Inside Story wins over 1m for Nine as The Biggest Loser sheds viewers again

Chanel Nine won over 1m viewers for the launch of its new primetime investigation show Inside Story, winning its timeslot at 8.40pm as Seven’s The Blacklist fell slightly to 940,000 preliminary overnight metro ratings show.

The real-life crime investigation show hosted by Leila Mckinnon, a reporter on Nine News, A Current Affair and host of Weekend Today, started with an episode about people who publicly cry for help when a loved one goes missing, but are later implicated in their disappearance. The show was announced in Nine’ upfronts last year.

Nine launched it at 8.40pm after taking its highest Wednesday night ratings for The Block: Unlocked this series featuring footage from the wedding of returning contestants Brad and Lara.

Meanwhile Ten had it’s lowest rating yet for The Biggest Loser this year, with 319,000 viewers across the five cities falling 29th in all programs.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules had an easy win of the 7.30pm timeslot and the night with a 1.766m strong audience in the five cities.

Seven won the night with a 26.5 per cent share of the audience and Nine was not far behind with 24.8 per cent.

However Ten’s share dropped from 8.4 per cent last week to 7.3 per cent last night. Ten’s lowest share was in Brisbane, where it was 5.9 per cent, while it managed 7.1 per cent or more in the other cities.

The network had followed The Biggest Loser with two episodes of The Good Wife, an import from the US, which averaged 267,000 and 238,000 for the two episodes from 8.30pm, with the program held back because of the Winter Olympic coverage.

Ten’s highest rating show was Ten Eyewitness News with 580,000 from 5pm to 6pm, followed by the Project with 512,000 at 7pm, and 320,000 from 6.30pm. Modern Family had 250,000 viewers at 6pm.

The top rating show on ABC1 was ABC News with 839,000 followed by 7.30 with 615,000. ABC1’s entertainment lineup started at 8pm with Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, which averaged 614,000, Spicks and Specks had 488,000 at 8.30pm and The Moodys had 380,000 at 9pm, a slight increase on last week.

Nine News won the evening news hour battle with Seven as it had an audience of 1.091m from 6pm and 1.086m from 6.30pm, while Seven News followed with 1.03m at 6pm, and 1.002m from 6.30pm.

Seven’s Sunrise won the morning battle with 314,000 total metro viewers, as Today averaged 299,000 for Channel Nine.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.766m
  2. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1.234m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.091m
  4. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.086m
  5. Seven News Seven 1.03m
  6. Inside Story Nine 1.003m
  7. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 1.002m
  8. A Current Affair Nine 981,000
  9. The Blacklist Nine 942,000
  10. Home and Away Seven 921,000
  11. ABC News ABC1 839,000
  12. 7.30 ABC1 615,000
  13. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell ABC1 614,000
  14. Hot Seat Nine 594,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 580,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Seven 26.5%
  • Nine 24.8%
  • ABC1 11.2%
  • TEN 7.3%
  • 7mate 4.7%
  • ELEVEN 3.8%
  • GO! 3.5%
  • 7TWO 3.5%
  • SBS ONE 3.4%
  • ABC2 3.1%
  • Gem 2.9%
  • ONE 2.0%
  • ABC News 24 1.3%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.1%

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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