Gruen Planet was the only entertainment show over the magic million, pulling 1.02m viewers and winning its timeslot.
7:30 -which is enjoying excellent figures this week- even won its timeslot, as did ABC News and the final episode of The Hamster Decides.
This suggests viewers are uninspired with alternative and lightweight choices and are flocking to shows that leave them with something to think about.
Nevertheless, Seven won the night with a network share of 29.7% then Nine 25.8%, ABC 21.2%, TEN 18.4% and SBS 5.0%.
Seven News was 1.15m for Seven then Today Tonight (965,000), Home and Away (889,000), SlideShow (868,000), Malcolm Naden: Australia’s Most Hunted (709,000), Highway Patrol (478,000) and Deal or No Deal (446,000).
Nine News (1.19m) topped the night for Nine then A Current Affair (977,000), Big Brother (805,000 / 800,000), Hot Seat (635,000) and Arrow (619,000 / 449,000).
Gruen Planet (1.02m) was best for ABC1 then 7:30 (942,000), ABC News (898,000), Qi (840,000), The Hamster Decides (803,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (429,000).
Wonderland (607,000) led TEN followed by The Project (606,000), TEN News (597,000 ), Modern Family (490,000 / 480,000). The Simpsons was 367,000 but This Week Live was just 282,000.
Charlie Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers (205,000) topped SBS ONE followed by World News Australia (174,000), Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction (172,000) and The Killing (131,000).
Neighbours was best on multichannels with 295,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 70,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 11 September 2013.