Iron Chef final sees audience fizzle

Seven’s final episode of Iron Chef delivered a miserable 768,000 on Tuesday night while the network’s Parenthood rated just 724,000.

Previously Seven has been winning Tuesdays thanks to Packed To The Rafters, which finished last week.

However, Nine failed to capitalise on Seven’s weaker schedule with Top Gear rating just 829,000, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam.  

Top show for the night was Ten’s Talkin Bout Your Generation, which rated 1.45m, while NCIS, also on Ten, was second with 1.31m.

Meanwhile, it was another strong performance for Sunrise’s Hawaiian vacation, which averaged 413,000 to Nine’s Today which drew 303,000.

It was also a strong night for digital channels, with 7Two and Nine’s Go both performing well.

As a demonstration of the increasing importance of the secondary channels, Ten beat Nine and Seven for single channel share yesterday. But when each network’s group of channels are consolidated, Ten was third.

Channel share:

  • Ten: 24.2%
  • Seven: 21.2%
  • Nine: 20.0%
  • ABC1: 11.9%
  • 7TWO: 4.9%
  • SBS1: 4.7%
  • GO!: 4.0%
  • 7mate: 3.1%
  • Gem: 2.0%
  • ABC2: 1.2%
  • SBS2: 1.0%
  • ABC3: 0.6%
  • ABC News 24: 0.6%
  • One: 0.6%

Tuesday’s top rating TV shows:

  1. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1.450
  2. NCIS Ten 1.310
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.303
  4. Seven News Seven 1.288
  5. Nine News Nine 1.162
  6. Home and Away Seven 1.028
  7. A Current Affair Nine 1.004
  8. ABC News ABC 0.990
  9. Top Gear Nine 0.829
  10. Two and a Half Men Nine 0.782
  11. Iron Chef Seven 0.768
  12. Ten News Ten 0.755
  13. The 7:30 Report ABC 0.745
  14. Parenthood Seven 0.724
  15. The 7PM Project Ten 0.722

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