Spearman Experiment goes wrong for Ten

Ten’s decision to ape Nine’s 20 To 01 is looking increasingly ill-advised with the second outing of The Spearman Experiment losing 30% of its audience on the previous week.  

The Magda Szubanski-hosted show rated just 699,000 viewers on Tuesday night, compared to just over a million the week before. When the list-based programme launched last week it was derided as a barely diguised copy of Nine’s show. And last night 20 To 01, hosted by Bert Newton, crushed The Spearman Experiment, rating nearly 1.3m, Nine’s top show of the night.

However, Seven’s RSPCA Animal Rescue beat both shows in the slot, pulling in around 1.5m, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

Indeed, the night belonged to Seven, with the visit of a friend from the isle of Lesbos helping Packed To The Rafters to top slot.

Tuesday night’s share:

  • Seven: 33.7
  • Nine: 24.3
  • Ten: 20.0
  • ABC1: 12.2
  • SBS1 4.5
  • GO!: 2.2
  • ABC2: 1.8
  • ONE: 0.8
  • SBS2: 0.4

Tuesday’s top rating TV shows:

  1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.8m
  2. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.5m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.4m
  4. Last Chance Surgery Seven 1.4m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 1.4m
  6. 20 to 1 Nine 1.3m
  7. Two and a Half Men 7pm Nine 1.2m
  8. Nine News Nine 1.2m
  9. Home and Away Seven 1.2m
  10. A Current Affair Nine 1.2m

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