INXS miniseries goes out on high note

17 February, 2014 by Don Groves

The finale of the Seven Network’s INXS: Never Tear Us Apart drew 2.579 million viewers nationally and 1.768 million in the five metro cities last night.

While the national figure was down 200,000 on the premiere, the drama produced by Shine Australia easily won its timeslot.


Directed by Daina Reid and written by Dave Warner and Justin Monjo, the two-part series starred Luke Arnold, Nicholas Masters, Ido Drent, Andy Ryan, Alex Williams and Hugh Sheridan.

Seven said part one of Never Tear Us Apart was watched by 276,000 people on catch-up viewing in the past seven days, delivering a a total audience of 2.243 million in the five major markets.

Nine’s documentary Mayday Mayday: Terror on QF32, was weak opposition, pulling just 872,000 nationally (586,000 viewers in the metros).

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules maintained its ascendancy with 2.69 million viewers nationally (1.86 million)

However Nine’s The Block: Fans vs Faves posted its highest ratings so far, with 1.92 million (1.36 million).

The second episode of Rake on ABC1 had 1.088 million (739,000). Ten's So You Think You Can Dance slumped to 313,000 in the metros.

The prime-time shares for the main channels were Seven with 35.9%, Nine 18%, ABC1 9.5%, Ten 9.4% and SBSOne 2.9%.








  • Gerry Pass

    Curious to know why J.D. Fortune was not included in the miniseries?