NCIS speeds ahead of Top Gear and My Kitchen Rules

Ten saw a strong Tuesday ratings result, with NCIS the most-watched show for the night, but it proved more popular among older viewers, while younger audiences turned to Seven’s My Kitchen Rules and Nine’s Top Gear.  

NCIS had a commanding ratings lead with over 1.5 million viewers, bettering its performance last week of 1.363 million, according to overnight preliminary OzTam data in the main metro markets.

Ten’s channel share of 21.8 per cent in overall free-to-air viewing was also noticeably up from the 15.2 per cent it attracted yesterday, when it was beaten by ABC1 with its share of 16.3 per cent.

Meanwhile, My Kitchen Rules (MKR) was the second most-watched show yesterday with 1.46 million. However, among viewers aged 16-39 the cooking show was number one, followed by Top Gear, and then NCIS.

The third overall most-watched program was car show Top Gear with 1.316 million. But among 18-49s it was the top-rating show, followed by MKR and then NCIS.

In overall free-to-air TV viewing among the main channels, Seven led the day winning in breakfast, morning, in the afternoon with its quiz show Deal or No Deal, its evening news and current affair show Today Tonight.

Tuesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 28.4%
  • Nine: 24.6%
  • Ten: 21.8%
  • ABC1: 15.1%
  • SBS1: 3.1%
  • GO!: 2.4%
  • 7TWO 2.0%
  • ABC2: 1.1%
  • SBS2: 0.6%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • One: 0.5%

Tuesday’s most-watched shows:

  1. NCIS Ten 1.517m
  2. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.462m
  3. Top Gear Nine 1.316m
  4. Seven News Seven 1.301m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 1.296m
  6. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.135m
  7. Nine News Nine 1.114m
  8. Home and Away Seven 1.105m
  9. A Current Affair Nine 1.102m
  10. Grey’s Anatomy Seven 1.050m
  11. ABC News ABC 1.007m
  12. Brothers and Sisters Seven 0.936m
  13. Bondi Rescue Ten 0.915m
  14. Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones ABC 0.823m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.812m

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