While QI managed 557,000 viewers, it dropped to 371,00 for its music trivia show then to 289,000 for Chris Lilley’s comic sojourn.
In the middle of both was ABC’s apology to columnist Chris Kenny -which ironically may have reached more viewers attached to tonight’s Checkout by the same Chaser team.
But they weren’t the only shows to face grim news with Nine’s dating show When Love Comes to Town hitting 510,000.
Meanwhile Seven was smiling with House Rules on top and another win for the night.
Seven network won with a share of 33.1% then Nine 26.3%, TEN 20.3%, ABC 14.9% and SBS 5.3%.
House Rules was #1 at 1.38m for Seven then Seven News (1.16m / 1.06m), Home and Away (929,000), The Goldbergs (869,000 / 664,000) and Million Dollar Minute. The Bridesmaids movie was 297,000.
Nine News (1.21m / 1.08m) was best for Nine followed by A Current Affair (951,000), The Big Bang Theory (812,000 / 783,000), Hot Seat (691,000) and When Love Comes to Town slipped again to 510,000. Mom was 310,000.
TEN saw seamless retention from Masterchef Australia to Offspring both on 828,000. Next were TEN Eyewitness News (634,000), The Project (620,000 / 424,000) and The Good Wife (442,000). Modern Family was 346,000.
ABC News (779,000) remained ABC1’s best performer then 7:30 (631,000), QI (557,000 / 362,000), Spicks and Specks (371,000), Jonah from Tonga (289,000) and a repeat of Upper Middle Bogan (202,000).
Walking Through History (290,000) was well in front of other SBS ONE titles One Born Every Minute (172,000), SBS World News (166,000) and the final Bridge (115,000).
ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (295,000) again topped multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 65,000 / 44,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 4 June 2014