Mad for Micallef return

Ratings: ABC comedy is off to a good start, while MasterChef dominates its slot. Seven wins Wednesday.


The return of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell pulled out 692,000 viewers last night, rising above the finale for The Weekly seven days earlier. Strictly speaking it’s not a timeslot win, if only because Reality shows wrapped around 8:45pm.

MasterChef won its slot with 965,000, well ahead of its competition with Big Bang appearing to suffer from inconsistent scheduling. ACA was particularly strong for Nine along with Today. Even SBS enjoyed a rise last night. But Seven News led the charge for a network win.

Seven network won with 29.1% then Nine 24.7%, TEN 21.6%, ABC 17.2% and SBS 7.3%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.07m / 1.01m for Seven then House Rules (786,000), Home and Away (778,000), The Chase (683,000 / 447,000) and Criminal Minds (558,000).

Nine News (1.06m / 1.02m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (971,000), The Big Bang Theory (764,000 / 619,000) and Hot Seat (602,000). The Footy Show was 228,000 in 3 cities and The Secret Life of the Zoo was just 198,000 in 3 cities.

MasterChef Australia won its slot with 965,000. The Project was 646,000 / 484,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 518,000, Long Lost Family was 464,000. The last ever episode of The Good Wife was 266,000.

ABC News led for ABC with 793,000 then Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (692,000), 7:30 (678,000), QI (535,000), The Legend of Gavin Tanner (370,000), Antiques Roadshow (312,000) and Would I Lie to You? (218,000).

On SBS 24 Hours in Emergency (294,000) and The Story of China (284,000) were ahead of SBS World News (155,000) and Bosch (151,000).

Lewis on 7TWO scored 274,000.

Today: 365,000
Sunrise: 312,000
ABC News Breakfast: 102,000 / 58,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 11 May 2016

15 Responses

  1. The Legend of Gavin Tanner was terrible. Lots of bogans shouting and not much humour. Is it compulsory for ABC comedies to have someone vomiting? Was that the selection criterion for getting a show greenlit? I hope the next three comedy pilots are better.

      1. Yes, was pretty average. Agree that it’s all been done before but so much better, in shows like Housos .
        Mandy McElhinney was really good as the hard as nails bogan matriarch though.
        Yes, Ronny Chieng still streets ahead of the rest so far.

  2. Cra,y us public with the top shows being news based. With all that’s out in terms of news delivery ie twiitter, Facebook, radio, print, online, etc are new service on TV is the highest rating.

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