Grimshaw vs Ramsay makes for good Tuesday night TV ratings

Tracy Grimshaw’s war with TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been good for Nine’s ratings – Tuesday night’s edition of A Current Affair was about 25% up on its usual audience and overtook Seven rival Today Tonight.  

Last night’s ACA, which returned to the spat, averaged nearly 1.5m viewers while Today Tonight was on 1.4m according to preliminary metro figures from OzTam.

By contrast, last week, ACA averaged 1.2m across the week, with Today Tonight averaging 1.4m.

However, the show was the only piece of good news for Nine, with HomeMade dropping out of the top 15 most watched shows of Tuesday night. From next week, Nine will be canning its Sunday night edition of the home makeover show and running double editions on Tuesdays.

But the night belonged to Ten with MasterChef’s nearly 1.4m building into almost 1.7m for Talkin Bout Your Generation and most of that transitioning through to NCIS.

Tuesday’s share: Ten 30.3%; Seven 27.6%; Nine 24%; ABC 14.3%; SBS 3.7%. Ten also has a ratigns lead for the week, with a network share of 27.5%, ahead of Seven’s 26.9% and Nine’s 25%. However, that is likely to narrow tonight with Seven’s banker Thank God You’re Here likely to win the night for the network.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Seven News – Seven 1.7m
  2. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation – Ten 1.7m
  3. NCIS 8:30pm – Ten 1.6m
  4. The Zoo – Seven 1.5m
  5. A Current Affair – Nine 1.5m
  6. Today Tonight – Seven 1.4m
  7. Find My Family – Seven 1.4m
  8. Masterchef – Ten 1.4m
  9. Nine News – Nine 1.3m
  10. NCIS 9:30pm – Ten 1.3m
  11. Two and a Half Men 7pm – Nine 1.2m
  12. All Saints – Seven 1.2m
  13. Home and Away – Seven 1.2m
  14. Two and a Half Men 8:30pm – Nine 1.2m
  15. Two and a Half Men 9pm – Nine 1.1m

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