Gruen, Anh Do beat commercial networks in entertainment stakes
Ratings: Brush with Fame is an instant hit for ABC while The Bachelor tops the demos. Seven wins Wednesday.
ABC’s Gruen and Anh Do’s Brush with Fame managed to beat commercial competition last night, winning their slots as the most popular entertainment shows of the night.
Anh Do’s Brush with Fame (which also enjoyed a glowing review from Gogglebox) is an instant ABC hit, lifting from 806,000 last week to 841,000 last night.
TEN’s Bachelor led at 7:30pm, down slightly on last week, until Anh Do kicked in at 8pm but still topped the Demos.
Married at First Sight was second in its slot, down on Tuesday’s outing while Offspring slipped again for TEN. The excellent Durrells is just not firing in its timeslot for Seven either.
Seven News and ACA both won their slots. While Nine edged out Seven in primary channel shares, it was pipped by Seven’s multichannels. Just.
Seven network won with 26.7% ahead of Nine 26.5%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 18.3% and SBS 7.0%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.11m / 1.04m for Seven followed by Home and Away (752,000), Border Security (732,000), The Force (713,000), The Durrells (625,000), The Chase (581,000 / 405,000) and Movie: Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie (301,000).
Nine News (933,000 / 931,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (824,000), Married at First Sight (788,000), The Block (786,000) and Hot Seat (516,000). How the Rich Get Hitched was 323,000.
The Bachelor (821,000) was best for TEN. The Project drew 702,000 / 444,000, Offspring was 638,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 490,000 and NCIS: LA was 275,000.
Gruen (901,000) and Anh Do’s Brush with Fame (841,000) both won for ABC. 7:30 was 745,000, ABC News was 737,000, The Katering Show was 500,000, You Can’t Ask That was 373,000, Pointless was 219,000 and Soul Mates was just 171,000.
On SBS it was Great American Railway Journeys (317,000), a double 24 Hours in Emergency (234,000 / 206,000) and SBS World News (151,000).
Shaun the Sheep showed up multichannels with 262,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 98,000 / 62,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 31 August 2016