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Kyle & Jackie O victim’s family helps A Current Affair to Tuesday ratings win

Nine’s hyped A Current Affair interview with the family of the 14-year-old who blurted out on the Kyle & Jackie O show that she had been raped may have turned out to only be with her aunt and cousin, but it still delivered ratings for the network.  

The Tracy Grimshaw-conducted interview delivered an average audience of 1.4m, according to preliminary TV ratings from OzTam, making it the network’s most watched programme of the night.

Indeed, the only other bright spot of the night for Nine was Eddie McGuire’s Millionaire Hot Seat (714,000) again came close to catching Seven’s Deal Or No Deal (754,000).

Other than that, audiences fell away with 1.3m for the 7pm episode of Two And A Half Men; 1.2m for 20 To 01; 1m for more Two And A Half Men; and then a dire 624,000 for Commercial Breakdown Adults Only.

Menawhile, Ten only had one decently performing programme – Talkin Bout Your Generation with 1.5m, but it was enough to beat Nine into third place for the night.

Seven was Tuesdays’s winner though, with an audience that built steadily though the night, peaking with Packed To The Rafters’ 1.9m.

Tuesday night’s TV viewing share:

Seven 31.5%; Ten 25.9%; Nine 23.8%; ABC 15.3%; SBS 3.6%

Tuesday’s highest rating TV shows:

  1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.9m
  2. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1.5m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.5m
  4. A Current Affair Nine 1.4m
  5. Surf Patrol Seven 1.4m
  6. Today Tonight Seven 1.3m
  7. Air Ways Seven 1.3m
  8. Two and a Half Men 7pm Nine 1.3m
  9. Nine News Nine 1.3m
  10. Home and Away Seven 1.3m
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