Recipe to Riches slips again but Sleepy Hollow brings Ten’s ratings back from the dead

Lizzy Ryley, David "Nobby" Nobay, Caroyln Creswell and Darren Robertson

Lizzy Ryley, David “Nobby” Nobay, Caroyln Creswell and Darren Robertson

The Woolworths-backed Recipe To Riches dropped to its lowest ratings yet on Tuesday night with just 528,000 viewers watching the program across the five city metro, OzTam’s preliminary overnight ratings show.

The Ten show fell to 22nd for the night, after it appeared to stabilise at around the 600,000 mark last week. However it held on to its spot as thirteenth for the night in Ten’s target demographic of 25-54s.

Droga5 creative chairman David ‘Nobby’ Nobay provides marketing advice in the  show and last night’s episode the fourth in the series, was won by Manju Jehu’s  vegetable samosas made available in Woolworths from today.

Meanwhile Nine’s Big Brother rose to eighth for the night with 942,000 metro viewers and was the top program in 25-54s and under 55s.

But Channel Seven dominated the 7pm to 8pm timeslot with The Force: Behind the Line rating 1.095m viewers, followed by Border Security – Australia’s Front Line with 1.037m. The Force was fourth in the 25-54 demographic while Border Security was seventh in people 25-54.

Seven also dominated at 8.30pm, with Winners and Losers rating 925,000. Channel Ten’s final episode of US sci-fi drama Under the Dome had 857,000 viewers, eleventh for the night. The show was third in 25-54s, and second in its timeslot.

Ten also launched the new American TV series Sleepy Hollow following its US launch on the Fox network on Monday. The modern day twist on Washington Irving’s classic about  a reincarnated Ichabod Crane and headless horseman was first in its timeslot at 9.30pm with 597,000 viewers. The show was nineteenth for the night and twelfth in 25-54s.

Seven’s Million Dollar Minute is heating up the evening game show battle with Channel Nine’s Hot Seat, as although ratings dropped since its first outing Monday night, the Grant Denyer fronted show had 604,000 over Hot Seat’s 576,000.

Million Dollar Minute had a clear win in Adelaide, while Hot Seat was the obvious winner in Melbourne, and the numbers were close in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

In the morning battle, Seven’s Sunrise narrowly beat Today with 354,000 over Today’s 336,000. The fight was closest in Brisbane, and Today won in Sydney and Melbourne, while Sunrise was the clear winner in Adelaide and Perth.

Seven won the night with 22.4 per cent of the audience share over Nine’s 18.8 per cent, and Ten had 14.7 per cent of the audience.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.189m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.184m
  3. The Force Behind the Line Seven 1.095m
  4. Border Security – Australia’s Front Line Seven 1.037m
  5. A Current Affair Nine 1.033m
  6. Today Tonight Seven 957,000
  7. ABC News ABC1 944,000
  8. Big Brother – Nine 942,000
  9. Winners and Losers Seven 925,000
  10. Home and Away Seven 876,000
  11. Under the Dome Ten 857,000
  12. 7.30 ABC1 794,000
  13. Rise of the Continents ABC1 774,000
  14. Foreign Correspondent ABC1 652,000
  15. ABC News Update ABC1 619,000

Tuesday’s share:

  • Seven 22.4%
  • Nine 18.8%
  • TEN 14.7%
  • ABC1 13.8%
  • SBS ONE 4.7%
  • 7TWO 3.9%
  • GO! 3.6%
  • ABC2 3.4%
  • 7mate 3.1%
  • Gem 2.9%
  • ELEVEN 2.9%
  • ONE 2.6%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • ABC3 1.0%
  • SBS 2 0.8%
  • NITV 0.1%

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Megan Reynolds


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