TV Ratings: TEN does best share of week

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

• Seven wins fifth night week 5 with News, Home and Away and Gordon Ramsay
• TEN has its best share of week: I’m A Celebrity wins after 7.30pm as other reality TV rests
• Nine holds onto second place with Nine News, A Current Affair and RBT all top 10

TEN enjoyed its best night of the week with a share of 16.5% as I’m A Celebrity won its slot. Its success was made that little bit easier as Nine and Seven both rested their Q1 celebrity formats.

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My Kitchen Rules, Monday 1,309,000
My Kitchen Rules, Tuesday 1,193,000
My Kitchen Rules, Wednesday 1,113,000

Married At First Sight, Monday 820,000
Married At First Sight, Tuesday 927,000
Married At First Sight, Wednesday 824,000

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Sunday 1,090,000/966,000
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Monday 958,000
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Tuesday 824,000
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Wednesday 807,000
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Thursday 823,000

Seven

The channel’s Thursday success came from an unlikely trio.

Seven News did its job at 6pm with the top two ranking spots. Seven News is in a real battle with Nine in Sydney as the afterglow from the tennis helps its numbers as does the lead-in The Chase.

Home and Away fans were able to binge on four episodes over two hours last night from 7pm. The show did 712,000 which is not far below Wednesday’s 744,000 for half an hour. The soapie has managed to outrate A Current Affair every night this week.

Seven then screened a UK episode of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares with 387,000 which was enough to crack the top 20.

Nine

Nine News trailed Seven across the network, but Peter Overton managed to lift the Nine Sydney bulletin into first spot after 6.30pm after Seven won the first 30 minutes with help from The Chase as its lead-in. Overton took time to record the Mediaweek Seven Days podcast on Thursday afternoon, slotting us in between News updates throughout the afternoon. See above for podcast link.

A Current Affair was just under 700,000 and then an hour of RBT was just over 600,000.

Nine’s 2014 movie Edge Of Tomorrow did 390,000.

TEN

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! again saw Steve Price getting lots of airtime and he revealed his stance on gay marriage as some of the other contestants sounded him out on his stance. The show did 823,000 which is close to what it has been doing for the past three nights. There were nearly as many snakes on the show this week as there were in the episode of Vikings this week. They were a little more lethal in the SBS drama.

South Park and Book Of Mormon creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were special guests on The Project after 7pm with 550,000 watching.

Two hours of Law & Order: SVU repeats after 9pm did 372,000 and then 264,000.

ABC

ABC News and 7.30 again secured top 10 spots with 720,000 and 611,000.

The final of this run of Would I Lie To You did 503,000 at 8pm.

SBS

Destination Flavour Singapore on 211,000 was unable to outperform a repeat of Great British Railway Journeys on 315,000.

Royal Gardens On A Plate at 8.30pm did 175,000.

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