Easy Wednesday win for Seven

With apparently-lighter competition last night, Seven was dominant last night, sweeping almost every timeslot.

My Kitchen Rules topped the night at 1.08m viewers, streets ahead of Planet Earth II (650,000) and The Biggest Loser (453,000) -TEN’s revamped reality show saw no discernible lift in its second outing, while Nine’s Attenborough doco slipped on last week.

New true crime series Million Dollar Cold Case won its slot with a cool 644,000 viewers, around the same Murder Uncovered attracted in the same 9pm slot a week ago. Nine’s Murder Calls Australia, with a 20 minute head start, had to settle for 488,000 -also down on last week.

Both The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery rose on last week’s outing, while This is Us copped the brunt of TBL: Transformed.

A Current Affair waved the flag for Nine, as the sole primetime offering to win its timeslot.

Seven network won easily with 34.3% then Nine 26.1%, TEN 17.2%, ABC 16.3% and SBS 6.1%.

My Kitchen Rules (1.08m) was #1 for Seven then Seven News (976,000 / 958,000), Home and Away (713,000), Million Dollar Cold Case (644,000), The Chase (583,000 / 385,000) and Women Who Kill (361,000).

Nine News (904,000 / 890,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (767,000), Planet Earth II (650,000), Murder Calls Australia (488,000) and Hot Seat (485,000 / 279,000). Mafia Women was 245,000.

The Project (513,000 / 352,000) led for TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (485,000), The Biggest Loser: Transformed (453,000), This is Us (444,000) and Family Feud (354,000). Madam Secretary was 210,000.

ABC News (756,000), 7:30  (611,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (526,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (495,000), Walliams and Friend (313,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (247,000) made up ABC’s evening.

Over on SBS it was Digging for Britain’s Secrets (214,000), The Eighties (148,000 across 2 episodes) and SBS World News (137,000) .

Shaun the Sheep bleat out the multichannel competition with 191,000.

Sunrise: 287,000
Today:  268,000
ABC News Breakfast: 115,000 / 57,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 15 March 2017


  1. No MAFS and no I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here… and still MKR only just breaks the million. Where did all the MAFS and Celebrity viewers go. Only half were watching Planet Earth or TBL.

    • They had the night off. All 3 commercial networks are relying too heavily on their flagship reality show for the week. One show does not sustain prime time across the whole week.

    • jezza the first original one

      Sunny ..? if folk don’t like what the fta chs are providing, maybe most are streaming something they choose to watch at a time that is convenient for them. That is what will happen now

    • Welcome back Sully. Missed you yesterday when the results were a little different. But in your excitement about the Ch7 win, I think you have named the wrong 2 networks who need to “re-think” their line ups ?

      • Yes, my apologies, I meant “Channel 9 & Channel 10”.

        Lapse in concentration.

        Despite Married At First Sight’s return to success & much closer gap between Channel 7 and Channel 9, Channel 9 really only have this program at the moment. Hence why Seven have still dominated each survey week so far.

        With the AFL starting next Thursday for 2017, Seven will ‘default win’ every Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

        So the other networks, if they’re looking to win any weeks in a declining TV environment, better go back to the drawing board.

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