This is new: a Tuesday night with two big new shows, and both fared pretty well. Once Upon A Time (1st – 1,305,000) and Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms (3rd – 1,261,000) both win their timeslot and set the respective series up well. Packed to the Rafters (5th – 1,210,000) suffered a little bit but still rated well. Well enough got Ch7 to win the night anyway. The Block (7th – 1,164,000) won the 7pm timeslot easily ahead of MasterChef Australia (11th – 954,000) and Home and Away (14th – 926,000) and despite Ch9’s promotion of it as the “next big thing”, Two Broke Girls (9pm 15th – 762,000; 9:30pm 18th – 670,000) is performing as it deserves – poorly. The premiere of Survivor: One World (34th – 264,000) at 10pm two days AFTER the series ended in the US is another keen example of the Nine programming mis-step.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:00pm: The Block – Ch9
7:30pm: Once Upon A Time – Ch7
8:30pm: Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms – Ch10
9:30pm: Missing – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (24.5%), followed by Channel 9 (20.3%), Channel 10 (18.8%) & ABC1 (11.9%).