In part that’s probably due to Nine running another staggered schedule due to NRL commitments tonight.
There were improvements for ABC shows Utopia and Reality Check, but 7:30 is down with Chris Uhlmann in the host chair. TEN can take some comfort from The Bachelor but Wonderland has problems that are more deeply entrenched than housemates arguing over their next hook up.
Seven network won with 31.1% then Nine 28.7%, TEN 19.5%, ABC 15.9% and SBS 4.7%.
Seven News was 1.08m / 1.07m for Seven then Home and Away (881,000), The Force (875,000), Border Security (860,000), Criminal Minds (726,000 / 608,000) and Million Dollar Minute (541,000).
Nine News (1.11m / 1.07m) was best for Nine and The Block was 1.07m (a second episode aired in 2 cities at 450,000), then A Current Affair (1.01m) and Hot Seat (603,000). The movie Life as We Know It was 272,000.
The Bachelor has improved to 718,000 for TEN and The Project was 659,000 / 528,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 615,000 but Wonderland was outside the Top 20 in only its third week at 501,000. Two Extant episodes bombed at a dire 189,000 / 156,000.
ABC News (778,000) was best for ABC. Utopia (663,000) gained on week two, then 7:30 (592,000), QI (543,000 / 407,000), Reality Check also improved in its third week at 427,000. A Head First replay was 249,000.
Wild France debuted to 246,000 for SBS ONE then 24 Hours in Emergency (220,000), SBS World News (146,000) and Borgen (123,000).
GO!’s Big Bang Theory (334,000 / 325,000) bested multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 80,000 / 41,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 27 August 2014