ABC’s Wednesday line up is struggling against the commercial networks, despite no juggernauts dominating the night.
Seven won Wednesday with 31.8% to Nine 26.7%, TEN 21.0%, ABC 14.2% and SBS 6.4%.
Seven News topped the night with 1.37m followed by Today Tonight (1.17m), Australia’s Got Talent (1.07m), Home and Away (911,000), Bones (817,000), Deal or No Deal (699,000), Castle (569,000) and The Price is Right (423,000).
Nine News was best for Nine on 1.24m then The Block (1.1m) and ACA (1.04m). Hot Seat was 701,000 and Big Bang was 469,000. Nine set a new benchmark in OzTAM data by dividing Celebrity Apprentice into not two but three segments, the lowest of which was only 837,000 for a Reality finale thanks to their own stupid NineMSN leak.
MasterChef Australia‘s 933,000 for its first team challenges was low given it has been one of the brand’s biggest drawcards. Offspring (which pleasingly started on time) was 774,000 then TEN News (699,000), The Good Wife (489,000) and The Project 6pm (460,000).
It wasn’t a good night for ABC1 despite starting out well with ABC News (951,000), then 7:30 (687,000), Wild Life at the Zoo (538,000), Randling (491,000), Agony Aunts (332,000) and Laid letting down the team on just 262,000.
SBS ONE did relatively well with Wildest India on 330,000, Extreme Frontiers: Canada (289,000) and East to West (204,000).
Neighbours topped multichannels with 297,000.
The Morning Show: 160,000
The Circle: 63,000