Life on the Dole kills off Nine’s shot at Wednesday
Ratings: Nine's filler doco at 8:30 sinks to fourth, which was all the room Seven needed to win the night.
After winning in news and scoring well with a new Big Bang Theory, Nine lost any chance of winning Wednesday by playing UK documentary Life on the Dole -it landed in fourth place on just 452,000 viewers.
Seven won the slot with Criminal Minds narrowly ahead of The Weekly and Madam Secretary and saw House Rules lift with no Reno Rumble competition.
Seven network won Wednesday with 29.0% then Nine 24.5%, TEN 22.5%, ABC 18.2% and SBS 5.8%.
Seven News (1.01m / 998,000) led for Seven then House Rules (924,000), Home and Away (806,000) and Criminal Minds (678,000 / 503,000) and Million Dollar Minute (510,000). Agents of SHIELD was 171,000.
Nine News (1.19m / 1.07m) topped the night for Nine. The Big Bang Theory followed (997,000 / 810,000) then A Current Affair (964,000), Hot Seat (703,000) and Life on the Dole on just 452,000. The Movie: Killers was even lower at 245,000.
MasterChef Australia (1.05m) won its slot for TEN. The Project was 721,000 / 543,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 642,000, Madam Secretary was 624,000 and Elementary was 270,000.
ABC News (876,000) was second in its slot for ABC. Next were 7:30 (747,000), The Weekly (643,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (585,000), QI (557,000), Would I Lie to You? (416,000), Antiques Roadshow (386,000) and The Best of Fresh Blood (244,000).
On SBS ONE it was The Vikings (278,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (257,000), SBS World News (149,000) and The Legacy (107,000).
ABC2’s Curious George (289,000) topped multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 95,000 / 42,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 10 June 2015