Grant Denyer’s camp game show lifts I’m a Celebrity above The Block, while Gallipoli falls again

The audience for Nine’s historical drama Gallipoli tumbled again last night whilst its primetime reality show The Block: Triple Threat was also outrated by Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in the 7.30pm timeslot.

Ten’s reality show, which is still being simulcast on multichannel One, recorded an audience of 748,000 with Grant Denyer’s appearance to host a quiz with contestants adding 131,000 viewers on last Monday’s episode.

The Block could only manage 723,000, down from 812,000 last Monday, but Seven’s My Kitchen Rules dominated the timeslot and the night with 1.649m viewers. ABC’s 7.30 had 815,000 viewers.

Last night Nine also started to “burn” underperforming Gallipoli after CEO David Gyngell last week admitted its ratings had been the “biggest disappointment” of the year for the network. Episode one at 9pm slumped to 479,000, and episode two straight after had 373,000 viewers, according to OzTam’s metro overnight consolidated ratings.

It was beaten in the timeslot by Seven’s Revenge, which slipped to 661,oo0 viewers from 720,000 on the return of the latest series, delayed by five months after transmission in the US. Ten’s Law and Order SVU also beat it with 493,000.


ABC’s offering of Australian Story at 8pm (836,000), Four Corners at 8.30pm (809,000),  Media Watch at 9.15pm (723,000) and Q&A at 9.35pm (611,000) helped the network to an audience share of 15.9 per cent, beating Ten’s 13.3 per cent, but behind Nine on 17.1 per cent and Seven on 24.5 per cent.

Nine’s performance was buoyed by the 6pm news bulletin which had 1.109m viewers dropping to 1.045m, while Seven News managed 1.003m at 6pm, but picked up at 6.30pm for the joint news and Today Tonight offering of 1.03m viewers.

Nine’s A Current Affair also had its highest rating episode of 2015 with 989,000 viewers at 7pm, more than Seven’s soapie Home & Away which had 908,000.

Top 15 shows:

1 MY KITCHEN RULES-MON Network 7 1,649,000

2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,109,000

3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,045,000

4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,030,000

5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,003,000

6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 989,000

7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 908,000

8 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 855,000


10 7.30-EV Network ABC 815,000

11 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 809,000


13 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -MON Network 9 723,000

14 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 723,000

15 REVENGE Network 7 661,000

Daily channel share:

Network 7 24.5%

Network 9 17.1%

Network ABC 15.9%

Network TEN 13.3%

Network 7TWO 4.6%

Network SBS ONE 4.3%

Network GO! 3.5%

Network 7mate 3.3%

Network Gem 3.2%

Network ONE 2.7%

Network ELEVEN 2.5%

Network ABC2 2.2%

Network ABC News 24 1.5%

Network SBS 2 0.8%

Network ABC3 0.7%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total network share:

Network 7 TTL 32.3%

Network 9 TTL 23.7%

Network ABC TTL 20.3%

Network TEN TTL 18.4%

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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