Underbelly TV ratings fall below 2m

Underbelly’s audience fell below two million for new episodes for the first time this series, last night’s ratings reveal.  

The return to fresh material after the non-ratings period ended, delivered audiences of 1.8m for each of the episodes, according to preliminary ratings figures from OzTam.

The fall may be partly due to viewers getting out of the Monday night habit during the non-ratings period when repeats were shown. And the show was also up against reasonably strong competition, with Good News Week on Ten (which drew an audience of 830,000) and Desperate Housewives on Seven, which rated just over 1m.

However, it was still an easy ratings win for Nine for the night. Share: Nine – 32.4%; Seven – 24.4%; Ten – 18.9%; ABC – 16.3%; SBS – 8.1%.

So far this week, Nine is well ahead of Seven with share of 31.1% versus 24.9%.

Top rating TV shows:

  1. Underbelly Episode 1 – Nine 1.8m
  2. Underbelly Episode 2 – Nine 1.8m
  3. Seven News – Seven 1.7m
  4. Today Tonight – Seven 1.6m
  5. Nine News – Nine 1.3m
  6. Missing Pieces – Nine 1.3m
  7. A Current Affair – Nine 1.2m
  8. ABC News – ABC 1.1m
  9. The Biggest Loser – Ten 1.1m
  10. Home and Away – Seven 1.1m

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