Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wins Wednesday
Ratings: New US action series pulls out 1.3m viewers and a win for Seven, but Nine still put in a strong showing.
The action series averaged 1.3m viewers across two episodes -interestingly Seven chose not to divide the ratings numbers into two episodes which would have netted a higher debut, something of a rarity these days.
Despite not running with its promised Hostages debut Nine still managed to finish strong for the night, and TEN even slipped in front of the ABC.
Seven Network share was 30.9%, then Nine 28.1%, TEN 18.5%, ABC 17.9%% and SBS 4.7%.
Also for Seven were Seven News (1.13m), Home and Away (941,000) Today Tonight (932,000), Million Dollar Minute (508,000) and Men at Work (487,000 / 339,000).
Nine News (1.2m) and A Current Affair (965,000) won their timeslots for Nine then Big Brother (818,000), Hot Seat (585,000) and a Harry Potter movie (558,000).
TEN Eyewitness News (591,000) was best for TEN then The Bachelor Australia (585,000), The Project (555,000), Wonderland (543,000). The Simpsons was 328,000 and This Week Live lifted on last week but still struggled at 285,000.
ABC News (985,000) won its timeslot for ABC1. Gruen Planet was 784,000, 7:30 was 757,000, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery was 576,000, Tractor Monkeys was 476,000 and Adam Hills: The Last Leg was 406,000.
On SBS ONE it was The Man Eating Tigers of Sumatra (224,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (211,000), World News Australia (189,000) and Prisoners of War (95,000).
ABC2’s Florrie’s Dragons topped multichannels with 315,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 60,000 / 39,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 2 October 2013