I’m a Celebrity and The Block climb on My Kitchen Rules free night

Network Nine’s reality show The Block: Triple Threat lifted for the network last night as it was simulcast on the main channel and secondary station Gem pulling a metro audience of 852,000, helping the main channel to a total audience win.

The absence of My Kitchen Rules on Channel Seven also helped boost Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here as well lifting to 698,000 from 588,000 on Wednesday, according to the OzTam preliminary overnight metro ratings.

However, the show’s improvement could not help Ten climb out of fourth spot for total audience share, with 13.1 per cent behind ABC’s 14.9 per cent, while Nine held off Seven with 19.1 per cent to 18.5 per cent.

After news Channel Seven’s biggest show was a 90-minute special of Home and Away from 7pm, up against the reality offerings from Nine and Ten, which had 828,000 viewers.

While no breakdown is available of the audiences for The Block on Nine and Gem, the combined audience lifted from Wendesday night’s 683,000, and up from the 779,000 the Thursday before when it did not air in Perth.

Nine News was the only show to break the million mark getting 1m viewers at 6pm, dropping to 901,000 at 6.30pm, while Seven News at 6pm had 931,000 viewers dropping to 848,000 at 6.30pm.

The ABC’s premiere of new drama Hiding got 730,000 at 8.30pm winning its timeslot, ahead of Inside Story at 8.40pm on Nine which had 602,000, and Seven’s telemovie Fatal Honeymoon with 523,000.

The Block topped all the demographics, with Home and Away second in 16-39 and I’m a Celebrity second in 18-49 and 25-54 demos.

Top 15 shows for Thursday:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,000,000

2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 931,000

3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 901,000

4 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -THU Network 9 852,000

5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 848,000

6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 845,000

7 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 828,000

8 7.30-EV Network ABC 765,000

9 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 733,000

10 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 732,000

11 HIDING-EV Network ABC 730,000


13 QI RPT Network ABC 686,000

14 INSIDE STORY Network 9 602,000

15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 573,000

Channel audience share:

Network 9 19.1%

Network 7 18.5%

Network ABC 14.9%

Network TEN 13.1%

Network 7TWO 5.6%

Network GO! 5.2%

Network SBS ONE 4.9%

Network 7mate 3.8%

Network ABC2 3.2%

Network ONE 3.0%

Network ELEVEN 2.7%

Network Gem 2.1%

Network ABC News 24 1.7%

Network SBS 2 1.2%

Network ABC3 0.9%

Network NITV 0.2%

Total network share:

Network 7 TTL 27.9%

Network 9 TTL 26.4%

Network ABC TTL 20.7%

Network TEN TTL 18.9%

Network SBS TTL 6.2%

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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