Nine’s Gotham audience tumbles as Seven wins the night with X Factor grand final performance show

Nine’s Gotham has seen its audience tumble by 44 per cent on its debut last week with just 698,000 tuning in for last night’s episode after the premiere episode last week attracted an audience of 1.239m as it struggled against Seven’s The X Factor in its 8.30pm timeslot.

The channel’s best performing show was 60 Minutes, with the current affairs program attracting an audience of 1.086m at 7.30pm, following the premiere of new show The Embassy at 6.30pm which details Australians seeking help at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, attracting an audience of 874,000.  .

It wasn’t enough for the channel to claim victory, with Seven winning the night with an audience share of 27.4 per cent off the back of the grand final performance of The X Factor compared to Nine’s share of 20.1 per cent, well down from last week’s share of 31.8 per cent in the absence of The Block: Glasshouse.

The X Factor Grand Final Performance on Seven from 8pm drew an audience of 1.316m, up on last week’s episode which was watched by 1.13m viewers, and was the most watched show across all the demographics. However, it was down on last year’s grand final live performance show, which saw 2.02m metro viewers tune in.

The premiere of reality series The Big Adventure, which sees 12 Australians compete in extreme conditions for prizes, gave X Factor a lead-in of 945,000, with that number representing the audience of the main channel as well as a simulcast on 7Mate at 6.30pm.

Meanwhile on Ten, which grabbed an audience share of 10.4 per cent up on last week’s share of 8.7 per cent, Scorpion, which also went up against The Embassy and The Big Adventure at 6.30pm, boosted its audience to 659,000 after only 415,000 tuned in last week.

A new episode of Modern Family also boosted its audience from 461,000 last week to 660,000 this week in the absence of The Block finale, while NCIS: New Orleans, on at 8.30pm, also managed a modest boost up to 417,000 from last week’s audience of 410,000.

It wasn’t enough for Ten to beat the ABC, with the ABC grabbing an audience share of 11.2 per cent. Doctor Who, airing at 7.40pm, attracted an audience of 637,000 up from last week’s audience of 526,000. The Code at 8.30pm saw its audience drop away slightly from 578,000 last week to 550,000. Mad Dogs, on at 9.30pm, was watched by 187,000.

In the news battleground, Seven News at 6pm won the night with an audience of 1.033m compared to Nine News’ audience of 1.029m.

Ten’s coverage of the 2014 MotoGP on Phillip Island saw 389,000 viewers tune in for the race, with 299,000 watching the pre-race show and 353,000 sticking around for the post-race show.

Saturday’s coverage of the third match in the Bledisloe Cup series, which saw Australia lose to New Zealand in the last minutes of the match, saw more viewers tune in as the game wrapped up and coach Ewen McKenzie resigned, with 529,000 watching the post-match coverage on Ten after 493,000 had watched the live game.

Top 15 Shows:
2 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,086,000
3 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,033,000
4 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,029,000
5 THE BIG ADVENTURE Network 7 945,000
6 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC1 893,000
7 THE EMBASSY Network 9 874,000
8 GOTHAM Network 9 698,000
9 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 660,000
10 SCORPION Network TEN 659,000
11 CASTLE Network 7 658,000
12 DOCTOR WHO-EV Network ABC1 637,000
13 THE CODE-EV Network ABC1 555,000
15 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 521,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 27.4%
Network 9 20.1%
Network ABC1 11.2%
Network TEN 10.4%
Network SBS ONE 5.6%
Network 7TWO 4.8%
Network ELEVEN 4.6%
Network GO! 4.1%
Network 7mate 2.8%
Network ONE 2.4%
Network ABC2 1.8%
Network Gem 1.8%
Network ABC3 0.9%
Network ABC News 24 0.9%
Network SBS 2 0.9%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:
Network 7 27.4%
Network 9 TTL 25.9% 36.1%
Network TEN TTL 17.5% 14.3%
Network SBS TTL 6.7% 5.5%

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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