Seven and Nine in dead heat after Seven was buoyed by The Blacklist

Blacklist Last night saw Seven and Nine run a dead heat in the ratings with both TV networks pulling a 22.5 per cent metro audience share on their respective main channels.

Seven was buoyed by the return of US drama The Blacklist which drew 1.048m on its season return and also The X Factor which performed solidly drawing an audience of 1.161m. In the 9.30pm slot SHIELD drew an audience of 500,000.

However, the result was not enough to topple Nine’s renovation show The Block which was the most watched program of the night with 1.333m viewers. 

Nine also saw an improvement in the 8.40pm slot with Big Brother which had 735,000 viewers an improvement from the 640,000 viewes it had last week when it was up against the Brownlow Medal.

On Ten the debut of reality policing show Gold Coast cops in the 7.30pm slot had an audience of 563,000, after drawing criticism on social media and from other police. In the 8pm slot Territory Cops drew 472,000 viewers.

Over on the ABC last night’s Australia Story featuring comedienne Fiona O’Loughlin, speaking about her battle with alcoholism, drew 887,000 viewers. Four Corners drew 729,000 for a part one of a two part special on smoking while Q&A had 511,000 viewers.

There were some unusual movements in the news stakes last night with Seven narrowly beating Nine in the 6pm news bulletin with an audience of 1.146m to 1.129m. However, Nine then beat Seven in the 6.30pm slot with the audience rising to 1.184m, while Seven fell back to 1.035m.

With Seven and Nine tying in audience share at 22.5 per cent on their main channels the ABC had a 14.5 per cent share and Ten had an 11.3 per cent share.

Nic Christensen 

Top 15 shows

1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE Network 9 1,333,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,184,000
3 THE X FACTOR LIVE RESULTS Network 7 1,161,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,146,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,129,000
6 THE BLACKLIST Network 7 1,048,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,035,000
8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 988,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 968,000
10 AUSTRALIAN STORY Network ABC1 887,000
11 ABC NEWS Network ABC1 813,000
12 ABC NEWS UPDATE Network ABC1 809,000
13 7.30 Network ABC1 746,000
14 BIG BROTHER Network 9 735,000
15 FOUR CORNERS Network ABC1 729,000

Audience share
Network 9 22.5%
Network 7 22.5%
Network ABC1 14.5%
Network TEN 11.3%
Network 7TWO 5.1%
Network GO! 4.0%
Network SBS ONE 3.7%
Network Gem 2.9%
Network ABC2 2.8%
Network 7mate 2.8%
Network ONE 2.7%
Network ELEVEN 2.1%
Network ABC3 0.8%
Network ABC News 24 1.3%
Network SBS 2 0.7%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total audience share
Network 7 TTL 30.4%
Network 9 TTL 29.4%
Network ABC TTL 19.3%
Network TEN TTL 16.2%
Network SBS TTL 4.6%

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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