Seven had factuals scheduled against what it thought was Nine’s sing-off and may have programmed stronger if it knew what would actually play out. Whilst this kind of result could encourage more cheeky results, the real test will be in the consolidated pudding in about a week’s time.
Also of interest last night, improved numbers for both The Project and World News Australia, but not so good for Mr & Mrs Murder, Tractor Monkeys or Elegant Gentleman.
Nine won the night.
Nine network share was 31.3% then Seven 29.6%, ABC 16.9%, TEN 16.5% and SBS 5.7%.
The Big Bang Theory (1.37m / 1.16m / 955,000) topped the night for Nine followed by Nine News (1.33m), Arrow (1.32m), ACA (1.03m), Hot Seat (700,000), The Following (563,000) and What’s Your Emergency? (182,000).
Seven News (1.28m) was Seven’s best performer then Today Tonight (1.11m), The Force (1.03m), Home and Away (948,000), Highway Patrol (919,000), Criminal Minds (735,000 / 675,000), Deal or No Deal (537,000). Hannibal was 203,000.
ABC News (944,000) topped ABC1 followed by 7:30 (746,000), Mad as Hell (697,000), Qi (673,000), Tractor Monkeys (419,000), Grand Designs Revisited (349,000), The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting (300,000) and The Thick of It (184,000).
On TEN it was TEN News (720,000), The Project (610,000), Modern Family (537,000 / 532,000), Mr and Mrs Murder (469,000). The Simpsons was 382,000 and The Good Wife 341,000.
Wildest India was 273,000 for SBS ONE then World’s Most Dangerous Roads (213,000), World News Australia (201,000) and Borgen (150,000).
Neighbours led multichannels with 319,000. ABC2’s Head First premiered with 145,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 56,000 / 34,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 1 May 2013