Stable night for TV with Recipe to Riches and Dancing holding, but Big Brother down again

TV audiences fell back to earth with a bang after the highs of last week’s Melbourne Cup coverage, with no show managing to pull more than a million viewers, OzTam’s overnight metro ratings show.

Seven won the evening courtesy of Home and Away being the most-watched non-news show with 887,000 viewers at 7pm, and Dancing with the Stars at 7.30pm which picked up a handful of viewers from last week with 886,000 tuning in for two hours.

Ten’s show with Woolworths Recipe to Riches also held its own in the 7.30pm slot with 523,000, down from 545,000 last week, but it was beaten by Nine’s David Attenborough’s Life which had 583,000 viewers and 7.30 and Kitchen Cabinet which got 637,000 and 544,000 from 7.30pm for ABC.

However Big Brother continued its tumultuous run dropping to 519,000 viewers at 8.40pm for a 90-minute episode which saw intruder Tom evicted, down from 578,000 last week.

A repeat of NCIS was Ten’s best show for the night with 661,000 viewers at 8.30pm, with NCIS Los Angeles at 9.30pm grabbing 572,000 viewers, as the channel enjoyed another strong Tuesday with a 15.1 per cent audience share. The shows were also the two most time shifted of last week.


In news Nine won with 998,000 for its 6pm bulletin and 989,000 for the 6.30pm edition, while Seven had 984,000 at 6pm rising slightly to 986,000 at 6.30pm for the news and Today Tonight mix.

Seven topped the night with 20.7 per cent share, Nine was second with 17.1 per cent ahead of Ten and the ABC had 11.2 share.

Top 15 shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 998,000

2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 989,000

3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 986,000

4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 984,000

5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 887,000

6 DANCING WITH THE STARS Network 7 886,000

7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 859,000

8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 759,000

9 NCIS RPT Network TEN 661,000

10 7.30-EV Network ABC 637,000

11 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 628,000

12 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIFE Network 9 583,000

13 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 580,000

14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES Network TEN 572,000

15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 559,000

Channel audience share:

Network 7 20.7%

Network 9 17.1%

Network TEN 15.1%

Network ABC 11.2%

Network GO! 5.6%

Network Gem 5.1%

Network 7TWO 4.7%

Network SBS ONE 4.6%

Network 7mate 3.7%

Network ELEVEN 3.1%

Network ONE 2.9%

Network ABC2 2.9%

Network ABC3 1.1%

Network ABC News 24 1.1%

Network SBS 2 0.9%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total network share:

Network 7 TTL 29.2%

Network 9 TTL 27.9%

Network TEN TTL 21.1%

Network ABC TTL 16.2%

Network SBS TTL 5.6%

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


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