ABC’s return to mid-week comedies helped the network to lift on its Wednesday performance with Utopia almost topping its night at 778,000 viewers.
There was plenty of love for the bureaucratic satire on social media as it upstaged TEN’s return of Wonderland in viewing numbers at 519,000.
But it was the Seven network that won the night with 30.5% then Nine 29.25, TEN 17.7%, ABC 17.5% and SBS 5.1%.
Seven News (1.08m / 987,000) led for Seven then Border Security (975,000), The Force (958,000), Home and Away (864,000), Criminal Minds (837,000 / 677,000) and Million Dollar Minute (515,000).
Nine News (1.17m / 1.07m) topped the night. Next for Nine were The Block (1.02m), ACA (987,000), Hot Seat (631,000). The Expendables 2 was 346,000. A second Block episode aired in 2 cities to 432,000.
The Project (705,000 / 514,000) had to cope with some technical issues early on, but managed to top TEN’s night. The Bachelor was 683,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 642,000. Wonderland returned to 519,000, well down on the much-loved Offspring.
ABC News (792,000) just pipped a strong Utopia (778,000) on ABC then 7:30 (683,000), QI (681,000 / 445,000), Reality Check (559,000) and the last Head First (388,000).
Wild Arabia (281,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (249,000), SBS World News (140,000) and Borgen (113,000) were best for SBS ONE.
Big Bang was best on multichannels at 319,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 91,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 13 August 2014