Media Circus tops ABC but Seven wins Wednesday
Ratings: Another night under the magic million but ABC will be encouraged by the first numbers for Media Circus.
The show was an informal but somewhat uneven look at news events asking its 6 participants whether extreme quotes on the evils of terrorism had been uttered by the PM or Hollywood movie characters. ABC will be buoyed by the results which outranked all their other shows and aided those that followed.
However Wednesday proved to be another night where nobody could crack the magic million suggesting viewers are not especially enticed by what’s on offer.
Seven Network won the night with 31.9% then Nine 27.%, ABC 19.2%, TEN 17.0% and SBS 4.9%.
Seven News (984,000 / 947,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (889,000), The Force (811,000), Criminal Minds (757,000 / 571,000) and Million Dollar Minute (495,000).
Nine News (988,000 / 947,000) topped Nine’s night then ACA (921,000) and the network did very well with a 5 year old series of David Attenborough: Life (855,000). Big Brother dropped again, down to 560,000, while Hot Seat was 529,000. The numbers indicate Nine made the right call not to move BB to an earlier timeslot given the show’s current following.
Following Media Circus (817,000) for ABC were ABC News (772,000), Mad as Hell (729,000), 7:30 (684,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (603,000), Would I Lie to You? (407,000) and QI (395,000).
TEN Eyewitness News (577,000) was best for TEN. The Project was 552,000 / 440,000, Wonderland was 458,000 but The Millers at 372,000 / 321,000 ranked lower than The Bold & The Beautiful (382,000). The Good Wife was overlooked at just 239,000.
I Bought My Own Rainforest (214,000) topped SBS ONE followed by Wildest Islands (177,000), SBS World News (113,000) and Salamander (81,000).
A Touch of Frost on 7TWO ruled multichannels on 326,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 90,000 / 43,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 15 October 2014