Sam Stosur may have lost out at Wimbledon but she helped Seven to win Wednesday night.
Seven’s primary channel pulled in a lower share than Nine’s but because 7TWO lifted to a 5.3% share, Seven Network won the night overall.
Seven News was 1.32m for Seven then Today Tonight (1.08m), Mrs. Brown’s Boys won at 9pm (980,000), Australia’s Got Talent (901,000), Home and Away (874,000), Deal or No Deal (629,000) and The Price is Right (354,000).
The Block was again #1 with 1.46m viewers for Nine followed by Nine News (1.24m), A Current Affair (1.12m), Big Bang (853,000 / 789,000), Hot Seat (667,000) and The Mentalist (574,000).
TEN had a pretty good night thanks to MasterChef sitting consistent at 1.1m and Offspring winning at 8:30pm with 918,000. TEN News was 721,000, The Project 6pm was 463,000, but House slipped to 370,000.
ABC1 struggled against the commercial networks with its best being ABC News (881,000), 7:30 (583,000), Myf Warhurst’s Nice (518,000), But there were challenges from 8:30 with Randling on 403,000 and Life’s Too Short on just 297,000 -both trailed 9:30′s Qi (453,000). At the Movies was 309,000.
Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve is doing well with the SBS ONE audience on 356,000, out in front of Speed of Life on 211,000 and East to West on 200,000.
Neighbours won the multichannels with 342,000. Dumb, Drunk and Racist was 213,00 on ABC2.
There were 253,000 watching Wimbledon on 7TWO and 92,000 on Seven. Unfortunately with no more Aussies in contention Seven’s not likely to benefit too much across the tournament until the Finals.
ABC News Breakfast: 40,000 / 30,000