All eyes might be on the reality wars, but it seems audience eyeballs where on The Ashes last night, which topped all reality and entertainment shows in the preliminary overnight OzTam figures.
The third test of the The Ashes, shown on Nine Network's Gem, picked up 775,000 metro viewers to be the seventh most watched show of the night.
Narrowly behind was Ten's romance reality show, The Bachelor, which followed on from a strong launch on Wednesday to reach 739,000 viewers as the eight most watched show. It was also the top program of the night in the 25-54 age demographic.
Seven's reality offering Restaurant Revolution continued to shed viewers, falling 39% from its launch episode on Tuesday, to 415,000 viewers and moving out of the top 20 programmes of the night.
Nine's Hotplate, also launched on Tuesday, fell from its debut episode to reach 656,000, but still made it as the eleventh most watched show of the evening.
Nine Network won the night with 37.7% audience share, also picking up the most watched show of the night with Nine News hitting 1.09 million in audience.
Network Seven followed on 23.4% audience share, Ten picked up 17.7%, while the ABC saw 14.4% and SBS 6.8%.
Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs.
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