Gruen tops ABC’s night

Ratings: Gruen was the top entertainment show, while The Bachelor led the Demos. Seven wins Wednesday.


The return of Gruen shot straight to the top of the entertainment shows last night with 954,000 viewers -just shy of its 2015 return of 974,000. It was ABC’s biggest drawcard of the night.

The Bachelor won for TEN and topped the Demos, with Offspring second in its slot.

Seven News topped the night, with Home and Away its best in entertainment offerings.

Nine had a staggered Wednesday schedule, but managed a win at Breakfast with Today.

Seven network won the night with a 26.8% share then Nine 24.7%, TEN 22.5%, ABC 19.9% and SBS 6.1%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.09m /1.00m then Home and Away (723,000), The Force (684,000), Border Security (656,000),  The Chase (644,000 / 423,000), Criminal Minds (569,000) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (369,000).

Nine News (989,000 / 968,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (826,000), RBT (619,000) and Hot Seat (527,000). The Footy Show was 219,000 in 2 cities and Movie: The Italian Job was 181,000 in 3 cities.

The Bachelor (819,000) and Offspring (783,000) led TEN’s night. The Project was 683,000 / 458,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 508,000, Madam Secretary was 197,000.

Gruen (954,000) was best for ABC then ABC News (844,000), 7:30 (725,000), QI (630,000), The Katering Show (612,000), You Can’t Ask That (445,000), Antiques Roadshow (308,000), Soul Mates (271,000) and Would I Lie to You? (176,000).

On SBS it was The Somme with Tony Robinson (199,000), Roots (190,000) and SBS World News (125,000).

Shaun The Sheep showed up multichannels with 303,000.

Today: 303,000
Sunrise: 284,000
ABC News Breakfast: 100,000 / 46,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 3 August 2016


21 Responses

  1. What’s wrong with Ten? They just had the highest ratings they’ve bad in like 5 years with Masterchef for the last few months and how many shows did they launch off the back of it?


    Now they have the #1 drama
    On tv (offspring) and they are running US repeats off the back of it getting 185k


  2. The familiar Gruen / Bachelor battle is back. I will watch Bachelor, but it gets the flick as soon as Gruen starts (and you find out online / next ep who left). Loved Gruen as always. Only realised yesterday that Katering is repeated from what was on iView earlier.

    1. Roots has been an amazing experience, I have never had such an intense & emotionally charged experience before with anything I have watched. It is so hard to believe they are acting for most of it, the way the show makes you comfortable then tears you down again with brutal reality, I cannot rate this highly enough-brutal intense emotional, just brilliant

  3. Great night for ABC with Greun.

    For TEN to average 713k with Offspring to then drop off to 197k with a Madam Secretary repeat is shocking and has been for some time.

    These are 10:30pm or later kind of figures, Olympics or not this needs to be addressed to ensure they don’t fall into a heap post 9:30pm.

    1. Yes, now that’s what I forgot to say – they are still repeating Madam Secretary even with these dreadful numbers? What about NCIS: LA or even repeating an old Aussie drama of theirs and make it a drama night (Secrets & Lies, Party Tricks?). In fact more generally, is there an unwritten rule on not repeating newer Aussie dramas? Unless I am mistaken, the networks don’t seem to do it often…

    2. Agree that Madame Secretary is a bad choice. They need something light and probably comedic. Ideally some local chat type show – in the vein of HYBPA / The Panel. Or Googlebox repeats (if they were allowed). The problem is that either you like Madame Secretary (and have already watched) or don’t like and will simply switch off.

      Perhaps…. they’re hoping that they’ll get some exposure from the good lead-in, and hope to boost first-run ratings next season, but this seems unlikely.

          1. You’re looking at around 270k but then you have the added costs. Granted, it was during a shocking era when almost nothing was working. HYBPA? shows if you stick with things, they can work but it requires nerve. TEN is presumably hoping to pick up more MS fans for its return, without wearing the cost.

    3. Did not watch Gruen last night as I going to watch the extended version Gruen XL on ABC2 tonight at 8.30 pm. ABC has not promoted this well..me thinks they are after the ratings on the main channel.

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