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Cyclone Debbie leaves her mark on TV ratings too

The natural forces of Cyclone Debbie have impacted ratings and schedules, as networks strive to keep viewers informed of the latest news.

RegionalTAM will not be delivering data to its clients today, due to polling issues in Mackay, although this does not directly affect OzTAM’s metro data listed here.

Seven, Nine and ABC all made amendments to their schedules yesterday including extended breakfast programmes, afternoon news and late news. This caused some numbers below to only be available in 4 cities.

Sunrise thumped Today by screening Live into Queensland despite the AEDT time difference.

Meanwhile it was another win for MKR over MAFS, with The Biggest Loser: Transformed slipping below SBS’ Great Continental Railway Journeys again.

But ABC was also well down with shows such as Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line failing to fire despite its host putting himself in front of an AK47. What do you have to do to get people’s attention these days?

Seven Network won Tuesday with 31.7% then Nine 29.5%, TEN 17.0%, ABC 15.5% and SBS 6.3%.

My Kitchen Rules was #1 with 1.24m viewers then Seven News (1.14m / 1.04m), Home and Away (757,000), The Chase (522,000 / 331,000). Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares was 483,000 and Bones was 193,000.

Nine News (1.05m / 989,000) led for Nine then Married at First Sight (1.03m), A Current Affair (836,000),  Travel Guides (671,000) and Hot Seat (417,000 / 238,000 in 4 cities). Schwarzenegger The Celebrity Apprentice was just 189,000 in 4 cities.

The Project (522,000 / 349,000) was best for TEN then TEN Eyewitness News(502,000), NCIS (407,000), NCIS: LA (388,000), Family Feud (327,000) and The Biggest Loser: Transformed (275,000).

ABC News drew 789,000 for ABC. 7:30 was 390,000 in 4 cities. The Indian Dream Hotel On Tour was 320,000, Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line was 281,000, andForeign Correspondent was 228,000.

On SBS it was Great Continental Railway Journeys (333,000), Insight (210,000), Dateline (149,000) and SBS World News (122,000).

GO!’s coverage of the Socceroos World Cup Qualifiers topped multichannels with 256,000.

Sunrise: 378,000
Today: 304,000
ABC News Breakfast: 130,000 / 68,000

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