Seven’s game show pulled 811,000 on Monday but it’s now at 550,000. Nine’s game show was 674,000 on Monday and last night pulled 599,000. TV execs are more than familiar with the “J curve” trend of show’s launching big, then immediately falling away before staging and inch by inch comeback, and that’s what they will be hoping for here. Of course, strictly speaking TEN Eyewitness News won the 5-6 hour with 638,000.
Meanwhile The Bachelor‘s move from Sunday to Wednesday was wise, lifting from 576,000 to 656,000 and proving more competitive. Significantly, it even topped the 16-39 demos and was second in 18-49. Not so fortunate was This Week Live. At just 259,000 it’s now lower than their afternoon numbers for The Bold and The Beautiful and Judge Judy.
Seven Network won the night with a share of 28.2% then Nine 27.2%, ABC 21.3%, TEN 18.7% and SBS 4.6%.
Seven News topped the night with 1.16m for Seven then Today Tonight (936,000), Home and Away (876,000), SlideShow (765,000), Just for Laughs (591,000), Million Dollar Minute (550,000) and Deal or No Deal (276,000).
Nine News (1.16m) was best for Nine followed by A Current Affair (913,000), Big Brother (819,000 / 763,000), Arrow (618,000 / 473,000), and Hot Seat (599,000).
Gruen Planet (988,000) and ABC News (914,000) both won their timeslots for ABC1. 7:30 was 799,000, Qi was 788,000, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery was 699,000 and Adam Hills: The Last Leg was 409,000.
The Bachelor (656,000) was best for TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (638,000), Wonderland (637,000), The Project (588,000). The Simpsons was 352,000 but This Week Live slumped to just 259,000.
SBS ONE has a tough night with Charlie Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers (172,000), World News Australia (165,000), Edwardian Insects on Film (161,000) and The Killing (106,000).
ABC2’s Fireman Sam (336,000) led multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 63,000 / 41,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 18 September 2013