The Verdict sheds 153,000 viewers on second outing as The Bachelorette helps Ten win night

Karl Stefanovic’s new panel talk show The Verdict shed 153,000 viewers on its second outing, posting a metro audience of 369,000, down from its debut of 522,000.

The Verdict

The Nine show, which aired at 8.30pm, was thumped by Seven’s Highway Patrol which grabbed 608,000 metro viewers while both shows were out-rated by Ten’s Gogglebox, airing from 9pm, which grabbed 674,000 metro viewers.

Gogglebox was up on last week’s audience of 559,000, and along with The Bachelorette which won the night with 930,000 viewers according to OzTam metro overnight ratings. helped Ten to an audience share win for the evening with 19.6 per cent while Seven claimed second place with a share of 17.1 per cent, ahead of Nine’s share of 16.9 per cent.

The ABC had to settle for an audience share of 10.5 per cent, not helped by a poor performance for the return of Josh Thomas’ comedy Please Like Me, which only drew a metro audience of 129,000 at 9.30pm on ABC1. The show has previously aired on ABC2.

The premiere of season 1, on ABC2 in February 2013, was watched by 176,000 while the premiere of season 2, also on ABC2 in August last year, was watched by 103,000.

The Bachelorette’s hometown visits episode in which Bachelorette Sam Frost met the families of her four remaining suitors aired at 7.30pm and was up on last week’s audience of 855,000 and also was the most-watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54)

Gogglebox was the second-most watched show across the demos.

When secondary channels are accounted for Seven won the night with a total audience share of 26.4 per cent, thanks to 7Two which grabbed a 5.9 per cent share, while Ten had a total audience share of 25.7 per cent.

In the 7.30pm timeslot, Nine’s RBT was watched by 755,000, growing to 795,000 for a second, repeat episode of RBT at 8pm.

On Seven, the hour long episode of Home and Away, which kicked off 7pm, drew a metro audience of 719,000.

The premiere of Mesmerised, which sees hypnotist Peter Powers travel around Australia hypnotising actors and volunteers, at 8pm was watched by 411,000.

In the news battleground, Nine News was the winner, with its 6.30pm broadcast pulling in 925,000 metro viewers after 903,000 tuned in at 6pm. Seven News at 6pm grabbed 918,000, dropping to 869,000 from 6.30pm.

The top-15 shows:

2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network Nine 925,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network Seven 918,000
4 NINE NEWS Network Nine 903,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network Nine 898,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network Seven 869,000
7 RBT -RPT Network Nine 795,000
8 RBT Network Nine 755,000
9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 733,000
10 HOME AND AWAY Network Seven 719,000
11 7.30-EV Network ABC 690,000
12 GOGGLEBOX Network TEN 674,000
13 HIGHWAY PATROL SPECIAL Network Seven 608,000
14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 570,000
15 THE CHASE AUSTRALIA Network Seven 547,000

Audience Share:

Network TEN 19.6%
Network 7 17.1%
Network 9 16.9%
Network ABC 10.5%
Network 7TWO 5.9%
Network SBS 4.9%
Network GO! 4.5%
Network Gem 4.1%
Network ELEVEN 4.0%
Network ABC2 3.5%
Network 7mate 3.4%
Network ONE 2.1%
Network ABC News 24 1.4%
Network SBS 2 1.4%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share: 

Network 7 TTL 26.4%
Network TEN TTL 25.7%
Network 9 TTL 25.5%
Network ABC TTL 15.9%
Network SBS TTL 6.4%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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