NCIS strong for Ten, while Bondi Rescue and The Biggest Loser fall

Ten’s US crime show NCIS returned to its spot as the most-watched show for Tuesday night, with its main competition, My Kitchen Rules wrapping up its first series on Monday.  

NCIS attracted 1.5 million viewers, according to preliminary overnight OzTam data in the main metro markets.

It rated ahead of Seven’s Border Security which slotted into the 7:30pm time slot previously occupied by My Kitchen Rules.

Nine’s Top Gear was the fourth most-watched show for the night, but was number one among 16-39s and 18-49s – ahead of NCIS.

In other results for Ten, Bondi Rescue managed only 955,000, down from the one million it attracted the previous week and well below the 1.27 million it averaged last year.

Meanwhile, The Biggest Loser: Couples attracted 786,000, which was similarly down from the 888,000 the previous week. The weight loss reality show ranked a low 15th place among 18-49 year old viewers and 12th among 16-39s.

And while NCIS spin-off, NCIS: Los Angeles won its 9:30pm time slot, it attracted 907,000 viewers, and rated behind Nine’s Survivor: Heroes vs Villains and Seven’s Private Practice among 16-39s and 18-49s.

During the day, the broadcast of the health debate between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott, saw Nine’s version of the broadcast attract the highest ratings compared to Seven, Ten and the ABC, with 274,000 viewers.

In overall free-to-air TV viewing Seven’s main channel won the night with a 26.6 per cent share, followed by Nine with 24.9 per cent and Ten with 22.4 per cent.

Tuesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 26.6%
  • Nine: 24.9%
  • Ten: 22.4%
  • ABC1: 14.1%
  • SBS1: 4.3%
  • 7TWO 2.5%
  • GO!: 2.1%
  • ABC2: 1.2%
  • ABC3: 0.7%
  • One: 0.7%
  • SBS2: 0.6%

Tuesday’s most-watched shows:

  1. NCIS Ten 1.502m
  2. Border Security Seven 1.397m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.391m
  4. Top Gear Nine 1.359m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 1.318m
  6. The Force Seven 1.288m
  7. Nine News Nine 1.123m
  8. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.114m
  9. Home and Away Seven 1.058m
  10. A Current Affair Nine 1.054m
  11. ABC News ABC 1.008m
  12. Bondi Rescue Ten 0.955m
  13. Grey’s Anatomy Seven 0.943m
  14. NCIS: Los Angeles Ten 0.907m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.861m

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