The return of Andrew Denton to television managed a slight lift in ABC1’s audience but the Wednesday line-up will need more fire-power to be seen as a threat by commercial networks.
Randling pulled a promising 859,000 viewers, which was well ahead of the 484,000 achieved by last week’s Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight. The numbers were also higher than 7:30 (668,000) and Wild Life at the Zoo (555,000) which preceded it. But there was a drop for Laid (424,000) before rising again for Agony Aunts (454,000). At the Movies was 317,000.
Wednesday night belonged to Seven which got Revenge (1.33m) on Nine. Seven News (1.31m), Australia’s Got Talent (1.3m) both won their timeslots. Next was Today Tonight (1.1m), Home and Away (899,000) and Castle (652,000).
Nine News (1.2m) led for Nine then The Block (1.13m) and ACA (1.12m) winning its slot. Celebrity Apprentice Boardroom was 815,000 and Big Bang was 501,000 / 466,000.
The Biggest Loser was best for TEN on 780,000 then TEN News (753,000) and Offspring (629,000). The Project 6pm was 478,000 and The Good Wife was 402,000.
On SBS ONE World’s Most Dangerous Roads was 327,000 and Wildest India was 326,000.
Heartbeat led multichannels with 277,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 41,000 / 17,000