The Weekly with Charlie Pickering grabs 724,000 on debut

PP-CharliePickering2The debut of comedian Charlie Pickering’s new ABC news satire show The Weekly pulled in 724,000 metro viewers at 8.30pm, a result which was up on last week’s audience for the finale of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell which was watched by 678,000.

Charlie Pickering left Ten’s The Project in April last year and is joined by Tom Gleeson and Kitty Flanagan on the The Weekly.

It went up against Nine’s The Amazing 90s, which aired from 8.45pm, and was watched by 625,000, while Ten’s Wonderland, on from 8.30pm, lured in an audience of 366,000. A second episode of the local drama series was watched by 382,000.

Seven easily won the night with an audience share of 26.6 per cent, ahead of Nine’s share of 20.2 per cent. The ABC claimed third place with a share of 12.5 per cent as Ten settled for a share of 11.1 per cent.

My Kitchen Rules was the most watched program of the evening, grabbing a metro audience of 1.521m at 7.30pm, up from last week’s audience of 1.384m. It out-rated Nine’s The Block: Triple Threat which saw saw its audience grow from by 801,000 viewers to 1.061m. Ten’s Parky’s Favourite Australians special was watched by 485,000.

In news, Nine News at 6pm was the most watched bulletin with 1.166m metro viewers, dropping to 1.073m at 6.30pm. Seven News at 6pm had an audience of 1.137m, sliding to 1.081 at 6.30pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MY KITCHEN RULES-WED Network 7 1,521,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,166,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,137,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,081,000
5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,073,000
6 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -WED Network 9 1,061,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 989,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 910,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 861,000
10 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 848,000 237,000 250,000 130,000 109,000 122,000
12 THE AMAZING 90’S Network 9 625,000
14 CRIMINAL MINDS-EP.2 Network 7 605,000
15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 598,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 26.6%
Network 9 20.2%
Network ABC 12.5%
Network TEN 11.1%
Network SBS ONE 4.4%
Network 7TWO 4.0%
Network GO! 4.0%
Network 7mate 3.7%
Network ELEVEN 3.5%
Network ABC2 2.8%
Network Gem 2.7%
Network ONE 2.0%
Network SBS 2 1.1%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network ABC3 0.5%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 34.3%
Network 9 TTL 26.8%
Network ABC TTL 16.7%
Network TEN TTL 16.6%
Network SBS TTL 5.6%

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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