OzTAM numbers were delivered late today, but they still paint an interesting picture of viewing habits last night.
Nine’s coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup helped put it back on a competitive field with Seven
GEM scored a huge 10.9% share with the match as high as 357,000 viewers. That helped make up for some disappointing numbers on Nine -but in all likelihood some viewers arguably moved from Nine to GEM anyway.
Elsewhere it was neck and neck in Breakfast Television.
Seven network still won the night with a share of 33.1% then Nine 30.1%, ABC 15.6%, TEN 14,8% and SBS 5.6%.
My Kitchen Rules (1.51m) again topped the night for Seven then Seven News (889,000 / 856,000), Winter (804,000), Home and Away (803,000), Criminal Minds (441,000) and Million Dollar Minute (414,000).
Nine was concerningly under the 900,000 mark all night with Nine News (867,000 / 860,000), A Current Affair (714,000), The Block (609,000), Hot Seat (488,000) and Forever (460,000 ). Movie: Sliding Doors was 210,000.
ABC News (763,000) was best on ABC then Mad as Hell (606,000), 7:30 (561,000), QI (543,000), Judith Lucy is All Woman (444,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (346,000).
The Project was 481,000 / 370,000 on TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (467,000) and Wonderland (373,000). The Good Wife was 262,000.
Walking Through History (307,000) topped SBS ONE then The Missing Evidence (283,000), SBS World News (134,000) and Witnesses (111,000).
Customs on GEM pulled a whopping 470,000 viewers thanks to the ICC Cricket World Cup.
ABC News Breakfast: 96,000 / 52,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 4 March 2015