While not strictly head to head (there is a half hour crossover on most nights), the cities have aligned the same way as their news and current affairs audiences fall down.
Seven won Wednesday with a network share of 29.8% then Nine 28.2%, TEN 19.0%, ABC 18.0% and SBS 5.0%.
Seven News was 1.23m for Seven then House Rules (1.13m), Today Tonight (1.01m), Home and Away (925,000), Criminal Minds (774,000 / 641,000), Deal or No Deal (562,000) and Hannibal (170,000).
Nine News (1.35m) topped the night for Nine then The Block (1.23m), ACA (1.07m), Arrow (852,000), Big Bang (829,000), Hot Seat (775,000), Evil in the Night: The Jill Meagher Story (450,000) and What’s Your Emergency? (264,000).
Offspring was best on TEN at 770,000. MasterChef was 736,000, TEN News was 723,000, The Project was 547,000, The Simpsons was 409,000 and NCIS: LA was 262,000.
ABC News (845,000) led for ABC1 followed by 7:30 (752,000), Qi (747,000), Adam Hills Tonight (718,000), Would I Lie To You? (452,000) and Time Team (299,000).
On SBS it was Sea of Creepy Monsters (326,000), Toughest Place to Be a (170,000), World News Australia (162,000) and Borgen (127,000).
Bananas in Pyjamas (372,000) was best on multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 52,000 / 39,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 19 June 2013