ABC News Breakfast is on the rise
Ratings: Forget about primetime battles, things are heating up in breakfast TV as ABC News Breakfast rates 137,000.
The show pulled 91,000 on ABC1 and another 46,000 on ABC News 24 -a combined average of 137,000. On Monday it was 113,000. Their best ever was 166,000 in April.
By comparison TEN’s former Breakfast show averaged around 50,000 on a good day and 30,000 on an average day. This makes the benchmark for the upcoming Wake Up high indeed -although notably it will air from 6:30-8:30 which will make direct comparisons tricky. It launches on the same day ABC News Breakfast celebrates its 5th birthday
Meanwhile Sunrise still won the slot with 345,000 while Today was 307,000.
Nine won with 29.4% then Seven 28.8%, ABC 19.1%, TEN 18.1% and SBS ONE 4.6%.
Nine News topped the night with 1.06m viewers for Nine then A Current Affair (916,000), Big Brother (853,000), Hostages (650,000), Hot Seat (565,000) and CSI (503.000 / 316,000).
Seven News (1.03m) led Seven then Today Tonight (904,000), Agents of SHIELD (889,000), Home and Away (851,000), SlideShow (729,000), Million Dollar Minute (478,000) and Highway Patrol (454,000). The Mole was 210,000.
Gruen Planet won its timeslot at 909,000 for ABC1. ABC News followed at 836,000 then 7:30 (777,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (726,000), Tractor Monkeys (580,000) and Would I Lie to You? (445,000).
The Bachelor was best for TEN at 614,000 followed by TEN Eyewitness News (611,000), The Project (548,000), and Wonderland (507,000). The Simpsons was 342,000 but the final This Week Live was just 234,000 which will make a renewal very challenging for TEN.
Monster Jellyfish (258,000) topped SBS ONE then 24 Hours in Emergency (195,000), World News Australia (169,000), Pagans and Pilgrims (59,000) and Prisoners of War (46,000).
Big Bang led multichannels with 349,000 / 347,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 16 October 2013