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Seven wins night as How to Get Away with Murder debuts to 1.086m metro viewers

Seven’s premiere of US crime drama How to Get Away with Murder pulled in a metro audience of 1.086m in the 9pm timeslot after My Kitchen Rules delivered the network an audience of 1.725m at 7.30pm.

The bumper audiences delivered Seven a dominant winning share of 26.9 per cent ahead of Nine’s audience share of 20 per cent, according to OzTam’s preliminary overnight ratings.

Nine’s most watched show was a new episode of The Big Bang Theory at 9pm which out-rated How to Get Away with Murder with an audience of 1.1m. It was up on last week’s audience of 913,000, however another weak performance from reality show The Block: Triple Threat dragged the channel down.

MKR was the most watched show across all the demographics while The Big Bang Theory was the second most watched show. How to Get Away with Murder was the third most watched show across all the demographics.

The Block: Triple Threat saw its audience tumble to 724,000 in the 7.30pm timeslot, down from 739,000 last week.

It managed to outrate I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here which grabbed a metro audience of 581,000, with last night’s episode was also simulcast on One. Last week the show was watched by 685,000 metro viewers, according to preliminary numbers from Oztam.

Ten managed to pull an audience share of 13.6 per cent as the ABC settled for a share of 11.1 per cent.

Also on Nine, a repeat episode of The Big Bang Theory at 9.30pm was watched by 770,000, grabbing more viewers then The Block, while a second repeat episode at 10pm had an audience of 497,000.

An encore presentation of House of Hancock at 10.30pm was watched by 265,000. On Sunday evening it was watched by 1.383m.

Meanwhile on Ten, NCIS at 8.30pm grabbed an audience of 549,000 with the audience sliding to 455,000 at 9.30pm for NCIS: Los Angeles. A repeat episode of NCIS: Los Angeles at 10.30pm was watched by 311,000. Last week’s episode of NCIS was the most timeshifted show with an extra 134,000 viewers watching the episode taking its total audience to 784,000.

On the ABC, 7.30 lured an audience of 715,000 while Catalyst at 8pm was watched by 652,000. Fake or Fortune? at 8.30pm grabbed an audience of 461,000, up from last week’s audience of 423,000.

In news, Nine News at 6pm was watched by 1.003m, dropping to 989,000 at 6.30pm. Seven News at 6pm had an audience of 965,000, sliding to 912,000 at 6.30pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MY KITCHEN RULES – TUE Network 7 1,725,000
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY -TUE Network 9 1,100,000
3 HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Network 7 1,086,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,003,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 989,000
6 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 965,000
7 SEVEN NEWS/TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 912,000
8 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 891,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 849,000
10 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 839,000
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 770,000
12 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -TUE Network 9 742,000
13 7.30-EV Network ABC 715,000
14 CATALYST-EV Network ABC 652,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 592,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 26.9%
Network 9 20.0%
Network TEN 13.6%
Network ABC 11.1%
Network Gem 4.7%
Network GO! 3.9%
Network 7TWO 3.7%
Network SBS ONE 3.4%
Network ELEVEN 2.7%
Network 7mate 2.6%
Network ABC2 2.5%
Network ONE 1.8%
Network ABC News 24 1.4%
Network SBS 2 0.8%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 33.1%
Network 9 TTL 28.6%
Network TEN TTL 18.1%
Network ABC TTL 15.8%
Network SBS TTL 4.4%

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

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