Nine’s bold decision to pit Doctor Doctor against Offspring appears to have cost it some viewers with the new rural drama landing third in its timeslot.
It was Gruen that came out on top with 815,000 viewers, closely followed by Offspring‘s finale at 810,000. Doctor Doctor drew 759,000, down around 92,000 from its Block lead in. The new drama however attracted positive social media commentary and did respectably in the demos behind Offspring.
The penultimate episode of The Bachelor was a winner for TEN, at an impressive 909,000 viewers and topped the Demos. It was also best in the entertainment stakes, but The Block was not far behind.
Seven News topped the night again but thereafter there wasn’t much to get excited about in primetime.
Nine network won Wednesday won with 27.4% then Seven 24.6%, TEN 22.1%, ABC 18.7% and SBS 7.1%.
Nine News (927,000 / 924,000) was best for Nine then The Block (851,000), A Current Affair (827,000), Doctor Doctor (759,000) and Hot Seat (521,000). Amazing Medical Stories was 271,000.
Seven News was #1 with 1.07m / 1.02m for Seven then Home and Away (705,000), Border Security (619,000 in 4 cities), The Chase (587,000 / 407,000), The Force (442,000 in 3 cities) and The Durrells (386,000 / 377,000).
The Bachelor (909,000) was best for TEN. Offspring wrapped with 810,000, The Project was 625,000 / 440,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 479,000 and NCIS: LA was 256,000.
Gruen (815,000) won for ABC then ABC News (785,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (755,000), 7:30 (674,000), The Katering Show (543,000), You Can’t Ask That (371,000), QI (320,000) and Pointless (254,000).
On SBS it was Great American Railroad Journeys (335,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (246,000), The Secret (121,000) and SBS World News (119,000).
ABC2’s Octonauts led multichannels with 278,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 106,000 / 58,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 14 September 2016.