Even without the might of My Kitchen Rules, Nine and TEN couldn’t crack the magic million last night.
Seven was still way out in front on Wednesday, which is indicative of just how hard the road ahead is for their competition.
Without MKR the top show for the night was Seven News on 1.26m viewers, followed by Today Tonight (1.15m) and Please Marry My Boy (1.09m). Due to AFL commitments tonight, Seven had split-market programming at 7:30pm with Better Homes and Gardens (581,000) in some states and Border Security (569,000) repeats in others. The Amazing Race was 407,000.
Nine News had to settle for 998,000 as the best for Nine, followed by A Current Affair on 877,000. The Big Bang Theory (797,000 / 765,000), The Mentalist (623,000), and Mike and Molly (545,000) followed. The Footy Show aired in three markets to 411,000 and Unforgettable in two (249,000).
The Biggest Loser did well with 934,000 for TEN and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation saw a lift to 820,000. TEN News (684,000) and The Good Wife (543,000) followed. But The Project (412,000) slipped below The Bold and the Beautiful (414,000). An NCIS repeat was just 287,000.
ABC News cracked the million again at 1.01m for ABC1 but once again, even without MKR around there were no significant lifts for other shows. 7:30 was 615,000, Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight was 538,000, Woodley was 394,000 and Agony Uncles was 371,000.
Toughest Place to Be A… pulled 271,000 for SBS ONE and Wildest Africa was 264,000.
Heartbeat on 7TWO was strong with 319,000 for multichannels.