Multichannels help Seven catch Nine’s cricket

Ratings: While Nine wins the primary channels, Seven edges in front in network shares on Wednesday.

2014-11-06_0954With Nine beginning its cricket season there was some staggered scheduling last night. Not all of Nine’s titles played in all 5 cities, while Big Brother was housed on GO!

The cricket gave Nine the edge in primary channel shares but Seven’s strength in multichannels, including another big audience for A Touch of Frost, gave Seven the night in Total People. TEN was let down by its programming from 7:30pm onwards, beaten by ABC’s comedy line-up.

Seven network won with a 31.2% share then Nine 30.2%, ABC 17.4%, TEN 16.2% and SBS 5.0%.

Seven News (1.04m / 986,000) led the night for Seven then Border Security (905,000), Home and Away (885,000), Criminal Minds (722,000 / 565,000) and Million Dollar Minute (546,000). Grimm was 183,000.

The first half of Nine News was 1.03m but the second half hour aired in 3 cities due to cricket at 685,000. The first Twenty / 20 match was 746,000 in 4 cities. ACA was 520,000 in 3 cities and Hot Seat ranked 502,000. Movie: Rush Hour 2 was 233,000.

ABC News (755,000) topped ABC then Mad as Hell (731,000), 7:30 (709,000), Media Circus (638,000), Home Delivery (435,000), Black Comedy (347,000) and QI (341,000).

The Project was 584,000 / 462,000 for TEN followed by TEN Eyewitness News (527,000) and Wonderland (452,000). The Millers was 334,000 / 332,000 and The Good Wife was 246,000.

On SBS ONE it was Wildest Islands (206,000), Bushfires: Inside the Inferno (200,000), SBS World News (119,000) and Fargo (66,000).

7TWO’s A Touch of Frost again pulled a big crowd of 365,000. On GO! Big Brother was 301,000.

Sunrise: 360,000
Today: 299,000
ABC News Breakfast: 61,000 / 46,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 5 November 2014

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