Offspring optimism for TEN
Ratings: Offspring improves TEN's midweek shares, but the battle stays close between Nine and Seven.
The return of Offspring brought some good news to TEN with 868,000 viewers and good numbers in the Demos. Drilling down into the detail, it was a big improvement on Mr and Mrs Murder last week and well up on its lead in.
The battle remained close between the two big networks with Nine network winning the night with 29.9% then Seven 29.2%, ABC 18.9%, TEN 17.4% and SBS 4.6%.
Nine News topped the night with 1.39m for Nine then A Current Affair 1.19m, The Big Bang Theory and The Block (both 1.16m), Arrow (963,000), Hot Seat (726,000) and The Following (400,000).
Seven News (1.26m) was best for Seven followed by Today Tonight (975,000), Home and Away (920,000), House Rules (900,000), Criminal Minds (749,000 / 646,000). Hannibal was 226,000.
ABC News (966,000) again lead for ABC1 followed by 7:30 (903,000), Qi (817,000), Adam Hills Tonight (689,000), Would I Lie to You? (428,000). Time Team was 315,000.
Following Offspring, TEN’s other titles were TEN News at 720,000, The Biggest Loser at 596,000, The Project at 566,000, The Simpsons at 367,000, but Beauty and the Beast lost a great deal of its lead-in at 310,000.
On SBS ONE it was Jimmy’s Forest (208,000), World News Australia (180,000), Extreme Frontiers: Canada (163,000), and Borgen (132,000).
ABC2’s Shaun the Sheep led multichannels with 347,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 62,000 / 26,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 22 May 2013