Jamie Oliver’s new food show struggles for Ten as Resurrection drops again for Seven

Jamie and Jimmy's Food Fight Club

Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club

Ten’s attempt to launch a new Jamie Oliver cooking show against Seven’s blockbuster hit My Kitchen Rules won the struggling network just 293,000 metro viewers as MKR had 1.672m.

UK production Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club, with TV chefs Oliver and Jimmy Doherty, launched with an episode featuring Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt at 7.30pm.

However, the show could not match Seven as 1.67m food fans tuned into one of the final episodes of MKR at the same time, and the penultimate episode of this series of The Block had 1.487m watching as the public were invited in to inspect the apartment building ahead of tonight’s final auction.

Seven and Nine each had five programs with over 1m viewers last night, with Resurrection and My Kitchen Rules putting Seven just ahead of Nine in primetime viewing.

However, Seven again lost viewers for its US mystery drama series Resurrection, with 1.388m watching the third episode which was still third in all programs and won its timeslot at 8.45pm. It debuted to 1.9m viewers and dropped to 1.621m last week.

Meanwhile Nine had 1.298m for The Big Bang Theory from 9pm and the fallout from last week’s heavily trailed kiss which had grabbed 1.51m viewers, and a rerun of the show followed with 919,000 from 9.30pm, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

ABC1 was third in the timeslot with 659,000 for 7.30 and 632,000 for Foreign Correspondent at 8pm.

Ten remained fourth for the night with NCIS taking in 484,000 from 8.30pm and 461,000 for NCIS: Los Angeles from 9pm as British crime investigation show New Tricks had 650,000 on ABC1.

In 25-54s My Kitchen Rules was the most popular show, followed by The Block and The Big Bang Theory on Nine.

Seven won in all people with a 27.3 per cent share of the audience and Nine followed with 25.6 per cent. ABC1 had an 11.7 per cent share of the audience while Ten 9.5 per cent.

It was a close race in news and current affairs programming with Seven News winning 1.289m from 6pm as Nine had 1.281m, and Nine News winning at 6.30pm with 1.159m as Seven News had 1.139m.

And in the morning battle Nine edged ahead of Seven as Today had 339,000 total metro viewers while Sunrise had 337,000.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.672m
  2. The Block Fans v Faves Nine 1.487m
  3. Resurrection Seven 1.388m
  4. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.298m
  5. Seven News Seven 1.289m
  6. Nine News Nine 1.281m
  7. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.159m
  8. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 1.139m
  9. A Current Affair Nine 1.101m
  10. Home and Away Seven 1.026m
  11. The Big Bang Theory Rpt Nine 919,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 908,000
  13. ABC News Update ABC1 761,000
  14. Hot Seat Nine 746,000
  15. 7.30-EV ABC1 659,000

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven 27.3%
  • Nine 25.6%
  • ABC1 11.7%
  • TEN 9.5%
  • SBS ONE 3.9%
  • 7TWO 3.5%
  • 7mate 3.5%
  • GO! 3.1%
  • ABC2 2.5%
  • ELEVEN 2.5%
  • Gem 2.1%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • ONE 1.6%
  • ABC3 1.0%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.1%

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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