The season finale for Gruen Planet topped ABC’s list of shows last night, on a quiet night of Wednesday viewing.
New US shows on TEN, including Glee and the premiere of Emily Owens MD (with very little publicity fanfare) didn’t light up the network’s night. This is an abject lesson in how not to launch new shows.
Meanwhile there are dual duels going on in breakfast TV with Sunrise and Today locked in a dead heat, and just 1,000 splitting Breakfast from ABC News Breakfast on ABC1.
Once again it was Seven which won the night, with early evening factuals on top.
Seven Network was 30.6%, Nine was 26.5%, ABC was 20.4%, TEN 16.8% and SBS 5.7%.
Surveillance Oz topped the night with 1.1m for Seven then Seven News (1.08m), Highway Patrol (1.03m), Today Tonight (913,000), Criminal Minds (871,000), Home and Away (850,000), World’s Wildest Police Videos (517,000), Deal or No Deal (473,000) and Covert Affairs (287,000).
Nine News was 1.07m for Nine. ACA was 969,000, Big Brother: Little Sister was 780,000, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings was 611,000, Embarrassing Bodies was 587,000, Hot Seat was 521,000 and Who Do You Think You Are? was 266,000.
Gruen Planet season finale topped ABC1 with 1.03m then ABC News (939,000), 7:30 (821,000), Qi (818,000), The Hamster Wheel (795,000), Randling (406,000), At the Movies (331,000) and Lateline (223,000).
TEN News was 606,000. Glee was 552,000, Modern Family was 493,000, The Good Wife was 420,000, The Project 6pm was 396,000, Emily Owens MD was 239,000.
Living with the Amish was 238,000 for SBS ONE then Meet my Wild Friends was 229,000, World News Australia was 164,000 and The Choice was 125,000.
American Pickers on 7mate topped multichannels with 268,000.
Sunrise / Today: 356,000
ABC News Breakfast: 47,000 / 24,000