Gruen tops the magic million
Ratings: Wednesday was a low rating night but Gruen Planet proved the ABC can still pull numbers over the magic million.
Wednesday proved to be a low rating night with news bulletins on Seven, ABC and Nine leading the evening.
But ABC’s Gruen Planet managed to win its timeslot, restoring some faith to the broadcaster’s Wednesday schedule and showing it can pull numbers over the magic million. It scored 1.02m viewers. Maybe TEN will want Russel Howcroft on air next year after all?
Seven Network won with a 31.0% share then Nine 27.2%, ABC 19.3%, TEN 17.0% and SBS 5.5%.
Seven News was 1.07m for Seven then Today Tonight (1.00m), Surveillance Oz (1.00m), Highway Patrol (966,000), Criminal Minds (855,000 / 660,000), Home and Away (843,000), Deal or No Deal (488,000) and Covert Affairs (274,000).
Nine News was 1.06m for Nine then Big Brother (1.05m), A Current Affair (955,000), Big Fat Gypsy Weddings (660,000), Embarrassing Bodies (601,000), Hot Seat (566,000) and Embarrassing Kids Bodies (303,000).
ABC News won its timeslot on 1.06m for ABC1 then Gruen Planet (1.02m), The Hamster Wheel (791,000), 7:30 (789,000), Qi (772,000), Randling (425,000) and At the Movies (318,000).
Puberty Blues wrapped with 707,000 for TEN. TEN News was 628,000, Modern Family was 496,000, The Project 6pm was 386,000, Last Man Standing was 364,000 / 347,000 and Class of was just 181,000.
On SBS ONE Living with the Amish was 265,000, Survivors: Indestructible Creatures was 250,000 and World News Australia was 161,000.
Heartbeat led multichannels with 333,000.