Tuesday Ratings | FARMER WANTS A WIFE and THE CHEAP SEATS bring home wins


The Geeks might inherit the earth but they aren’t inheriting primetime; The Cheap Seats gets great reviews but an average start.

Home and Away (738,000) draws a huge number as it tapers to its Olympic break on Seven, and Farmer Wants A Wife (767,000) does the same for its penultimate episode–winning the 7:30pm timeslot comfortably. A double episode of The Rookie (347,000; 243,000) rounds out Seven’s night.
Seven first in both primary (21.6%) and network (32.2%) rankings.

A Current Affair (778,000) slips a little on last night for Nine, but it’s Beauty and the Geek (607,000) that slides again. It just wasn’t competitive – fourth(!) at 7:30pm, and this result is its second lowest this season. The Weakest Link (278,000) didn’t help at all (still under 300k is bad, mm-kay), and another repeat of Kath & Kim Kountdown (168,000) feels very much like ‘we have to put something here so it may as well be this’.
Nine second in both primary (17.4%) and network (24%) rankings.

The Project (380,000 6:30pm; 575,000 7pm) lifts from last night and same time last week for 10, in no small part due to its role as lead-in for Australian Survivor (730,000). This has maintained the rage third night in, staying in the 700’s which should be a reason for celebration alone. The premiere of The Cheap Seats (435,000) is a win though it has some bugs to iron out (which first episode of a show doesn’t?). It feels 30 minutes too long for me however the real question is how many people show up next week – hopefully at least this and more (watch for a promo push in the coming week). 10 are claiming with time adjustment the numbers lift (to 460,000) which is a nice surprise. A repeat of Nath Valvo: Show Pony Live (117,000) closes out 10’s late night.
10 third in both primary (14.6%) and network (21.2%) rankings.

7:30 (648,000) and Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb (585,000) are a solid offering, slipping into third for the hour. Catalyst Special – Cancer: A Story of Hope (276,000) and And We Danced (132,000) complete the ABC’s later evening.
ABC fourth in both primary (10.7%) and network (15.5%) rankings.

SBS come in with a new ep of Who Do You Think You Are? Australia (290,000) and a returning line-up of two-thirds of its current affairs programs with Insight (152,000) and Dateline (80,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.7%) and network (7.2%) rankings.

16-39: Australian Survivor (266,000) takes the win over The Cheap Seats, Nine News 6pm, The Project 7pm, and Nine News 6:30pm.

18-49: Australian Survivor (398,000) defeats Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, Seven News 6pm, and The Project 7pm.

25-54: Nine News 6pm (433,000) slips in for the victory, ahead of Australian Survivor, Nine News 6:30pm, Seven News 6pm, and The Project 7pm.

ABC News Mornings-AM (205,000) on ABC NEWS took out the multi-channel win.

Sunrise (269,000)
The Today Show (246,000)
ABC Breakfast (225,000 (126,000 ABC; 99,000 ABC News))

All figures Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

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Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

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