The Chaser tops timeslot, Nine wins Wednesday.

Ratings: The Chaser, Mad as Hell, MasterChef, The Hunt & Seven News all smiling on Wednesday.


The debut by The Chaser’s Election Desk was a winner for ABC, scoring 783,000 and enough to top its timeslot. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell also benefitted, with 726,000 as a season high.

Meanwhile MasterChef was again strong for TEN, although notably The Hunt did well in a 4 city playout for Nine. Highway Patrol trailed the competition. Seven had better news with Seven News and Home and Away.

Nine network won with 26.% then Seven 25.8%, TEN 22.5%, ABC 18.2% and SBS 6.9%.

Nine News was best for Nine with 1.03m / 1.01m followed by A Current Affair (923,000), David Attenborough’s The Hunt (715,000 in 4 cities) and Hot Seat (575,000). The Footy Show was 202,000 in 2 cities, and Movie: Casino Royale was 190,000 in 3 cities. Matt and Kim to the Rescue in Perth averaged 92,000.

Seven News was #1 with 1.13m / 1.11m for Seven then Home and Away (781,000), The Chase (656,000 / 399,000), Highway Patrol (594,000) and Criminal Minds (530,000 / 425,000). Blindspot was 146,000.

MasterChef won its slot with 1.05m for TEN. The Project drew (656,000 / 496,000), Shark Tank was 625,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 533,000. Hawaii Five-0 was 225,000.

ABC News (808,000), The Chaser’s Election Desk (783,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (726,000), 7:30 (563,000), QI (505,000) and Would I Lie to You? (479,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (249,000), Armada: 12 Days to Save England (213,000), SBS World News (162,000) and Bosch (159,000).

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom ruled multichannels with 275,000.

Today: 344,000
Sunrise: 330,000
ABC News Breakfast: 99,000 / 48,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 8 June 2016

5 Responses

  1. I watched Chaser last night and liked it although it felt weird having other people on the desk regularly chiming in, Instead of the core group we usually see. I assume some of them are from The Checkout which I don’t watch.

    I watched Mad As Hell and found it rather tedious, Micallef’s humour is not for mei. I also watched some random vlogging BBC documentary on ABC2. Surprised to find some of them make $4 million a year just for putting vlogs on youtube

  2. Enjoyed The Chaser, they certainly do have the longest d**k. Mad As Hell was good too. “Too Cleverman By Half” said what a lot of people thought about it altho’ I’ll be watching again tonight.

    That’s my biggest night of Aus broadcast TV done for this week. All 2½ hours of it (3 if I count news in the background).

  3. Hadn’t watched the project in a while but I watched parts of it last night and thought it was good. I couldn’t believe that 1800 respect story. I’m no expert but it seems pretty obvious and logical that if a person has suffered and is distressed and calls for help they don’t want to have to be transferred, repeat themselves and have to build a rapport with someone else. Why add to their suffering?

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