Rafters funeral dominates TV ratings as National IQ Test and Iron Chef flop

Packed To The Rafters’ funeral episode delivered Seven another 2m+ audience on Tuesday night, leaving Nine’s The National IQ Test with thin pickings.

A total of 2.093m tuned in to watch Mel Rafter get her send off, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

Meanwhile, Nine’s National IQ Test, hosted by Eddie McGuire, proved not to be event television, despite the insertion of gamecards into metro newspapers. The show was Australia’s most watched broadcast of 2002 with an audience of 2.8m, but last night’s new version was ninth for the night with 1.03m viewers.  

However, Seven had its own reasons to be concerned, with cooking contest Iron Chef falling below the crucial 1m mark with a 925,000 audience. It was beaten in its timeslot by Ten’s Talkin Bout Your Generation (1.23m).

Tuesday’s top shows:

  1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 2.093m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.311m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.309m
  4. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1.230m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.200m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.152m
  7. NCIS Ten 1.107m
  8. Home and Away Seven 1.043m
  9. The National IQ Test Nine 1.030m
  10. Two and a Half Men Nine 0.950m
  11. ABC News ABC 0.936m
  12. Iron Chef Seven 0.925m
  13. Parenthood Seven 0.855m
  14. The 7PM Project Ten 0.787m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.735m

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven: 27.1%
  • Nine: 21.8%
  • Ten: 19.9%
  • ABC1: 11.7%
  • GO!: 4.9%
  • SBS1: 3.8%
  • 7mate: 2.9%
  • 7TWO: 2.7%
  • Gem: 1.8%
  • ABC2: 1.4%
  • SBS2: 1.0%
  • One: 0.4%
  • ABC3: 0.3%
  • ABC News 24: 0.3%

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