Underbelly takes Nine to biggest win of the year

underbelly1Underbelly has continued its storming run with an estimated audience of nearly 2.5m last night, helping the Nine Network to finish nearly 10% ahead of its nearest rival last night.  

Meanwhile, Ten had a tough evening, nearly being beaten by the ABC. According to the preliminary OzTam figures, Underbelly lifted Nine to its most decisive victory so far in the ratings season. Nine took a peak time audience share of 34.2%, followed by Seven with 24.9% and Ten with 17.6%. The ABC took 16.5% and SBS 6.8%.

The figures do not take into account regional audiences. Once they were taken into account last week, the first episode of Underbelly reached an average of more than 3.4m viewers – 2.6m metro, 850,000 regional.

So far this week, Nine has a strong ratings lead, although Seven will be hoping to narrow that gap with Packed To The Rafters as tonight’s big hope.

The top ten:

  1. Underbelly – Nine 2.5m
  2. Seven News – Seven 1.6m
  3. Customs – Nine 1.5m
  4. Today Tonight – Seven 1.4m
  5. Two and a Half Men – Nine 1.4m
  6. Ladette to Lady – Nine 1.4m
  7. Nine News – Nine 1.2m
  8. ABC News – ABC 1.2m
  9. Home and Away – Seven 1.2m
  10. A Current Affair – Nine 1.1m

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