Puberty Blues 2 premieres to 544,000, SBS One share behind six digital channels

Puberty Blues received 538,000 metro viewers for the first episode of series two on Channel Ten last night, after bowing out with 707,000 viewers for the final episode of series one 18 months ago, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

However the show started late and in the adjusted ratings its audience rose slightly to 544,000, Channel Ten confirmed, following The Biggest Loser which once again did not make the top 20 shows of the evening finishing 25th with 325,000 viewers in the competitive 7.30pm timeslot. Puberty Blues was third in its timeslot, 17th in all programs and 11th in Channel Ten’s target demographic of people 25-54.

SBS One also suffered last night, finishing with an audience share of 3.3 per cent, behind digital channels 7mate, Eleven, ABC2, 7TWO, Go and Gem. It’s biggest show was Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve at 7.30pm which got 223,000 viewers and was 56th overall.

As the show launched, 1.609m people were watching My Kitchen Rules on Channel Seven which ran from 7.30pm to 8.45pm, and  1.092m were watching The Block on Channel Nine from 7.37pm – 8.51pm. ABC1’s Spicks and Specks had 443,000 people watching across the five cities after Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell averaged 596,000 from 8pm.

Channel Seven then had 869,000 metro viewers for a new episode of The Blacklist on from 8.45pm, winning the timeslot, as Channel Nine had 700,000 for a new episode of Inside Story focussing on seductive and violent women.

In the 25-54 demographic, My Kitchen Rules was the most watched program followed by The Block, The Blacklist and Nine News. However Seven News was the most watched program in all people from 6pm to 7pm.

ABC comedy The Moodys was fourth in the 9pm timeslot with 339,000 metro viewers.

Following Puberty Blues Ten had 227,000 people watching The Good Wife, a US drama about a wife and mother whose husband was embroiled in a sex and political corruption scandal, from 9.30pm.

Seven won the largest audience share of 26.4 per cent while Nine had 21.7 per cent and Ten had a 9.4 per cent share.  ABC1 held a 10.7 per cent share of the audience, and was third for the night.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.609m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.109m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.105m
  4. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1.092m
  5. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 1.037m
  6. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.026m
  7. A Current Affair Nine 925,000
  8. Home and Away Seven 903,000
  9. The Blacklist Seven 869,000
  10. ABC News ABC1 766,000
  11. Inside Story Nine 700,000
  12. ABC News Update ABC1 626,000
  13. Hot Seat Nine 603,000
  14. 7.30 ABC1 597,000
  15. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell ABC1 596,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Seven 26.4%
  • Nine 21.7%
  • ABC1 10.7%
  • TEN 9.4%
  • 7mate 5.1%
  • ELEVEN 3.9%
  • ABC2 3.9%
  • 7TWO 3.6%
  • GO! 3.5%
  • Gem 3.4%
  • SBS ONE 3.3%
  • ONE 2.0%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • ABC News 24 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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