Ten’s Odd Couple debuts with 709,000, while MKR tops the night with 1.713m

Odd CoupleChannel Ten’s new US comedy The Odd Couple, which stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, has debuted in Australia with a metro audience of 709,000 viewers.

According the Oztam preliminary overnight metro numbers the first Australian airing of the comedy saw Ten achieve a result in the 7.30pm slot above where it was at the start of the final week of I’m a Celebrity, which two weeks ago drew 688,000. The result was also well above last week’s Neighbours 30 year special which drew only 429,000 metro viewers. 

The result came on a night when Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, once again, topped the night with an audience of 1.173m to be the top show of the night. 

It easily out-rated its reality rival The Block: Triple Threat which saw Monday night audiences drop off for the third week in a row with an audience of 836,000, down from 902,000 metro viewers two week ago and 861,000 last week.

Outside of the 7.30pm slot news programs were the only other show to draw audiences of over one million with Seven news pulling 1.125m in the 6pm slot, compared with 1.02m for Nine. While in the 6.30pm slot Seven had 1.096m to Nine’s 994,000.

Over on the ABC Australian Story’s part two on farmers Michael Baxter and Stephen Marsh drew 801,000 while Four Corners had 709,000 viewers.

Ten’s broadcast of the 2015 Melbourne Comedy Gala drew an audience of 582,000 in the 8.30pm time slot.

In the 9pm slot Seven’s Revenge continues to lose audience with 682,000 down from 698,000, while Big Bang Theory won the slot with 939,000 viewers.

Seven won the night with an audience share of 25.3 per cent, Nine had 18.7 per cent with the ABC beating Ten with a share of 14.6 and 14.1 per cent respectively.

Nic Christensen 

Top 15 shows:
1 MY KITCHEN RULES Network 7 1,713,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,125,000
3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,096,000
4 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,020,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 994,000
6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 953,000
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY Network 9 939,000
8 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 935,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 878,000
10 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT Network 9 836,000
11 7.30 Network ABC 808,000
12 AUSTRALIAN STORY Network ABC 801,000
13 THE ODD COUPLE Network TEN 709,000
14 FOUR CORNERS Network ABC 682,000
15 REVENGE Network 7 682,000

Audience share
Network 7 25.3%
Network 9 18.7%
Network ABC 14.6%
Network TEN 14.1%
Network 7TWO 4.6%
Network 7mate 3.6%
Network SBS ONE 3.6%
Network GO! 3.0%
Network Gem 3.0%
Network ELEVEN 2.8%
Network ABC2 2.3%
Network ONE 2.2%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network SBS 2 0.7%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.0%

Total Audience Share
Network 7 TTL 33.5%
Network 9 TTL 24.7%
Network TEN TTL 19.1%
Network ABC TTL 18.3%
Network SBS TTL 4.4%

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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