Gruen lifted to 1.18m viewers, as the top entertainment show for the night. Annabel Crabb’s dinner with Tony Abbott score 921,000 and The Hamster Decides was 913,000.
It wasn’t enough for ABC to lift from third place but it was impressive nonetheless.
Seven network won the night with a share of 28.6% then Nine 26.0%, ABC 22.8%, TEN 18.0% and SBS 4.6%.
Seven News (1.18m) was best for Seven then Today Tonight (1.04m), Home and Away (943,000), SlideShow (830,000), Criminal Minds (727,000 / 510,000) and Deal or No Deal (482,000).
Nine News (1.26m) topped the night for Nine followed by A Current Affair (1.09m), Big Brother (807,000 / 772,000), Hot Seat (642,000) and Arrow (525,000).
ABC’s other showings were ABC News (911,000), 7:30 (899,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (462,000).
Wonderland (688,000) did well in the demos for TEN. TEN News was 634,000, The Project was 580,000, Modern Family was 493,000 / 452,000, The Simpsons was 392,000. This Week Live was 303,000.
Charlie Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers (215,000) topped SBS ONE followed by Martin Clunes: The Lemurs of Madagascar (202,000), World News Australia (194,000) and The Killing (110,000).
The Big Bang Theory (370,000 / 354,000) led multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 60,000 / 40,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 4 September 2013