Indigenous drama Redfern Now draws 600,000 viewers

The first episode of the second series of Redfern Now drew 604,000 viewers to ABC1, while a quiet Thursday night on the networks saw ABC 7pm News take out the top program of the night with an audience of 1.059m.

The gritty Indigenous drama set in the Sydney suburb of Redfern consists of six stand alone episodes and was funded by Screen Australia.

Meanwhile Seven’s love contest Beauty and the Geek Australia averaged 834,000 metro viewers, according to OzTam. Beauty and the Geek was Seven’s top entertainment show, followed by Home and Away with 821,000.

Nine’s strongest entertainment show was Big Brother with 790,000 viewers, and it was the top show in people 25-54.

Ten’s top performer was US import Law and Order:SVU with 693,000, while Jamie Oliver’s Food Fight Club averaged 478,000 and was 17th in all programs.

Seven’s Sunrise won the breakfast show battle with an average metro audience of 374,000, while Today averaged 307,000 for Channel Nine.

Seven narrowly won the night with a 20.3 per cent share of the audience over Nine’s 19.8 per cent.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. ABC News Update ABC1 1.059m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.033m
  3. Seven News Seven 992,000
  4. Catalyst ABC1 990,000
  5. Today Tonight Seven 884,000
  6. ABC News Update ABC1 849,000
  7. Beauty and the Geek Australia Seven 834,000
  8. 7.30 ABC1 833,000
  9. Home and Away Seven 821,000
  10. A Current Affair Nine 797,000
  11. Big Brother Nine 790,000
  12. Law & Order: SVU Ten 693,000
  13. How I Met Your Mother Seven 629,000
  14. Redfern Now ABC1 604,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 559,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Seven 20.3%
  • Nine 19.8%
  • ABC1 14.7%
  • TEN 11.3%
  • SBS ONE 5.3%
  • 7TWO 4.6%
  • 7mate 3.8%
  • GO! 4.7%
  • Gem 3.4%
  • ELEVEN 3.4%
  • ABC2 3.3%
  • ONE 2.1%
  • ABC News 24 1.5%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • Network NITV 0.1%

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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