Nine’s Open House ties with Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

Alisa and Lysandra

Alisa and Lysandra

Nine’s decision to not air The Block: Triple Threat last night in favour of the first episode of Open House, a spinoff of The Block, saw the channel’s audience share plummet as Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here tie with Nine’s programming in the 7.30pm timeslot for the first time.

Open House, which last night saw The Block former contestants Alisa and Lysandra given a $10,000 budget and a short time-frame to renovate a dark brick 1970s house, was watched by 620,000. This was down from The Block: Triple Threat’s audience of 852,000 last week when it was also simulcast on Gem.

Ten’s I’m A Celebrity, which was simulcast on One, delivered the network an audience of 620,000 metro viewers, according to preliminary overnight OzTam ratings. It was still down on last week’s audience of 698,000.

Both shows were out-rated by the ABC’s 7.30 which was watched by 724,000 viewers.

My Kitchen Rules easily won the 7.30pm timeslot, grabbing a metro audience of 1.49m viewers. Last week the show did not air on Thursday evening.

Nine only managed to grab an audience share of 16.3 per cent as the gap widens between it and Seven who won the night with a share of 25.3 per cent.

Ten grabbed a share of 13.4 per cent and the ABC managed a share of 12.4 per cent.

On Ten, the premiere of Gogglebox Australia was watched by 495,000 at 9pm, after debuting on Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel on Wednesday evening with a national audience of 146,000.

It beat Seven’s 9pm movie Safe House which had an audience of 480,000.

Meanwhile on the ABC, Outback ER at 8pm grabbed an audience of 601,000 and Hiding at 8.30pm was watched by 530,000 metro viewers.

In news, Seven News at 6pm was watched by 926,000 growing to 951,000 viewers at 6.30pm. Nine News at 6pm was watched by 918,000 dropping to 900,000 viewers from 6.30pm.

On the secondary channels, 7TWO grabbed an audience share of 5.6 per cent. Its best performing show was Lewis in the 8.30pm timeslot which was watched by 306,000 viewers.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MY KITCHEN RULES-THU Network 7 1,490,000
2 SEVEN NEWS/TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 951,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 926,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 918,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 900,000
6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 859,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 816,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 794,000
9 7.30-EV Network ABC 724,000
11 OPEN HOUSE Network 9 620,000
12 OUTBACK ER-EV Network ABC 601,000
13 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 581,000
14 INSIDE STORY Network 9 539,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 536,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 25.3%
Network 9 16.3%
Network TEN 13.4%
Network ABC 12.4%
Network ABC2 2.9%
Network 7TWO 5.6%
Network 7mate 4.0%
Network GO! 3.7%
Network SBS ONE 3.7%
Network ELEVEN 3.6%
Network Gem 2.6%
Network ONE 2.5%
Network ABC News 24 1.5%
Network ABC3 1.0%
Network SBS 2 0.9%
Network NITV 0.7%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 34.9%
Network 9 TTL 22.7%
Network TEN TTL 19.5%
Network ABC TTL 17.8%
Network SBS TTL 5.2%

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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