
Network 7mate 2.8%
Network ELEVEN 2.7%
Network ABC2 2.5%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network ABC News 24 0.8%
Network SBS 2 0.5%
Network NITV 0.1%
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