Seven wins night as Beauty and the Geek final watched by less than 600,000

As the TV ratings season draws to a close there was another quiet night for TV audiences, with Seven claiming the win for the night despite a drop in audiences again for the two-episode final of Beauty and the Geek.

The show was watched by 560,000 and 548,000 viewers respectively from 8pm to 9.30pm, and was down on last year’s final which drew an audience of 803,000 but was not too far below this season’s debut audience 612,000.

The reality dating show was beaten by the ABC’s Catalyst at 8pm which pulled an audience of 664,000, helping the ABC to an audience share of 13.4 per cent while Nine grabbed a share of 16.3 per cent and Ten settled for a share of 14.1 per cent. Seven won the night with a 17.9 per cent share.

Home and Away was the most-watched non-news show of the night, and the most popular show amongst people aged 16-39, with an audience of 877,000 for an hour long episode.

On Nine Kings Cross ER, on at 7.30pm, shed more than 100,000 viewers posting an audience of 620,000 down from last week’s audience of 726,000.

It did out-rate Ten’s Jamie Oliver Christmas special repeat, Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas, which was watched by 517,000.

In the 8.30pm timeslot the ABC’s Upper Middle Bogan won with an audience of 596,000, beating Ten’s Madam Secretary which was watched by 560,000 viewers and Nine’s New Tricks which managed an audience of 438,000.

Upper Middle Bogan improved marginally on last week’s audience of 585,000, with Madam Secretary also up from last week’s audience of 585,000.

Madam Secretary was also the most time-shifted show of the week, with an extra 134,000 viewers watching the show taking its total audience to 664,000.

In news, Nine won the night with 1.104m tuning in for its 6pm news with the audience dropping to 962,000 at 6.30pm. Nine News at 6pm was the most watched show amongst the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics.

In the multichannels, 7TWO had an audience share of 5.9 per cent with its most-watched show A Touch of Frost at 8.30pm watched by 265,000. Nine’s GO had an audience share of 5.7 per cent, with Auction Hunters at 8pm pulling an audience of 312,000. 7Mate had an audience share of 5.2 per cent with Ink Master at 9pm its most watched show with an audience of 237,000.

Top 15 Shows

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,104,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 989,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 962,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 943,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 877,000
6 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 875,000
7 7.30-EV Network ABC 739,000
8 CATALYST-EV Network ABC 664,000
9 KINGS CROSS ER Network 9 620,000
10 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 616,000
11 UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN-EV Network ABC 596,000
12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 566,000
14 MADAM SECRETARY Network TEN 560,000

Audience Share

Network 7 17.9%
Network 9 16.3%
Network TEN 14.1%
Network ABC 13.4%
Network 7TWO 5.9%
Network GO! 5.7%
Network 7mate 5.2%
Network SBS ONE 4.2%
Network Gem 3.9%
Network ELEVEN 3.8%
Network ABC2 2.8%
Network ONE 2.6%
Network ABC News 24 1.6%
Network SBS 2 1.3%
Network ABC3 0.9%
Network NITV 0.3%

Total Audience Share

Network 7 TTL 29.1%
Network 9 TTL 26.0%
Network TEN TTL 20.5%
Network ABC TTL 18.8%
Network SBS TTL 5.7% 7.8%

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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