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Top Gear Australia stalls at the start line with just 503,000 viewers

Nine’s Top Gear Australia had a disastrous return last night with the 8:30 show receiving just 503,000 viewers, less than half of its debut audience last season.

The show was ranked 25th most-watched and was beaten by Seven’s Packed To The Rafters (1.597m), Ten’s NCIS (774,000) and ABC1’s Australian Story: David Hicks (647,000), according to preliminary metro ratings from OzTam.

It was followed by a repeat of the UK version of the show at 9:30 which pulled in only 344,000.   

Last year’s debut episode of Top Gear Australia, which was in the 7:30 time slot, received 1.218 million. It was the fourth most-watched show of the night.

Shit My Dad Says at 8pm on Nine also had a poor showing with 532,000.

The X Factor auditions on Seven at 7:30 won the night with 1.69 million viewers.

A new episode of Modern Family on Ten was the highest ranking show for the network with 872,000.

Seven easily won the night with 29.2% share. Ten beat Nine with 15.6% over 14.4%. Digital channel 7TWO received 4.1% over SBS1’s 3.8%.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The X Factor – Seven – 1.690m
  2. Packed to the Rafters – Seven – 1.597m
  3. Seven News – Seven – 1.321m
  4. Today Tonight – Seven – 1.309m
  5. Home and Away – Seven – 1.162m
  6. Nine News – Nine – 1.116m
  7. A Current Affair – Nine – 0.939m
  8. ABC News – ABC – 0.937m
  9. Modern Family – Ten – 0.872m
  10. The 7PM Project – Ten – 0.846m
  11. The Big Bang Theory – 7:30pm – Nine – 0.776m
  12. NCIS – Ten – 0.774m
  13. Dinner Date – Seven – 0.771m
  14. The Big Bang Theory – 7:00pm – Nine – 0.763m
  15. The Renovators – Ten – 0.69m
Tuesday’s metro channel share:
  • Seven: 29.2%
  • Ten: 15.6%
  • Nine: 14.4%
  • ABC1: 12%
  • 7TWO: 4.1%
  • 7mate: 3.8%
  • SBS1: 3.8%
  • Eleven: 3.4%
  • Gem: 3%
  • Go!: 3%
  • ABC2: 2.5%
  • One: 2%
  • SBS2: 2%
  • ABC3: 0.6%
  • ABC News 24: 0.5%
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