THE “boy from Bankstown” wasnt as popular as the “Kid from Kogarah”.
Kerry O’Brien’s extended interview with former Prime Minister Paul Keating averaged 886,000 viewers on ABC1 last night, 60,000 fewer than watched O’Brien’s interview with poet and author Clive James in September.
Nevertheless, the metro audience for “Keating” was well up on the average audience in the timeslot for ABC1 this year.
The program ranked eighth on a night dominated by Seven and in which Nine dropped to a 14.8 per cent channel share, only 0.7 points ahead of ABC1 and 1.3 share points ahead of Ten. The best multichannel was 7mate with a 5.3 per cent share.
Seven’s Dancing With The Stars was the top show for the night with 1.204 million capital-city viewers, up 70,000 on the previous week and its third best Tuesday audience of the season. Seven was also boosted by the bomb storyline on Home and Away with its 1.041 million average its best audience since September.
Seven News won at 6pm with 1.530 million metropolitan viewers ahead of Nine News’ 1.122 million. Nine won in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Ten saw minor rises on last week for NCIS (702,000) and NCIS:LA (518,000) although Recipe To Riches concluded out of the top 20 with 504,000 viewers.
On breakfast television, Ten’s Wake Up added more than 7,000 viewers to its Monday audience, up to 35,800 against Sunrise’s 379,000 and Today’s 353,000. Studio 10 was also up from 31,800 to 44,000.
On pay-TV, Embarrassing Bodies Down Under topped the platform with 70,000 viewers.
OZTAM OVERNIGHT RANKINGS, NOVEMBER 12
1 DANCING WITH THE STARS Seven 1,204,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Seven 1,153,000
3 NINE NEWS Nine 1,122,000
4 HOME AND AWAY Seven 1,041,000
5 TODAY TONIGHT Seven 987,000
6 ABC NEWS ABC1 895,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 886,000
8 KEATING ABC1 886,000
9 NCIS Ten 702,000
10 7.30 ABC1 664,000
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY Nine 650,000
12 FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT ABC1 645,000
13 BODY OF PROOF Seven 638,000
14 HOT SEAT Nine 606,000
15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Ten 601,000
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