Numbers drop to 1.768m for INXS, as Ten’s dancing continues to struggle

INXS Never Tear Us ApartSeven lost viewers for the second part of its telemovie INXS: Never Tear Us Apart as the audience dropped from just under 2m for the first half to 1.768m after My Kitchen Rules won the biggest audience of the night with 1.863m, while Ten’s So You Think You Can Dance again struggled to get up against its established rivals.

Seven’s Sunday Night interview with Rachel Louise, the loyal girlfriend of convicted killer Simon Gittany, was third for the night with 1.684m metro viewers, OzTam’s preliminary overnight metro ratings show, helping the network win a 35.9 per cent audience share.

Torah Bright’s early exit from the Women’s Snowboard Cross at the Winter Olympics in Sochi averaged 825,000 for Channel Ten across four capital cities. The event was simulcast on digital channel One, which was also the only place viewers in Perth could watch it live, with Ten claiming a combined audience of 908,000 for the event.

However, the third outing of So You Think You Can Dance dropped to 313,000 viewers for Ten at 6.30pm, up against My Kitchen Rules and The Block.

As My Kitchen Rules won the 6.30pm timelsot with 1.863m, The Block had its highest rating for the series so far with 1.36m ranking the show fourth for the night.

However So You Think You Can Dance Australia’s audience dropped for the third time after launching to 466,000 last Sunday and falling to 365,000 on Monday, displaying numbers reminiscent of Ten’s failed dance show Everybody Dance Now.

Rake on ABC1 was third in the 8.30pm timeslot with 739,000, gaining viewers on its launch to 645,000 last week, as Nine’s drama about the ill-fated Qantas flight 32 averaged just 586,000.

Nine’s 60 Minutes’ features about the rise and fall of Olympic swimmer Scott Miller, and the case for a shark cull in Western Australia also failed to stack up against Seven’s Sunday Night as 60 Minutes averaged 858,000 while Sunday Night had 1.684m. And Seven News also won its timeslot with 1.34m as Nine had 1.142m for its news program.

In the consolidated audience figures Channel Nine’s docudrama Schapelle gained 131,000 viewers on last week, taking its total audience to 1.153m for the seven days, while Seven’s INXS gained 276,000 viewers during the week increasing its audience from 1.967m to 2.243m.

The first part of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart on Seven was the most popular program of the week even without the consolidated numbers, followed by My Kitchen Rules, which had between 1.9m and 1.6m viewers throughout the week, and Sunday Night’s 1.8m last week, helping the network win a 24.7 per cent share of the weekly primetime audience. Meanwhile Nine had 19.5 per cent and Ten 12 per cent behind ABC1’s 12.2 per cent weekly primetime audience share.

Last night Channel Nine’s 18 per cent audience share was almost half of Seven’s 35.9 per cent, and Ten’s 9.4 per cent falling just behind the 9.5 per cent for ABC1.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1,863,000
  2. INXS: Never Tear Us Apart Seven 1,768,000
  3. Sunday Night Seven 1,684,000
  4. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1,361,000
  5. Seven News Seven 1,340,000
  6. Nine News Sunday Nine 1,142,000
  7. 60 Minutes Nine 858,000
  8. Sochi Live Women’s Snow Cross Final Ten 825,000
  9. Rake ABC1 739,000
  10. ABC News Update ABC1 717,000
  11. David Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals ABC1 716,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 681,000
  13. Mayday Mayday – Terror on the QF32 Nine 586,000
  14. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 468,000
  15. Sochi Live D9 Evening Ten 424,000

Sunday’s share:

  1. Seven 35.9%
  2. Nine 18.0%
  3. ABC1 9.5%
  4. TEN 9.4%
  5. ONE 6.0%
  6. GO! 3.8%
  7. 7TWO 3.3%
  8. SBS ONE 2.9%
  9. 7mate 2.7%
  10. Gem 2.6%
  11. ELEVEN 2.2%
  12. ABC2 1.7%
  13. ABC News 24 0.9%
  14. ABC3 0.7%
  15. SBS 2 0.5%
  16. 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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