Comedy Channel’s Open Slather slides on second outing as Seven wins evening

The second outing of the Comedy Channel’s new sketch comedy Open Slather saw its audience slide, only managing to grab 131,000 national viewers in the 7.30pm timeslot.

Last week’s debut of the show, which features the likes of Gina Riley, Magda Szubanski and Michael Veitch, was watched by 243,000.

Meanwhile on free-to-air, Seven’s whole house reveal for House Rules was the most-watched non-news show of the evening, grabbing a metro audience of 1.131m from 7pm, up on last week’s audience of 1.068m.

It easily out-rated reality rival Nine’s Reno Rumble which was watched by 876,000 while Ten’s Masterchef, airing from 7.30pm, had an audience of 1.056m, down a little on last week’s audience of 1.082m.

Masterchef was the most-watched show amongst the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54) while House Rules was the second-most watched show amongst viewers aged 16-39 and 18-49. In the 25-54 demographic it was the third most popular show.

Thanks to House Rules and Seven News, which was the most-watched program of the night with a metro audience of 1.433m, Seven won the night with an audience share of 22.3 per cent.

Nine lagged a little behind with a share of 19.9 per cent, while Ten claimed third place with a share of 15.9 per cent. The ABC managed a share of 11.3 per cent.

Also on Nine, 60 Minutes (8.30pm) was watched by 885,000, while Inside the Mafia, airing in the 9.30pm, was watched by 567,000. Nine News was watched by 1.268m.

Seven’s Sunday Night, airing from 8.50pm, pulled a metro audience of 674,000, while Ten’s Shark Tank (9pm) had an audience of 729,000.

On the ABC, Mapp & Lucia (7.40pm) was watched by 499,000 and Poldark (8.40pm) pulled 617,000.

SBS claimed an audience share of 5 per cent, largely thanks to Michael Stott: Rome’s Invisible City (7.35pm) which had a metro audience of 342,000.

In time-shifted viewing, last week’s final of Seven’s Catching Milat was watched by an extra 228,000 to take its total audience to 1.686m.

In breakfast TV Seven’s Sunrise managed to overhaul Nine’s Today show on Friday morning after coming second on Wednesday and Thursday, despite the rollercoaster antics of Ross Greenwood and Karl Stefanovic.

Top 15 Shows:

1 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,433,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,268,000
3 HOUSE RULES – WHOLE HOUSE REVEAL Network 7 1,131,000
5 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 927,000
6 60 MINUTES Network 9 885,000
7 RENO RUMBLE -SUN Network 9 876,000
8 SHARK TANK Network TEN 729,000
9 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 674,000
10 POLDARK-EV Network ABC 617,000
11 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 600,000
12 INSIDE THE MAFIA Network 9 567,000
14 MAPP AND LUCIA-EV Network ABC 499,000
15 FAMILY FEUD SUNDAY Network TEN 461,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 22.3%
Network 9 19.9%
Network TEN 15.9%
Network ABC 11.3%
Network SBS ONE 5.0%
Network 7mate 4.5%
Network 7TWO 3.8%
Network GO! 3.7%
Network Gem 3.0%
Network ONE 2.7%
Network ELEVEN 2.7%
Network ABC2 2.2%
Network ABC News 24 1.3%
Network SBS 2 1.1%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share: 

Network 7 TTL 30.6%
Network 9 TTL 26.6%
Network TEN TTL 21.2%
Network ABC TTL 15.4%
Network SBS TTL 6.3%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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