World Cup Cricket thriller boosts Gem and Fox Sports but can’t touch My Kitchen Rules

The Big Bang Theory

The thrilling finale to the World Cup Cricket semi final between South Africa and New Zealand handed good audience boosts for Gem and Fox Sports, with the pay-TV broadcaster seeing 440,000 people tune in to see the overrunning climax of the contest.

Oztam preliminary overnight ratings show 253,000 viewers tuned into Fox Sports 3 for the second innings of the one day match, climbing to 440,000 in the final overs and for the post-match wrap.  Nine’s multichannel Gem had 178,000 metro viewers tuning in for the second innings.

However Seven’s My Kitchen Rules won the night with a metro audience of 1.535m at 7.30, a slight decrease on last week’s audience of 1.56m. It was the most-watched show across all the demographics and easily out-rated reality rival The Block: Triple Threat which grabbed a metro audience of 816,000 viewers on Nine, down from last week’s audience of 821,000.

The Block was the third most-watched show across all the demographics.

Nine’s US sitcom The Big Bang Theory posted an improved metro audience last night, pulling in 983,000 viewers at 8.45pm up on last week’s audience of 922,000. It was the second most-watched show across all the demographics.

Two follow up repeat episodes of the show were watched by 725,000 and 573,000, helping Nine to an audience share of 18.9 per cent, behind Seven’s winning share of 23.8 per cent. However in terms of total share Nine managed to pip Seven with a total share of 30.3 per cent, just ahead of Seven’s total share of 30 per cent.

Seven’s US drama series How to Get Away with Murder continued to shed viewers, posting a metro audience of 537,000 in the 9pm timeslot, down from last week’s audience of 576,000, according to preliminary overnight figures from OzTam.

On Ten, which managed to secure an audience share of 13.1 per cent, Gold Coast Cops at 7.30 pulled an audience of 410,000 and Bondi Rescue at 8pm was watched by 481,000.

Audience numbers grew at 8.30pm for NCIS which lured a crowd of 578,000.

Meanwhile on the ABC, 7.30 was watched by 674,000 viewers, Catalyst at 8pm had an audience of 626,000 and Making Australia Great: Inside our Longest Boom at 8.30pm was watched by 559,000.

In the news battleground, Seven News at 6pm won the night with 1.056m viewers, dropping away to 976,000 at 6.30pm. Nine News at 6pm was watched by 891,000, dropping to 867,000 at 6.30pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MY KITCHEN RULES-TUE Network 7 1,535,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,056,000
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY -TUE Network 9 983,000
4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 976,000
5 NINE NEWS Network 9 891,000
6 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 880,000
7 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 867,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 853,000
9 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 819,000
10 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -TUE Network 9 816,000
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT Network 9 725,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC 674,000
13 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 632,000
14 CATALYST-EV Network ABC 626,000
15 NCIS Network TEN 578,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 23.8%
Network 9 18.9%
Network TEN 13.1%
Network ABC 11.2%
Network Gem 7.7%
Network SBS ONE 4.1%
Network GO! 3.7%
Network 7TWO 3.6%
Network ELEVEN 3.5%
Network ABC2 2.7%
Network 7mate 2.6%
Network ONE 2.4%
Network ABC News 24 1.2%
Network SBS 2 1.1%
Network ABC3 0.4%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 30.3%
Network 7 TTL 30.0%
Network TEN TTL 19.0%
Network ABC TTL 15.4%
Network SBS TTL 5.2%

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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