Without them shows like When Love Comes to Town and CSI, propped up by Big Bang reruns (including 3 last night), are not hitting the mark. Even House Husbands returned to 842,000 this week, its second-lowest figure ever.
Thank goodness for the Nine News and ACA combo that is doing plenty of the heavy lifting on weeknights.
The news was worse for ABC1 with viewers turning off Spicks and Specks and Jonah from Tonga.
Meanwhile House Rules is giving Seven great numbers across the week, last night topping the rankings at 1.53m viewers.
Seven network share was 36.1% then Nine 25.8%, TEN 19.4%, ABC 13.5% and SBS 5.1%.
Following on from Seven’s renovation show were Seven News was 1.23m / 1.14m then Home and Away 1.01m, The Goldbergs (700,000), Million Dollar Minute (654,000). Movie: Bruce Almighty was 312,000.
Nine News (1.19m / 1.1m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (968,000), Big Bang (791,000 / 781,000 / 710,000), Hot Seat (685,000) and CSI (584,000).
MasterChef (847,000) and Offspring (804,000) drove TEN’s night then TEN Eyewitness News (668,000), The Project (590,000 / 417,000). The Good Wife was 381,000.
The ABC also had big problems last night with its comedy double. Following ABC News (753,000), 7:30 (592,000) and QI (473,000 / 381,000) were Spicks and Specks on just 308,000 and Jonah from Tonga‘s finale at a dismal 246,000.
Walking Through History (292,000) was more than double other SBS ONE shows SBS World News and One Born Every Minute -both 128,000. Death of a Pilgrim tanked at 68,000.
Ben and Holly did it again for ABC2 at 324,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 60,000 / 40,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 11 June 2014