Its primetime schedule on Wednesday fell apart after 8:30 with Wonderland on just 420,000 viewers and This Week Live on just 194,000. On those kind of Total People numbers both shows should be immediately moved if not axed altogether.
The best TEN could manage was 612,000 for The Bachelor Australia.
A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight, “Of course we are disappointed with last night’s numbers. Both Wonderland and This Week Live are great shows and we have faith in their potential.
“Last night Wonderland was clearly affected by the finale of Winners & Losers. But the crude overnight audience numbers disguise some solid results for the show.”
In the demos Wonderland is hanging on. It was third in its timeslot for 18-49 year olds and second for 16-39s. But no such joy for This Week Live.
TEN points out that the raw numbers improve with catch-up and consolidated figures -as most dramas do.
But looking across the board at local shows including Wanted, A League of Their Own, Recipe to Riches and Revealed it’s hard to find positive news for TEN right now.
Seven network won the night with a share of 31.4% then Nine 27.7%, ABC 19.1%, TEN 16.4% and SBS 5.5%.
Seven News (1.02m) was best for Seven then Winners and Losers (1.02m), Today Tonight (882,000), Home and Away (868,000), Slideshow (814,000), The Man with the Biggest Testicles (805,000) and Million Dollar Minute (528,000).
Nine News topped the night with 1.04m for Nine then A Current Affair (1.02m), Big Brother (818,000 / 723,000), Arrow (621,000 / 586,000), and Hot Seat (613,000).
ABC News (967,000) won its timeslot for ABC1 then Gruen Planet (908,000), 7:30 (734,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (613,000), Tractor Monkeys (574,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (428,000).
At TEN it was bad news. The Bachelor Australia was 612,000, then The Project (540,000), TEN Eyewitness News (509,000), Wonderland (420,000). Next was The Bold and the Beautiful (399,000), The Simpsons (300,000). This Week Live was just 194,000 -with numbers trailing even Judge Judy.
On SBS ONE it was Miniature Britain (263,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (201,000), World News Australia (164,000) and The Killing (145,000).
Neighbours was best on multichannels at 307,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 59,000 / 40,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 25 September 2013