Offspring finale will top TEN’s week
Ratings: Offspring's finale will end the week as TEN's best performer, but Seven's multichannels ensure it won the night.
The final scene with a family photo was a fitting end to the season -and potentially the series- even if our mood was ungraciously interrupted with a frantic Wonderland promo before any credits had even rolled. Timing, people….
The show didn’t manage to top the night, but it will surely be TEN’s best performer of the week at 992,000 viewers.
Elsewhere Seven’s multichannels did rather well, perhaps benefitting from alternatives to Reality, and Nine News had big wins in Sydney and Melbourne.
Seven network won the night with 30.7% then Nine 26.8%, TEN 22.0%, ABC 15.5% and SBS 5.0%.
Seven News (1.11m / 1.08m) led for Seven then Home and Away (908,000), The Force (882,000), Highway Patrol (865,000), Criminal Minds (720,000 / 598,000) and Million Dollar Minute (552,000).
Nine News (1.2m / 1.08m) was best for Nine then The Block (1.09m), ACA (901,000), Hot Seat (632,000), Big Bang (526,000 / 437,000). Movie: The Expendables was 270,000.
Behind Offspring (992,000), The Bachelor lifted to 712,000, The Project was 666,000 / 437,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 612,000. Movie: Water for Elephants was 241,000.
ABC News (794,000) topped ABC then 7:30 (631,000), QI (550,000 / 413,000), Head First (410,000) and For the Love of Cars (303,000).
Wild Arabia (208,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (189,000), SBS World News (125,000) and Borgen (122,000) rounded out SBS ONE.
7TWO’s Rosemary & Thyme (315,000) did well on multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 85,000 / 47,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 6 August 2014