Ratings Megaweek Day 3: Nine’s Top Gear vanquishes Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent

In what was something of a surprise result, the heavily promoted return of Australia’s Got Talent failed to win Tuesday night’s ratings. It was beaten into second place by Nine’s Top Gear.  

AGT – featruing Kyle Sandilands, Dannii Minogue and Brian McFadden judging the Melbourne and Sydney auditions – rated a healthy 1.5m audience average. But according to preliminary metro ratings from OzTam, the only metro market it won in was Adelaide.

Meanwhile, Top Gear – which Nine snatched from SBS last year – won the night with 1.7m.

AGT fared particularly disappointingly in the 16-39  and 18-49 demographics, where it finished fourth in both demos, behind Top Gear, Seven’s Grey’s Anatomy and Nine’s Survivor.

In what has been the biggest ratings week of the year to date, Nine’s Underbelly stormed it on Sunday, while the network had a narrow win on Monday night too. Last night saw Nine pull 28.4% to Seven’s 27.8%. For the week to date that puts Nine on 30.1% and Seven on 26.4%.

Tonight will see more big guns with Seven unveiling World War II drama The Pacific and Nine launching the return of Hey Hey It’s Saturday.

Tuesday’s top shows:

  1. 9 – TOP GEAR 1.738m
  2. 7 – AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT 1.493m
  3. 7 – SEVEN NEWS 1.375m
  4. 7 – TODAY TONIGHT 1.311m
  5. 9 – NINE NEWS 1.297m
  6. 9 – A CURRENT AFFAIR 1.286m
  7. 9 – TWO AND A HALF MEN -RPT 1.204m
  8. TEN – NCIS 1.188m
  9. 7 – HOME AND AWAY 1.111m
  10. ABC1 – ABC NEWS 1.041m

Tuesday night’s channel shares:

  • Nine: 28.4%
  • Seven: 27.8%
  • Ten: 20.2%
  • ABC1: 12.6%
  • SBS1: 3.6%
  • 7TWO 1.8%
  • GO!: 1.8%
  • One: 1.7%
  • ABC2: 1.4%
  • ABC3: 0.3%
  • SBS2: 0.2%

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