Talkin Bout a ratings hit

talkinboutyourgenerationTen has a surprise hit on its hands with Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation pulling in an audience of 1.65m yesterday, making it the top rating TV show of Tuesday night.  

The inter-generational quiz show looks set to change the shape of Tuesdays, which so far this year have been dominated by Seven, thanks to Packed To The Rafters, which has now completed its run.

Instead, last night saw only a narrow peaktime victory for Seven, according to OzTam ratings, just 0.2% ahead of Ten.

Seven’s most successful show was A Lion Called Christian, a one off documentary about a couple who adopted a lion and released it into the wild before being reunited with it.

Nine struggled, with legal restrictions stopping it from showing its repeat of the first series of Underbelly in Victoria meaning the show only took in an estimated metro audience of 460,000.

Tuesday night’s ratings share: Seven 29.7%; Ten 29.5%; Nine 23%; ABC 13.6%; SBS 4.2%.

For the TV ratings week to date, Nine still has a healthy lead over Nine (30.2% to 26.7%) because of its double whammy of the Logies on Sunday night and the Underbelly finale on Monday.

Meanwhile, tonight sees The Gruen Transfer take on the saga of how Coke’s “myths” advertisement fell foul of the ACCC.

Tuesday’s top ten shows:

  1. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation – Ten 1.6m
  2. A Lion Called Christian – Seven 1.6m
  3. Seven News – Seven 1.5m
  4. NCIS – Ten 1.5m
  5. Today Tonight – Seven 1.5m
  6. Nine News – Nine 1.3m
  7. A Current Affair – Nine 1.3m
  8. Home and Away – Seven 1.2m
  9. MasterChef – Ten 1.2m
  10. All Saints – Seven 1.2m

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