TEN’s new drama got off to a good start last night with Wonderland pulling 948,000 second in its timeslot. Ironically it was only beaten by Gruen Nation‘s 1.05m featuring TEN exec Russel Howcroft (he was on record as saying he wanted Wonderland to win).
Wonderland also topped the demos last night.
But the night was won by Nine with the Ashes netting an 8.3% share on GEM, despite Seven coming first in primary channels.
Nine was 28.8% then Seven 26.6%, ABC 20.5%, TEN 19.6% and SBS 4.5%.
Nine News topped the night with 1.21m viewers followed by A Current Affair (976,000), Big Brother (791,000 / 725,000), Hot Seat (623,000), Arrow (570,000) and Embarrassing Bodies (405,000 -includes 187,000 for Footy Classified ep late change in Melbourne).
Seven News (1.18m) was best for Seven then Today Tonight (933,000), SlideShow (932,000), Home and Away (881,000), Criminal Minds (627,000 / 558,000) and Deal or No Deal (552,000).
Following Gruen‘s excellent 1.05m for ABC1 was ABC News (806,000), Qi (781,000), The Hamster Decides (774,000), 7:30 (732,000), and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (448,000).
Following Wonderland for TEN was MasterChef (807,000), TEN News (635,000), The Project (593,000). This Week Live was 431,000 and The Simpsons was 352,000.
On SBS ONE it was Expedition Wolf (217,000), Charlie Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers (194,000), World News Australia (190,000), Classical Destinations (125,000) and The Killing (89,000).
Ashes on GEM was 414,000 / 292,000
ABC News Breakfast: 61,000 / 33,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 21 August 2013