Viewers switch off Hostages (or just a coding error?)
Ratings: A coding error for two Hostages episodes impacts on its numbers. But Seven wins Wednesday.
Last night the show pulled just 280,000 -an unacceptable number for a first-run 8:30 show. For the last two weeks the show has rated lower than CSI which follows it at 9:30pm. Nine is continuing the show into summer, but don’t be surprised if CSI gets an upgrade to 8:30 as a result.
UPDATE: Seems a coding error may have been at fault. Nine advises the show pulled 493,000 with 280,000 as the average across a first-run and daytime repeat.
In the countdown to Saturday’s end of survey, Seven won Wednesday night.
Seven network was 31.8% then Nine 27.0%, ABC 19.3%, TEN 16.5% and SBS 5.4%.
Home and Away (1.15m) topped the night for Seven then Seven News (1.08m), Today Tonight (1.00m), Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (628,000), and Million Dollar Minute (505,000). Surveillance Oz was 368,000.
Nine News was 1.06m for Nine but everything else fell under 800,000. A Current Affair was 777,000, RBT was 719,000, Hot Seat was 528,000, CSI was 422,000, The Big Bang Theory was 413,000 (4 cities). Hostages was a turn-off at a mere 280,000.
ABC News (813,000) led ABC1 then 7:30 (688,000), Qi (626,000), the final Ja’mie: Private School Girl (623,000), Would I Lie to You? (503,000), and Shock Horror Aunty (415,000).
TEN Eyewitness News (604,000) was best for TEN then The Project (471,000). Yet another Mean Girls repeat was 371,000 and The Simpsons was 352,000.
On SBS ONE it was Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero (263,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (224,000), World News Australia (158,000) and Borgen (97,000).
Big Bang was best on multichannels at 339,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 61,000 / 41,000
Wake Up: 37,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 27 November 2013