Upper Middle Bogan final watched by 590,000

ABC’s final of Upper Middle Bogan was the second most watched non-news program of the evening behind Seven’s soap Home and Away, according to OzTam metro overnight ratings.

The end of season two of Upper Middle Bogan at 8.30pm pulled an audience of 590,000, slightly down on last week’s audience of 596,000 and also down on its debut audience of 719,000.

It out-rated Ten’s Madam Secretary which was watched by 543,000, with both shows beating Nine’s New Tricks which grabbed an audience of 482,000.

Seven’s Home and Away was the most-popular non-news show of the evening with an audience of 791,000, and was also the most watched show across all the demographics, helping Seven to an audience share of 15.9 per cent behind Nine’s share of 16.9 per cent. Ten had a share of 13.8 per cent while the ABC settled for a share of  12.3 per cent.

Seven’s premiere of 12 Ways to Christmas at 8pm was watched by 463,000.

Nine’s best performing non-news show was Getaway at 7.30pm which grabbed an audience of 537,000 but was out-rated by the ABC’s 7.30 (622,000). It did beat Ten’s repeat of Jamie Cooks Summer which was watched by 495,000.

Jamie Cooks Summer was down on last week’s repeat Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas which was watched by 517,000.

Ten’s best non-news show was Family Feud which drew an audience of 555,000 in the 6pm timeslot.

Nine News won the night overall with a 6pm audience of 924,000 and a 6.30pm audience of 885,000. Seven News at 6pm was watched by 874,000, dropping to 824,000 at 6.30pm.

The secondary channels continue to carve out larger audience chunks as the networks transition into the non-ratings period. Nine’s Go led the way with an audience share of 6.3 per cent with an episode of The Big Bang Theory its most watched with an audience of 324,000.

7Two had a share of 6.2 per cent with A Touch of Frost its best show with an audience of a 251,000. 7Mate came in third with an audience share of 5.3 per cent with Ink Master delivering an audience of 279,000 to the channel.

Ten’s Eleven grabbed a share of 4.8 per cent, with Ten’s One and Nine’s Gem both sitting on shares of 3 per cent.

Top 15 Shows

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 924,000
2 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 885,000
3 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 874,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 824,000
5 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 791,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 734,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 680,000
8 CATALYST-EV Network ABC 626,000
9 7.30-EV Network ABC 622,000
10 UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN-EV Network ABC 590,000
11 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 563,000
12 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 555,000
13 MADAM SECRETARY Network TEN 543,000
14 GETAWAY -SUMMER Network 9 537,000
15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 517,000

Network 9 16.9%
Network 7 15.9%
Network TEN 13.8%
Network ABC 12.3%
Network GO! 6.3%
Network 7TWO 6.2%
Network 7mate 5.3%
Network ELEVEN 4.8%
Network SBS ONE 4.4%
Network ABC2 4.0%
Network ONE 3.0%
Network Gem 3.0%
Network ABC News 24 1.6%
Network SBS 2 1.3%
Network ABC3 1.0%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share

Network 7 TTL 27.4%
Network 9 TTL 26.3%
Network ABC TTL 19.0%
Network TEN TTL 21.5% 21.0%
Network SBS TTL 5.9% 5.7%

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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