Sunrise‘s much-publicised Bieber Island event must have been too much Justin for many viewers who chose Today instead.
Nine’s breakfast show drew 339,000 viewers over Seven’s 306,000 -Bieber only delivered an extra 11,000 over last Wednesday’s show, but admittedly a pile of free publicity.
In primetime Seven had other problems. Heroes Reborn has failed to take off with just 444,000 / 372,000 for two episodes. That will likely see Seven move it to a later start, but potentially open up a slot for Blindspot. There was better news with Seven News winning the night.
Many viewers again spent the evening with The Bachelorette, the top-rating entertainment show of the night, before switching to Gruen and Utopia.
With Seven challenged, Nine managed to slip ahead as winners, despite ACA being their only primetime winner.
Nine network won with 25.6% then Seven 24.8%, TEN 23.7%, ABC 19.3% and SBS 6.5%.
Seven News (1.1m / 1.01m) topped the night for Seven then Home and Away (725,000), Caught on Dashcam (648,000), The Chase (581,000 / 420,000) and Heroes Reborn (444,000 / 372,000).
Nine News (1.02m / 1.1m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (954,000), The Block (776,000), Celebrity Apprentice (593,000) and Hot Seat (589,000). A Global Citizen Festival special was 156,000.
The Bachelorette (992,000) was a winner for TEN. The Project was 679,000 / 458,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 532,000 and movie: The Heat was 520,000.
Gruen (917,000) and Utopia (866,000) both did great business for ABC followed by ABC News (815,000), 7:30 (721,000), How Not to Behave (476,000), Would I Lie to You? (439,000) and Antiques Roadshow (322,000).
On SBS Great Continental Railway Journeys was 372,000 then 24 Hours in Police Custody (180,000) and SBS World News (145,000).
7TWO’s Rosemary and Thyme (250,000) topped multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 69,000 / 53,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 30 September 2015