Winning ways pick up steam
and Virginia Gay
DRAMA series Winners & Losers has picked up in the ratings, topping a million viewers after the third season started with questionable figures. The Channel 7 drama has picked up more than 200,000 viewers since it returned with a mediocre audience of 798,000 on July 9.
Tuesday’s sixth episode pulled 1.065 million viewers to be the fifth most-watched show for the evening – its highest finish on the ratings table this year.
Airing immediately after the popular The X Factor certainly helped.
Once again The X Factor claimed the No.1 spot, with Seven’s TV talent show attracting 1.554 million viewers to beat news (Nine, 1.297 million; Seven, 1.238 million.
Nine’s reality show Big Brother is holding its own in the Top 10 even if it’s not pulling massive numbers.
On Tuesday, Big Brother was ninth with an audience of 895,000.
Ten’s imported sci-fi drama Under The Dome was 10th with 846,000 fans tuning in.
On the breakfast front, Seven’s decision to replace long-time Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle with Samantha Armytage has done the show no harm.
Armytage started full-time in the chair on Monday and Sunrise beat its main rival Nine’s Today in the two subsequent surveys.
Winners & Losers: Tuesdays, 8.30pm, Seven, Prime7.
stars Melanie Vallejo
Winners & Losers