After all the mud-slinging at 6:30pm last night, A Current Affair defeated Today Tonight.
Nine’s show pulled 1.2m viewers to Seven’s 1.06m viewers. Seven only publicised its interview with the former escort at around 6pm, presumably to keep its opposition from return fire. But was it enough to maximise on its story, and indeed why did the show attract numbers lower than most nights anyway?
Despite this, Wednesday was a win for Seven overall.
Seven News (1.34m) topped the night and other performers included Australia’s Got Talent (1.00m), Home and Away in fourth in its timeslot (933,000), The Amazing Race Australia (883,000), Deal or No Deal (700,000) and The Price is Right (379,000).
Nine News was breathing down the neck of its opponent on 1.3m viewers. The Block won its slot on 1.28m viewers but thereafter Nine began to shed viewers with Big Bang (850,000 / 754,000), The Mentalist (592,000), RPA (473,000). Hot Seat was 716,000.
TEN had a pretty good night with MasterChef on 1.11m then Offspring lifting from last week to 930,000, TEN News was 823,000, The Good Wife was 511,000 and The Project 6pm was 450,000.
ABC News rose to 1.02m, followed by 7:30 (604,000), Wild Life at the Zoo (516,000), Randling (437,000), Agony Aunts (326,000), At the Movies (284,000) and the final Laid on a dreadful 219,000.
Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve premiered to 334,000 for SBS ONE with East to West on 239,000.
Neighbours was best on multichannels with 317,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 59,000 / 19,000