Puberty Blues drops as The Blacklist and Inside Story gain

Puberty Blues lost viewers for its second outing of the second season last night as its metro audience dropped to 477,000, while audiences grew for The Blacklist and Inside Story on channels Seven and Nine.

The long-awaited family drama launched on Channel Ten last week fell from 544,000 for its premiere to 477,000, despite having grown a strong following for the first series in 2012. Episode two was 18th in all programs and 12th in Ten’s target demographic of people 25-54.

The Blacklist on Channel Seven won the timeslot with 904,000 from 8.45pm, a slight increase on last week’s 869,000, according to OzTam’s preliminary overnight ratings.

Inside Story, the new real-life investigation show on Channel Nine, saw its audience jump to 855,000, up from 700,000 last week for its episode about lethal lovers on from 8.45pm and 9.45pm.

Seven led into The Blacklist with 1.63m viewers for My Kitchen Rules, the top show of the night while The Block held 1.14m on Channel Nine before Inside Story.

Meanwhile The Biggest Loser had 335,000 on Channel Ten from 7.30pm, holding its place at 25th in all programs.

ABC1 was third in the timeslot as Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell averaged 615,000 from 8pm to 8.30pm and 7.30 had 664,000.

However Puberty Blues lifted Ten to third spot at 8.30pm proving more popular than ABC1’s Spicks and Specks with 408,000 and Jungleboys’ comedy The Moodys which had 346,000. The first episode of Puberty Blues gained 80,000 viewers in catch-up viewing to gain a total audience of 625,000 throughout the week.

The Project, in which host Charlie Pickering announced he would be leaving next month, had 354,000 from 6.30pm and 525,000 from 7pm on Ten. A new episode of The good Wife, on after Puberty Blues, got 274,000 viewers from 9.30pm, behind Seven’s Chicago Fire in the same timeslot with 400,000.

In consolidated viewing, The Blacklist was the most watched program as it gained 220,000 throughout the week, followed by MKR which increased by 152,000 and Chicago Fire, also on Seven, which went up by 127,000 viewers.

Seven won the night with a 26.7 per cent audience share as Channel Nine had 24.1 per cent, and ABC1 was third with a 9.9 per cent share. Channel Ten had a 9.1 per cent of the audience and SBS was seventh for the night with 3.5 per cent, gaining slightly on last week and falling behind just two digital channels.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.63m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.172m
  3. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1.14m
  4. Seven News Seven 1.096m
  5. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.071m
  6. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 1.047m
  7. Home and Away Seven 959,000
  8. A Current Affair Nine 959,000
  9. The Blacklist Seven 904,000
  10. Inside Story Nine 855,000
  11. ABC News ABC1 837,000
  12. 7.30 ABC1 664,000
  13. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 624,000
  14. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell ABC1 615,000
  15. Hot Seat Nine 611,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Seven 26.7%
  • Nine 24.1%
  • ABC1 9.9%
  • TEN 9.1%
  • 7mate 4.7%
  • ELEVEN 3.8%
  • SBS ONE 3.5%
  • GO! 3.5%
  • 7TWO 3.5%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • ABC2 2.6%
  • ONE 1.9%
  • ABC News 24 1.7%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • 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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