Ten takes 328,000 for The Biggest Loser as My Kitchen Rules wins over 2.1m

Ten’s reality TV show The Biggest Loser maintained low ratings last night with 328,000 metro viewers as Seven’s hit My Kitchen Rules broke the 2m mark for the second night in a row and third time this series.

Ratings for The Biggest Loser have declined since its launch to 753,000 ahead of the official ratings season on January 19, and fell to 323,000 last week, it’s lowest rating of the season. Last night it saw a slight increase to 328,000 in all cities last night, and was 30th in all programs in total people and 21st in Ten’s target demographic of 25-54.

However Ten’s audience share lifted from 6.4 per cent and 6.8 per cent on Sunday and Monday to 10 per cent last night, according to the preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

Tuesday’s episode featured trainer Steve “Commando” Willis’ horror as he discovered contestant Caitlin’s high-calorie cheesy snack.


Meanwhile The Block posted it’s highest Tuesday night rating for the series helping Nine retain 1.17m viewers for the new episode of The Big Bang Theory which followed at 8.40pm, winning the timeslot.

Seven’s audience for its original drama Winners and Losers dropped to 962,000 from 1.041m last week, falling behind a repeat episode of The Big Bang Theory on Nine with its metro audience of 1.026m. However Winners and Losers was one of the most timeshifted shows last week, gaining 160,000 viewers to climb to 1.201m since its broadcast last week.

Meanwhile NCIS on Ten averaged 530,000 for a new episode at 8.30pm and 475,000 for NCIS: Los Angeles which followed at 9.40pm.

Nine’s two episodes of 2 Broke Girls had 599,000 and 434,000 on Nine from 9.40pm.

Nine News won both the 6pm and 6.30pm timeslots, with a 73,000 metro viewer lead over Seven from 6pm and a 16,000 lead over Seven News and Today Tonight from 6.30pm. Nine held onto 938,000 viewers for A Current Affair at 7pm, but Home and Away proved slightly more popular with 998,000 viewers on Seven.

Seven’s Sunrise won the breakfast battle, with 340,000 metro viewers, more than Ten’s The Biggest Loser posted in primetime. Meanwhile Today averaged 298,000 metro viewers for Nine and Ten’s Wake Up had 43,000.

However Nine’s evening game show Hot Seat was stronger than Seven’s Million Dollar Minute as it won 638,000 viewers in the five cities, while Million Dollar Minute had 474,000 from 5:30pm.

Ten’s strongest show of the night was Eyewitness News between 5pm to 6pm timeslot with 575,000, its highest rating show of the night, followed by The Project, which averaged 558,000 at 6.30pm.

Seven won the night with a 28.6 per cent share of the audience, as Nine had 23.3 per cent. ABC1 was third for the night with a 12 per cent share of the audience.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 2.123m
  2. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1.192m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.173m
  4. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.170m
  5. Seven News Seven 1.098m
  6. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.081m
  7. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 1.065m
  8. The Big Bang Theory (Rpt) 1.026m
  9. Home and Away Seven 998,000
  10. Winners & Losers Seven 962,000
  11. A Current Affair Nine 938,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 839,000
  13. New Tricks (Rpt) ABC1 672,000
  14. Family Confidential ABC1 655,000
  15. Hot Seat 9 638,000

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven 28.6%
  • Nine 23.3%
  • ABC1 12.0%
  • TEN 10.0%
  • 7mate 3.5%
  • Gem 3.4%
  • 7TWO 3.3%
  • SBS ONE 3.2%
  • ABC2 3.1%
  • ELEVEN 2.5%
  • GO! 2.4%
  • ONE 1.8%
  • ABC3 1.1%
  • ABC News 24 1.1%
  • 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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