Sydney siege: 60 Minutes wins ratings ahead of Channel 7
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Elly Chen being held hostage inside the Lindt cafe. Photo: Seven Network Elly Chen and Jieun Bae on Inside the Siege: The Untold Story. Photo: Seven Network
The Lindt cafe workers who survived the siege spoke to 60 Minutes. Photo: Nine Network
Siege survivor Harriette Denny spoke to 60 Minutes. Photo: Nine Network
Analysis: why did they make viewers choose?
In the, at times, uncomfortable and very personal clash of two news specials seeking to capitalise on public interest in those held at gunpoint in the Lindt Cafe siege, you could persuasively argue there are no winners.
In ratings terms, however, it was the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes siege special which edged ahead of Seven’s news special Inside The Siege. Both offered the first sit-down interviews with hostages.
The special edition of 60 Minutes aired at the earlier time of 6.30pm and drew 1.72 million viewers nationally, including 1.28 million in the five mainland capital cities.
Seven’s special, which also aired at 6.30pm after a truncated 6pm news bulletin, drew 1.62 million viewers nationally, including 1.12 million in the mainland capital cities.
The capital city and national markets are commercially exclusive of one another, but the total of both is the best indicator of a national television audience.
Curiously, however, on social media, the reverse was true: approval of the tone and texture of the Seven special was stronger than for Nine’s. Channel 7 & 9 both did a great job on the #sydneysiege, but it was just a battle for ratings. Should of aired at different times. — Valentina (@Valbella92) February 8, 2015 Those re-enactments across the board were terrible, but I think 7 did a better job than 9 with the #sydneysiege report. — Angie Raphael (@AngieRaphael) February 8, 2015 Channel 9 story was way better but Channel 7 had better footage #sydneysiege#LindtCafe — Matthew Head (@MattHead16) February 8, 2015 Seven News special approx. 200% more tasteful than the Nine News one #sydneysiege — Bryn (@Hilius) February 8, 2015 There’s a TV battle going on between channels Seven and Nine right now. Nine is winning so far, with better talent and story. #sydneysiege — William Bleakley (@williambleakley) February 8, 2015My Kitchen Rules (MKR) which won the night with 2.38 million viewers nationally, including 1.68 million viewers in the five mainland capital cities.
Nine’s drama House of Hancock, a dramatisation of the personal life of mining magnate Gina Rinehart, her father Lang Hancock and her father’s wife, Rose Hancock-Porteous, drew 2.02 million viewers nationally, including 1.38 million viewers in the five mainland capital cities.
And Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which has launched impressively and seems to be dominating the national conversation, drew 1.3 million viewers nationally, including 744,000 in the five mainland capital cities.
Those numbers for Ten are particularly significant given its recent ratings woes and the fact that they have launched I’m A Celebrity against two well-established reality franchises, MKR on Seven and The Block on Nine.
Ten also used the night to launch another series, Shark Tank. The results, at first glance, are strong: 911,000 viewers nationally, including 616,000 in the five mainland capitals.
Nine is claiming the night – a significant win as it is the first night of official TV ratings for 2015 – with a 33.3 per cent share of total people.
There are officially 40 weeks of official ratings, excluding a two week break in Easter; the ratings year ends in November.
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