Dogs beat cats as Seven grabs primetime win with another show based on animal clips

Seven grabbed another primetime win last night courtesy of a TV show compiling internet videos of dogs doing funny things.

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Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud was the only non-news show to break the million viewer mark last night, with 1.039m viewers, and was the most watched show across all demographics.

Last week Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud rated 917,000 viewers in the same timeslot.

It comprehensively outrated The Hotplate on Nine at 7.30pm which had 883,000 viewers, while Ten’s The Great Australian Spelling Bee was knocked into fourth for the timeslot with 616,000 viewers according to OzTam overnight metro ratings.

The Spelling Bee recorded its lowest audience yet to slip to 16th overall for the night, down on last week’s low of 642,000, while The Hotplate actually saw its audience increase on last Tuesday.

Seven also saw its audience increase for Winners and Losers to 664,000 for the night at 8.30pm, although it did not beat Kevin McLeod’s Escape to the Wild on ABC which had 687,000 at the same time.

Once again Nine won the news battle with 1.215m viewers at 6pm and 1.111 at 6.30pm, while Seven News had 1.023m at 6pm and 1m dead for the 6.30pm and Today Tonight  combo.

Seven pinched the night with a share of 20.6 per cent, with 19.4 per cent for Nine and Ten in third on 13 per cent ahead of ABC with 12.6 per cent.

Top 16 shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,215,000

2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,111,000

3 DOGS MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD Network 7 1,039,000

4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,030,000

5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,023,000

6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,000,000

7 THE HOTPLATE -TUE Network 9 883,000

8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 843,000

9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 817,000

10 7.30-EV Network ABC 717,000

11 HOT SEAT Network 9 687,000


13 WINNERS & LOSERS Network 7 648,000

14 WINNERS & LOSERS-EP.2 Network 7 637,000

15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 634,000


Channel audience share:

Network 7 20.6%

Network 9 19.4%

Network TEN 13.0%

Network ABC 12.6%

Network SBS ONE 5.2%

Network 7TWO 4.7%

Network ONE 4.3%

Network Gem 4.1%

Network GO! 3.8%

Network 7mate 3.4%

Network ELEVEN 3.1%

Network ABC2 3.0%

Network ABC News 24 1.2%

Network SBS 2 1.0%

Network ABC3 0.4%

Network NITV 0.1%

Network audience share:


Network 7 TTL 28.7%

Network 9 TTL 27.3%


Network TEN TTL 20.4%

Network ABC TTL 17.2%


Network SBS TTL 6.4%

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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