The return of Doctor Doctor won its timeslot for Nine last night at 758,000 viewers, just 1,000 viewers shy of its Season 1 debut last year.
Nine enjoyed another winning streak last night from 6pm to 9:30pm, screening Nine News, ACA and The Block.
The Bachelor was second in its slot at 736,000, down slightly on last week, but beating Nine’s reno show in two younger demos. The Force / Border Security took third, improving on Seven’s cooking show this week.
Mad As Hell was close behind Doctor Doctor as ABC’s top show of the night, with Utopia next in play. Offspring didn’t screen until 9pm.
Seven’s Chase and a second episode of Criminal Minds won slots while acclaimed drama The Handmaid’s Tale had a soft start in a very late slot.
Nine network won Wednesday with 28.9% then Seven 25.2%, TEN 21.1%, ABC 18.0% and SBS 6.8%.
Nine News was #1 with 1.07m / 1.04m for Nine then The Block (998,000), A Current Affair (882,000), Doctor Doctor (758,000), Hot Seat (538,000 / 294,000) and Don’t Tell the Doctor (306,000).
Seven News (1.02m / 946,000) was best for Seven followed by Home and Away (681,000), The Force (664,000), Border Security (649,000), The Chase (587,000 / 372,000) and Criminal Minds (441,000 / 345,000).
The Bachelor (736,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (584,000 / 374,000), Offspring (556,000), TEN Eyewitness News (453,000), and Family Feud (327,000). NCIS: Los Angeles was 202,000.
Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (732,000), ABC News (714,000), Utopia (684,000), 7:30 (615,000), Hard Quiz (598,000) and Growing Up Gracefully (276,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Inside Westminster (218,000), SBS World News (162,000), Hijacked (158,000), River Cottage Australia (124,000) and The Good Fight (124,000). The Handmaid’s Tale was 116,000.
On multichannels Shaun the Sheep ruled once more with 256,000.
News Breakfast: 101,000 / 55,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 16 August 2017