Spill spoils Origin audience

JUNE’S dramatic leadership spill didn’t quite trump the second State of Origin game, held on the same night, but it did steal a large chunk of Canberra viewers. Sad-sam-and-cam-300x200

Although WIN claimed the largest share of Canberra’s television viewers thanks to Origin, drawing more than 90,000, ratings dropped 17.5 per cent compared to the series opener, with over 37,000 switching on ABC to watch the spill unfold.

With game three to be the series decider, WIN’s audience is expected to recover next week.

Meanwhile, the audience for the second test match between the Lions and the Wallabies last Saturday grew by 25 per cent, and helped Southern Cross Ten grow by 1 per cent for total audience during Peak Viewing.

Renovation programs are still rating high with Canberra audiences, with “House Rules” and “The Block: Sky High” securing three episodes apiece within the top 12 programs. On the other hand, Ten’s cooking show “Masterchef” has struggled to reach the same audience as Prime and WIN’s renovation shows.

Overall, the biggest changes last week was WIN growing 2 per cent during peak viewing, and the ABC and Southern Cross Ten growing 1 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively.

Top 20 programs – Canberra 23 – 29 JUNE 2013 

# Program Channel Audience

1 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – MATCH WIN 91,754

2 HOUSE RULES-REVEAL PRIME7 64,899

3 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – PRE MATCH WIN 54,806

4 HOUSE RULES-TUE PRIME7 53,770

5 UNDER THE DOME SC10 51,966

6 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH -MON WIN 51,293

7 GRAND DESIGNS-EV ABC1 46,958

8 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH -SUN WIN 46,949

9 WIN NEWS WIN 43,672

10 NATIONAL NEWS SUNDAY WIN 43,583

11 HOUSE RULES-WED PRIME7 43,137

12 THE BLOCK SKY HIGH -THU WIN 42,213

13 RUGBY: LIONS TOUR OF AUSTRALIA – SECOND TEST LIVE SC10 39,355

14 NATIONAL NEWS WIN 39,304

15 DEATH IN PARADISE-EV ABC1 38,089

16 ABC NEWS LIVE: LABOR LEADERSHIP BALLOT-EV ABC1 37,860

17 LAW & ORDER: SVU SC10 37,326

18 MEDIA WATCH-EV ABC1 36,792

19 DREAM BUILD-EV ABC1 36,731

20 SEVEN NEWS – SUN PRIME7 35,796

Source: Regional TAM, Overnight data

 

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