ABC News 24 lifts as US election draws viewers
Ratings: ABC News 24 scores a 5.2% share in primetime. Doctor Doctor well ahead of The Wrong Girl.
Much of the afternoon TV scheduling, and into early evening, was thrown into disarray yesterday as the US Presidential election results took precedence. Unsurprisingly News reports dominated the night with Seven News on top with 1.18m / 1.07m viewers.
But after 7:30pm as normal programming began resuming ABC’s 7:30 won its slot with 779,000 viewers. Overall ABC News 24 saw a rise, enjoying a 5.2% share -and that’s just from 6pm.
By 8:30pm Doctor Doctor was back on top with 707,000 viewers, again leaving TEN’s Wrong Girl far behind on 444,000.
The return of Please Like Me managed third in its slot with 245,000, poignantly ahead of Madam Secretary which may now have a complicated future in the US.
Nine led in primary channels but Seven network won the night with 28.0% followed by Nine (27.2%), ABC (20.7%), TEN (16.8%) and SBS (7.4%).
Seven News was #1 with 1.18m / 1.07m for Seven then Home and Away (818,000), Highway Patrol (727,000), Beach Cops (668,000), The Chase (620,000 / 479,000), Surveillance Oz (547,000) and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (386,000).
Nine News (1.07m / 1.03m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (851,000), Doctor Doctor (707,000), RBT (594,000), Hot Seat (563,000).
ABC News (845,000), 7:30 (779,000), Hard Quiz (592,000), Upper Middle Bogan (484,000), Rosehaven (450,000) and The Drum (305,000) comprised ABC’s night. Please Like Me returned with 245,000.
The Project (533,000 / 411,000) led for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 507,000. Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics was 457,000 and The Wrong Girl was 444,000. Madam Secretary was 238,000.
On SBS it was Tutankhamun (217,000), India: Nature’s Wonderland (203,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (194,000) and SBS World News (153,000).
7TWO’s Doc Martin (240,000) topped multichannels.
Nine News special: 344,000 PM / 175,000
USA Votes (ABC News 24): 230,000 / 223,000 / 204,000
US Presidential Election (Seven): 217,000
USA Votes (ABC): 119,000
Studio 10 Election Coverage: 88,000
SBS World News special: 34,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 8 November 2016