At The Movies sees extra 168,000 tune in following news of show’s axing

At The Movies boosted its audience by by 168,000 following the news yesterday that it to be cancelled with hosts Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton to retire in December.

The show, airing at 9:30pm on ABC, drew an audience of 512,000 up from last week’s audience of 344,000 beating Ten’s Under the Dome and Seven’s Prince Harry at 30. The ABC has today confirmed it does not intend to air a weekly movie review show when it finishes.

Over on Nine, Big Brother’s audience dipped again last night, following a modest resurgence after a poor Sunday night audience. The reality show’s 90 minute episode at 8:40pm posted an audience of 696,000, slightly up on its Sunday night audience of 645,000 but down on its Monday night audience of 817,000.

It was beaten in the timeslot by Winners & Losers on Seven at 8:45pm, which was the second most popular show amongst people aged 25-54 with 839,000 viewers, up on last week’s audience of 730,000.

Top show of the night was The Block:Glasshouse at 7:30pm with 1.364m, which topped all demographics, while Big Brother was the second most popular across people aged 16-39 and 18-49.

Home and Away was Seven’s most popular entertainment program, grabbing and audience of 916,000 as Seven got an audience share of 19.6 per cent, behind Nine’s share of 21.2 per cent.

Sam Armytage’s Bringing Sexy Back had a modest audience increase after posting its worst performance last week of 617,000. Up against The Block: Glasshouse at 7:30pm, the show drew an audience of 691,000.

Over on Ten, The Project’s second half hour at 7pm was the most popular show, grabbing an audience of 704,000, while Family Feud, which is simulcast on Ten, Eleven and One at 6pm, was watched by 686,000.

The first episode of Jamie’s Comfort Food, which followed on from the series Save with Jamie which struggled ratings-wise and went up against The Block and Bringing Sexy Back at 7:30pm, drew an audience of 490,000 up on Save with Jamie’s last episode audience of 421,000.

Under the Dome, airing at 9:30pm, improved on its 298,000 viewers from last week, climbing to 323,000. Last week’s episode of the series was watched by an extra 153,000 taking its total audience to 449,000.

Ten grabbed an improved audience share on last week, up to 12.3 per cent compared to last week’s share of 10.7 per cent, tied with ABC.

In the news battleground, Nine News won with an audience of 1.121m at 6pm and a 6:30pm audience of 1.003m while Seven News at 6pm had 1.030m before dropping to 969,000 at 6:30pm.

Top 15 shows:

  1. The Block Glasshouse Nine 1.364m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.121m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.030m
  4. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.003m
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 969,000
  6. Home and Away Seven 916,000
  7. A Current Affair Nine 839,000
  8. Winners & Losers Seven 839,000
  9. ABC News ABC1 779,000
  10. The Project 7PM Ten 704,000
  11. Big Brother Nine 696,000
  12. Bringing Sexy Back Seven 691,000
  13. Family Feud Ten 686,000
  14. 7.30 ABC1 666,000
  15. Brilliant Creatures: Germaine, Clive, Barry & Bob ABC1 615,000

Tuesday Night’s share:

  • Nine 21.2%
  • Seven 19.6%
  • ABC1 12.3%
  • TEN 12.3%
  • Gem 5.2%
  • 7TWO 5.1%
  • 7mate 4.4%
  • GO! 4.3%
  • SBS ONE 4.2%
  • ONE 3.4%
  • ABC2 2.8%
  • ELEVEN 2.7%
  • ABC3 0.9%
  • SBS 2 0.9%
  • ABC News 24 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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