Katy Perry at the Opera House takes Seven’s Sunrise to biggest ratings of the year

Katy Perry and Sunrise EP Michael Pell

Katy Perry and Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell

An early morning performance by Katy Perry on Channel Seven’s Sunrise helped the show to its highest ratings for the year with an average 484,000 metro viewers according to OzTAM.

The show broadcast live from an outdoor stage at the Sydney Opera House took Sunrise into the top 20 programs of the day and put the show ahead of rival Nine’s Today, which averaged 315,000, in all five cities.

It was Perry’s second performance for Seven following her appearance on The X Factor which averaged over 2.2m on Monday. And it boosted the breakfast’s show’s ratings less than a week before Ten launches its new morning lineup Wake Up and Studio Ten on Monday.

Meanwhile, Nine’s Today is to attempt to capitalise on its strength in Melbourne with all the show’s presenters in the city tomorrow for the build up to the Melbourne Cup. And next week sees Today launch a car giveaway as it attempts to stop its viewers sampling Ten’s new fare.

In prime time last night, Seven’s Dancing With the Stars, now in its fifth week, held onto its audience with an average 1.165m viewers for the two hour show.

Meanwhile ratings declined again for Nine’s Super Fun Night, the American sitcom starring Rebel Wilson, which averaged just 562,000.

However Nine’s audience for Big Brother was larger than usual with 916,000 total viewers.

Ten’s top performer was NCIS, a new episode of the US import that scored 870,000 viewers and was eighth for the night. The Project was 20th for the night with 482,000 and Recipe to Riches scored 471,000.

Seven won the night with a 24.2 per cent audience share, followed by Nine with 16.7 per cent.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.17m
  2. Dancing with the Stars Seven 1.165m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.145m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.035m
  5. A Current Affair Nine 1.02m
  6. Home and Away Seven 926,000
  7. Big Brother Nine 916,000
  8. NCIS Ten 870,000
  9. ABC News ABC1 842,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 780,000
  11. Foreign Correspondent ABC1 645,000
  12. ABC News Update ABC1 610,000
  13. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 601,000
  14. Hot Seat Nine 577,000
  15. Super Fun Night Nine 562,000 138,

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven 24.2%
  • Nine 16.7%
  • Ten 13.6%
  • ABC1 12.1%
  • SBS ONE 5.3%
  • 7TWO 5.3%
  • GO! 4.4%
  • 7mate 4.0%
  • ELEVEN 3.6%
  • ABC2 3.0%
  • ONE 2.8%
  • Gem 2.3%
  • ABC News 24 1.0%
  • ABC3 0.9%
  • SBS 2 0.8%
  • NITV 0.0%

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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