Recipe to Riches debuts up on season one finale as audiences down across the board

The second season of Ten’s Woolworths funded series Recipe to Riches debuted to an audience of 561,000 last night, down from last year’s season launch of 616,000, beaten by Nine’s Big Brother, Seven’s Dancing with the Stars and ABC’s 7.30 in its 7.30pm timeslot.

However, it was up on season one’s finale, which was watched by 504,000 metro viewers, according OzTam’s overnight metro ratings.

It was a night where audiences were down across the board, with Nine News at 6pm the only show to crack the 1m audience mark.

Ten did grab an audience share of 15.6 per cent, ahead of the ABC’s share of 15.1 per cent, but was beaten by a dominant Seven which had a share of 20.3 per cent while Nine sat on a share of 17.2 per cent.

Dancing with the Stars, which saw controversial competitor Mark Holden booted out, was watched by 954,000, winning the 7.30pm timeslot, up on last week’s show, which saw Holden dancing as a clown, attracted an audience of 946,000.

It beat Nine’s Big Brother which was watched by 621,000 after luring an audience of 628,000 last week.

ABC’s 7.30 out-rated both Recipe to Riches and Big Brother, grabbing an audience of 718,000.

Also on Ten, The Project’s follow-up Bachelor interview with jilted Bachelorette Sam Frost and runner up Lisa Hyde in the second half hour of the show gave it a modest bump in the ratings with 783,000 tuning in.

Last week the second half of the show got 620,000 viewers. Monday night’s exclusive interview with The Bachelor Blake Garvey and love interest Louise Pillidge grabbed an audience of 1.002m while the show’s interview with Garvey and Frost earlier in the month was watched by 1.192m. The Project from 7pm was the most popular show amongst the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics.

In the 8.30pm timeslot, NCIS grabbed an audience of 656,000.

Following the death of former prime minister Gough Whitlam yesterday, ABC offered viewers a repeat documentary charting his life. On at 8.40pm, Whitlam: The Power and the Passion was watched by 603,000, with 570,000 sticking it out for the second episode.

Kitchen Cabinet on at 8pm was watched by 728,000.

Meanwhile on Seven, the channel’s news special on the Ebola virus at 9.30pm drew an audience of 446,000, beaten by the ABC’s second episode of the Whitlam documentary.

In the news battleground, Nine News was the winner, also winning the night overall, with an audience of 1.011m while Seven News at 6pm was watched by 940,000. Nine News at 6.30pm had an audience of 880,000 while the second half of Seven News or Today Tonight was watched by 862,000.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,011,000
2 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 954,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 940,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 880,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 865,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 862,000
7 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 783,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 768,000
9 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 731,000
10 KITCHEN CABINET-EV Network ABC1 728,000
11 7.30-EV Network ABC1 718,000
12 NCIS Network TEN 656,000
13 BIG BROTHER -TUE Network 9 621,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 20.3%
Network 9 17.2%
Network TEN 15.6%
Network ABC1 15.1%
Network Gem 4.9%
Network 7TWO 4.8%
Network GO! 4.3%
Network SBS ONE 3.7%
Network 7mate 3.3%
Network ELEVEN 3.1%
Network ABC2 2.6%
Network ONE 2.4%
Network ABC News 24 1.1%
Network SBS 2 0.9%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 28.4%
Network 9 TTL 26.5%
Network TEN TTL 21.1%
Network ABC TTL 19.4%
Network SBS TTL 4.7%

Ratings data is copyright OzTAM and may not be reproduced, published or communicated without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.