Slideshow slips into top spot, while Offspring lifts TEN.
Ratings: Seven's new comedy show debuts well and the death of Patrick Reid puts TEN into a competitive position on Wednesday.
Seven’s new Slideshow was the #1 show of the night with an impressive 1.3m viewers. There were plenty of instant fans on Twitter, although it did appear to polarise some who couldn’t see what all the fuss was about.
Meanwhile the death of Patrick on Offspring outranked it on Twitter, trending worldwide last night. While OzTAM is where it counts the show still drew in 1.06m viewers, enough to win its timeslot. It was good to see TEN have a competitive night, but Seven took victory.
Seven network was 28.2% then Nine 24.7%, TEN 23.4%, ABC 18.4% and SBS 5.3%.
Following Slideshow for Seven was Seven News (1.22m), Today Tonight (1.05m), Home and Away (904,000), Criminal Minds (812,000), Deal or No Deal (581,000) and The Mole (340,000).
Nine News (1.28m) was best for and A Current Affair (1.03m), Big Brother slipped to 754,000, then Hot Seat (695,000), Arrow (645,000) and Embarrassing Bodies (449,000).
Offspring (1.06m) had its best numbers all season and was still sitting at #1 on Twitter in Australia this morning. TEN had a competitive night thanks also to MasterChef Australia (933,000), TEN News (673,000), The Project (637,000) and a rise for This Week Live (620,000) which won its timeslot. The show featured Rove as “an upgraded” Tommy Little guest host, although he was almost at risk of taking over the show in only its third week. The Simpsons was 388,000.
ABC News (940,000) led ABC1 then Qi (800,000), 7:30 (797,000) a repeat of Adam Hills Tonight (490,000), Wednesday Night Fever (398,000) and Restoration Man (327,000).
On SBS ONE it was Australia with Simon Reeve (366,000), Predators in Your Backyard (250,000), World News Australia (165,000) and The Killing (113,000).
The bunny bit into multichannels with Peter Rabbit at 335,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 52,000 / 33,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 7 August 2013