Seven’s The Force wins night as Chaser’s Media Circus dips slightly

The Chaser’s Media Circus has seen its audience drop away slightly in its second outing, attracting 759,000 viewers last night, down from last week’s debut of 817,000.

It was a night where audiences were down across the board, with Seven’s The Force – Behind the Line at 7.30pm the only show to crack the 1m viewer mark with an audience of 1.125m. It was well up on last week’s audience of 811,000 and was the most watched show across all the demographics.

Seven’s Border Security – Australia’s Front Line, on at 8pm, grabbed an audience of 961,000 while Criminal Minds, up against The Chaser in the 8.30pm timeslot, was watched by 787,000. Criminal Minds was the most time-shifted program during the week, with an extra 125,000 viewers watching, taking last week’s episode’s total audience to 878,000.

Seven won the night with an audience share of 22.1 per cent, with Nine falling a little behind on a share of 17.7 per cent. The ABC beat Ten with a share of 13.5 per cent while Ten managed a share of 10.3 per cent.

Also on the ABC, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, in the 8pm timeslot up against Border Security, grabbed an audience of 649,000, down on last week’s audience of 729,000. Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, airing from 9pm, was also down attracting an audience of 501,000 from 603,000 last week.

Meanwhile on Nine, David Attenborough’s Life, on at 7.30pm, saw its audience tumble from 855,000 last week to 617,000 last night. Big Brother in the 8.40pm timeslot was watched by 606,000.

On Ten, a double-episode of US sitcom The Millers attracted an audience of 317,000 at  7.30pm, with 316,000 sticking around for the second episode at 8pm.

At 8.30pm local drama Wonderland saw its audience drop away slightly, down to 447,000 from 458,000 last week. The Good Wife, on at 9.30pm, saw its audience grow modestly, up to 258,000 from last week’s audience of 239,000.

Ten’s local drama Wonderland saw a modest boost to its audience, with 458,000 viewers tuning in, up from last week’s audience of 443,000 in the 8.30pm slot, but behind all three of its rivals. Audiences dropped away at 9.30pm for The Good Wife which was down from last week’s 297,000 to 239,000.

Seven News at 6pm just beat Nine News with an audience of 956,000 compared to Nine’s 937,000. The second half hour of Seven News/Today Tonight offering was watched by 930,000, while Nine News at 6.30pm grabbed an audience of 919,000.

Top 15 Shows:

1 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 1,125,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 956,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 937,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 930,000
6 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 919,000
7 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 907,000
8 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 787,000
9 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 785,000
11 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 751,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC1 679,000
14 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 617,000
15 BIG BROTHER -WED Network 9 606,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 22.1%
Network 9 17.7%
Network ABC1 13.5%
Network TEN 10.3%
Network 7TWO 7.6%
Network GO! 5.9%
Network 7mate 4.4%
Network ABC2 3.2%
Network ELEVEN 3.2%
Network ONE 3.2%
Network Gem 3.1%
Network SBS ONE 2.8%
Network ABC News 24 1.2%
Network SBS 2 1.0%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 34.0%
Network 9 TTL 26.7%
Network ABC TTL 18.7%
Network TEN TTL 16.7%
Network SBS TTL 3.9%

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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