It’s OzTAM rating was just 182,000, unable to hold its lead-in of 198,000 for Wild France. More concerning for the broadcaster is SBS World News: what can it do to fix a 6:30pm bulletin rating just 97,000 viewers?
TEN’s The Bachelor was also trending -and at the time of publication still is. At least its popularity was better reflected in the ratings. At 863,000 it pulled the best numbers all season, and appears to be reflecting its 2013 season of surging upwards the more it continues.
But the night belonged to Nine -just- for the fourth time this week.
At a 30.8% share Nine network just pipped Seven on 30.7% then TEN 19.3%, ABC 15.2% and SBS 4.1%.
The Block topped the night for Nine at 1.15m viewers (a second ep in 2 cities was 499,000) then Nine News (1.14m / 1.09m), A Current Affair (992,000), and Hot Seat (632,000). Movie: Magic Mike: 249,000. In three cities The Big Bang Theory was 357,000 / 289,000.
Seven News (1.05m / 1.03m) was best for Seven then The Force (944,000), Border Security (909,000), Home and Away (871,000), Criminal Minds (770,000 / 559,000) and Million Dollar Minute (553,000).
The Bachelor is on the rise at TEN with 863,000 its best audience of the season. The Project was 679,000 / 484,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 618,000 and Wonderland lifted by 35,000 to 536,000. The audience has long abandoned Extant at just 187,000.
ABC News (759,000) topped ABC then 7:30 (592,000), Utopia (566,000), QI (417,000), Reality Check (411,000). A Head First replay was 227,000.
Wild France (198,000) was best for SBS ONE then Living with the Enemy (182,000), Borgen (116,000) and SBS World News on just 97,000.
A Touch of Frost on 7TWO (317,000) pipped Neighbours on 304,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 70,000 / 45,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 3 September 2014