The return of Gruen shot straight to the top of the entertainment shows last night with 954,000 viewers -just shy of its 2015 return of 974,000. It was ABC’s biggest drawcard of the night.
The Bachelor won for TEN and topped the Demos, with Offspring second in its slot.
Seven News topped the night, with Home and Away its best in entertainment offerings.
Nine had a staggered Wednesday schedule, but managed a win at Breakfast with Today.
Seven network won the night with a 26.8% share then Nine 24.7%, TEN 22.5%, ABC 19.9% and SBS 6.1%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.09m /1.00m then Home and Away (723,000), The Force (684,000), Border Security (656,000), The Chase (644,000 / 423,000), Criminal Minds (569,000) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (369,000).
Nine News (989,000 / 968,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (826,000), RBT (619,000) and Hot Seat (527,000). The Footy Show was 219,000 in 2 cities and Movie: The Italian Job was 181,000 in 3 cities.
The Bachelor (819,000) and Offspring (783,000) led TEN’s night. The Project was 683,000 / 458,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 508,000, Madam Secretary was 197,000.
Gruen (954,000) was best for ABC then ABC News (844,000), 7:30 (725,000), QI (630,000), The Katering Show (612,000), You Can’t Ask That (445,000), Antiques Roadshow (308,000), Soul Mates (271,000) and Would I Lie to You? (176,000).
On SBS it was The Somme with Tony Robinson (199,000), Roots (190,000) and SBS World News (125,000).
Shaun The Sheep showed up multichannels with 303,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 100,000 / 46,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 3 August 2016