The power of Gruen

Ratings: Viewers push away from the big guns, last night choosing ABC at 8:30 and TEN at 7:30.


Gruen is back.

After a 2 year absence viewers voted in droves for the show’s return. At 974,000 viewers it was the top-rated entertainment show outside of News programmes on Wednesday, including trending on social media. The show delivered plenty of laughs and disagreement between ad gurus Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson.

The show also helped Utopia to its best figures so far this season, also winning its timeslot.

Last night viewers gave ABC and TEN their stamp of approval in 7:30 and 8:30 slots, with The Bachelor winning its timeslot at 920,000 viewers. It also topped the demos for TEN.

Elsewhere last night Seven News had a win over Nine News -it’s been a while since that’s happened on a weeknight.

Seven network won the night with 27.3% then Nine 24.8%, ABC 20.8%, TEN 20.7% and SBS 6.3%.

Seven News (1.01m / 960,000) topped the night for Seven then The Force (823,000), Border Security (799,000), Home and Away (766,000), World’s Most Extreme (496,000) and Million Dollar Minute (487,000). Britain’s Busiest Airport: Heathrow was 290,000.

Nine News was 934,000 / 984,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (944,000), The Block (748,000), Hot Seat (549,000) and Life Story (472,000).  The Mysteries of Laura was just 190,000.

Gruen (974,000) shot to the top of ABC followed by ABC News (885,000), Utopia (845,000), 7:30 (664,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (531,000) but How Not to Behave (490,000) is still lacking.

The Bachelor (920,000) remained strong for TEN. The Project was 638,000 / 432,000, TEN Eyewitness News (541,000), and Madam Secretary (428,000 / 320,000).

On SBS it was Treasures of Ancient Greece (236,000), 24 Hours in Police Custody (177,000), SBS World News (143,000) and Bosch (135,000).

7TWO’s Inspector Morse (269,000) was best on multichannels.

Sunrise: 350,000
Today: 282,000
ABC News Breakfast: 95,000 / 46,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 9 September 2015

18 Responses

  1. Watched the block last night, for the fist time in years – wasn’t as bad from what I’ve seen this season. Life story was a cracker – I love them animals doing their thing 🙂 always astounds me learning new things about animals and ya know you’re in for a treat when ya hear David’s voice!

  2. Don’t mind the Block being on in the background while I’m doing something but certainly can’t sit there and watch it with full attention. Had it on late last night while working on computer – last season I didn’t watch at all – this one is ok so far…

      1. Oh yes. That was the U.S time. Well 9.30 on a Thursday. It’s practically comedy primetime.
        Seriously Catastrophe is a great show and deserves much better ratings. Odd they didn’t put it on a Wednesday instead of a British panel show. Or even after Media circus at 9.

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