Game of Thrones dips on second outing on Foxtel as The Water Diviner gets 868,000 viewers

Game of ThronesThe second episode of Game of Thrones has seen its audience dip slightly overall on Foxtel’s Showcase yesterday, with less people watching the fast tracked 11am showing but more coming along for the 7.30pm encore.

OzTam overnight figures show 293,000 national viewers tuned in for the 7.30pm screening, up from 279,000 last week, but 205,000 watched the 11am showing, down from 236,000 for the fast-tracked presentation.

Last week’s live numbers grew by 89,000 viewers when catch-up viewing is taken into account, bringing its total episode one audience to 604,000 viewers – making it the biggest ever drama on Foxtel.

On free-to-air, Seven’s decision to fast-track Russell Crowe directed movie The Water Diviner ahead of Anzac Day was watched by 868,000 viewers from 9pm.

Nine’s new episode of The Big Bang Theory, airing at 8.50pm, was watched by 908,000 with a repeat at 9.20 grabbing an audience of 731,000. A second repeat at 9.50pm had an audience of 221,000.

Ten’s US sitcom The Odd Couple saw its audience dip again, posting a metro audience of 440,000 down from last week’s audience of 463,000 as My Kitchen Rules once again won the night.

The reality cooking show pulled in a metro audience of 1.491m, up from last week’s audience of 1.3m.

It easily out-rated reality rival Nine’s The Block: Triple Threat which was watched by 981,000 in the 7.30pm timeslot, a slight dip on last week’s audience of 986,000.

The show helped Seven secure a winning audience share of 27.5 per cent as Nine lagged behind with a share of 20.7 per cent. The ABC claimed third place with a share of 15.6 per cent as Ten settled for a share of 10 per cent.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MY KITCHEN RULES-MON Network 7 1,491,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,223,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,184,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,064,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,027,000
6 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -MON Network 9 981,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 972,000
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY -MON Network 9 908,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 903,000
10 M- THE WATER DIVINER Network 7 868,000
11 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 809,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC 792,000
13 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 780,000
14 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 768,000
15 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 731,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 27.5%
Network 9 20.7%
Network ABC 15.6%
Network TEN 10.0%
Network SBS ONE 4.2%
Network 7TWO 3.3%
Network 7mate 3.3%
Network Gem 3.0%
Network GO! 2.9%
Network ONE 2.6%
Network ELEVEN 2.6%
Network ABC2 2.2%
Network SBS 2 0.8%
Network ABC News 24 0.7%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 34.1%
Network 9 TTL 26.6%
Network ABC TTL 19.0%
Network TEN TTL 15.2%
Network SBS TTL 5.1%

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.


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