Lewis on 7Two beats Restaurant Revolution on Seven as reality show sinks to a new low

lewis title pageMultichannel 7Two claimed a rare victory over Seven’s main channel yesterday with UK detective show Lewis outrating Seven’s Restaurant Revolution in the 8.30pm timeslot.

Seven’s decision to further bury the cooking show in the later 8.30pm to 10.30pm slot led to a further slump in viewers with just 298,000 tuning in, compared to 366,000 on 7Two – leaving it sixth in its timeslot.

It was also up against the dead rubber fifth and final Ashes test between England and Australia, which drew 600,000 viewers for session one between 7.30 – 10pm on Gem.

The Bachelor managed 817,000 at 7.30pm and was again the top entertainment show of the night, although it was down from 911,000 last Thursday according to OzTam metro overnight ratings.Nine comfortably topped the night with a share of 20.2 per cent, ahead of Seven with 13.8 per cent and Ten’s 13.1 per cent, while Gem had 11.9 per cent courtesy of the cricket, comfortably ahead of ABC’s 10.3 per cent.

Restaurant Revolution was outrated on Thursday by shows including Doc Martin on 7Two (304,000), ABC’s BBC drama The Honourable Woman (426,000), daytime soapy The Bold and the Beautiful on Ten (360,000), the second session of the Ashes from 10.40pm to

The NRL match between St George Illawara and Penrith Panthers drew 410,000 on Nine in Sydney and Brisbane from 7.30pm to 9.40pm.

In Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth the NRL was replaced by Inside Story at 7.30pm which had 251,000, Kings Cross ER at 8pm with 241,000 viewers and then The Footy Show at 8.40pm, which was on at 9.40pm in the other markets and managed 571,000 in the five markets.

In news Nine won the night with 1.069m at6pm and 1.022m at 6.30pm, while Seven had 925,000 at 6pm and 904,000 at 6.30pm.

For the breakfast battle Seven’s Sunrise had 313,000 viewers beating Nine’s Today with 295,000.

Top 15 shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,069,000

2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,022,000

3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 925,000

4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 904,000

5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 867,000


7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 809,000

8 7.30-EV Network ABC 690,000

9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 656,000


11 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 593,000

12 HOT SEAT Network 9 581,000

13 THE FOOTY SHOW Network 9 571,000

14 LAW & ORDER: SVU Network TEN 502,000

15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 499,000

Channel audience share:

Network 9 20.2%

Network 7 13.8%

Network TEN 13.1%

Network Gem 11.9%

Network ABC 10.3%

Network 7TWO 6.8%

Network SBS ONE 3.9%

Network ABC2 3.6%

Network 7mate 3.5%

Network ONE 3.1%

Network ELEVEN 3.1%

Network GO! 2.8%

Network ABC News 24 1.6%

Network SBS 2 1.3%

Network ABC3 0.5%

Network NITV 0.4%

Total network share:

Network 9 TTL 34.9%

Network 7 TTL 24.1%

Network TEN TTL 19.4%

Network ABC TTL 16.0%

Network SBS TTL 5.6%

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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