First makeover can’t stop Beauty and the Geek audience slide on another quiet Thursday

Thursday evening saw another slow night for TV audiences with Seven’s reality show Beauty and the Geek and ABC’s Upper Middle Bogan both shedding viewers last night according to OzTam Metro ratings.

Seven’s reality show dropped from 623,000 and 612,000 viewers last week for its two episodes from 8pm to 593,000 and 578,000 respectively despite the first makeover for one of the geeks.

The second outing of the new season of the Upper Middle Bogan comedy at 8.30pm tailed off from 719,000 t0 645,000 for ABC.

Nine won the night on the back of a consistent performance for its news shows, and its show Kings Cross ER which dropped 30,000 viewers on last week to 683,000, but was still the ninth most watched show of the night.

Big Brother picked up slightly to 543,000 viewers, although still lost the 8.30pm timeslot to Beauty and the Geek.

Seven news was the most watched show of the night with 915,000 viewers at 6pm, ahead of Nine News which had 894,000. At 6.30pm Nine won the slot with  889,000 for news, with Seven News/Today Tonight combo dropping to 826,000.

Soapie Home and Away was the most watched non-news show with 777,000 at 7pm, although that was behind Nine’s A Current Affair which had 852,000 viewers for that half hour.

Ten’s best show was Family Feud which had 556,000 viewers for its simulcast on Ten, One and Eleven, whilst Madam Secretary  at 8.30pm had 533,000, down on last week’s 559,000.

Top 15 shows:

1 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 915,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 894,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 889,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 852,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 826,000
6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 777,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 751,000
8 7.30-EV Network ABC1 684,000
9 KINGS CROSS ER Network 9 683,000
10 CATALYST-EV Network ABC1 682,000
11 UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN-EV Network ABC1 645,000
14 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 568,000
15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 556,000

Daily audience share:
Network 9 18.3%
Network 7 17.7%
Network ABC1 13.1%
Network TEN 12.0%
Network 7TWO 6.0%
Network GO! 5.2%
Network 7mate 4.8%
Network SBS ONE 4.8%
Network Gem 4.5%
Network ELEVEN 3.9%
Network ABC2 3.0%
Network ONE 2.5%
Network ABC News 24 1.9%
Network SBS 2 1.1%
Network ABC3 1.0%
Network NITV 0.3%

Total network share:
Network 7 TTL 28.4%
Network 9 TTL 28.0%
Network ABC TTL 19.0%
Network TEN TTL 18.4%
Network SBS TTL 6.2%


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