Great Australian Bakeoff debuts strongly for Foxtel as 800 Words see audience climb

Foxtel brought back The Great Australian Bakeoff last night two years after Nine ditched the show after just one season after it failed to find a strong audience.

The show, which sees Maggie Beer and Matt Moran put contestants through a series of cake and bread based challenges was the most-watched thing on pay-TV last night with an audience of 104,000 tuning in nationally to Lifestyle Food at 8.30pm.great australian bakeoff

Foxtel appears to have stuck more closely to the formula which has made The Great British Bakeoff one of the most popular shows for the BBC in the UK, including introducing quirky comedians Mel Buttle and Claire Hooper as the hosts.

On free-to-air TV Channel Channel Seven’s Erik Thomson drama 800 Words actually saw a slight lift in its audience to 1.082m from last week’s 1.057m at 8.40pm according to OzTam overnight metro ratings.

Last week it also added 254,000 last week on catch up to a consolidated metro total of 1.309m.

While it beat Nine’s new episode of The Big Bang Theory which aired at 8.40pm and managed 1.018m the comedy show dominated all the advertising demographics.

However 800 Words and a slight lift for The X Factor’s results show on last week with 982,000 to win the 7.30pm battle gave Seven the audience share win for the night with 23.7 per cent.

For Ten The Biggest Loser Families managed 527,000 at 7.30pm while The Block on Nine had 949,000.

The news battle saw Seven News take the honours with its 6pm bulletins getting 1.031m and its 6.30pm bulletin and Today Tonight offering managing 1.012m. Nine’s 6pm bulletin had 968,000 and its 6.30pm showing had 987,000.

Nine saw ratings for Bakeoff drop from 1.119m on debut in 2013 to 760,000 for the grand finale.

Top 15 shows:

1 800 WORDS Network Seven 1,082,000

2 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 1,031,000

3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -TUES Network Nine 1,018,000

4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network Seven 1,012,000

5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network Nine 987,000

6 THE X FACTOR-TUE Network Seven 982,000

7 NINE NEWS Network Nine 968,000

8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network Nine 962,000

9 THE BLOCK -TUE Network Nine 949,000

10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 796,000

11 HOME AND AWAY Network Seven 794,000

12 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network Nine 743,000

13 7.30-EV Network ABC 667,000

14 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Network Seven 616,000

15 CATALYST-EV Network ABC 602,000

Daily channel share:

Network 7 23.7%

Network 9 20.5%

Network ABC 11.8%

Network TEN 11.4%

Network 7TWO 5.4%

Network SBS 5.0%

Network Gem 4.1%

Network ONE 3.4%

Network 7mate 3.3%

Network GO! 3.1%

Network ELEVEN 2.7%

Network ABC2 2.5%

Network ABC News 24 1.5%

Network SBS 2 1.0%

Network ABC3 0.5%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total share:

Network 7 TTL 32.4%

Network 9 TTL 27.8%

Network TEN TTL 17.5%

Network ABC TTL 16.3%

Network SBS TTL 6.1%

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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