Block, Doctor Doctor give Nine a win.

Ratings: Another win for Nine, but TEN's Bachelor tops 2 younger demos.

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.

Today: 283,000
Sunrise: 281,000
News Breakfast: 101,000 / 55,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 16 August 2017

9 Responses

  1. Didn’t find ‘Handmaid’ all that compelling-the mechanics of the Gilead state don’t make much sense and the lack of aging of the central character as the story skips backwards and forwards is distracting to me. Moss is her usual reliable self as far as the acting goes though.

    1. I wasn’t that concerned about the detail of the workings of the theonomy or how it came to be established as I felt that it it helped to me to empathise with the handmaids, who also must be thinking “How did things change so quickly?”.

      Likewise, I don’t think that much time is meant to have elapsed between Offred meeting Luke and “now” – something like 5 or 6 years at the most. Easy to accept that someone hasn’t noticeably aged over that period.

      I found the first 2 or 3 eps a little slow in parts but recommend persevering as it picks up from e4.

  2. The Bachelor is great this year. Well if I want a certain type of party I now know of a party planner who can arrange it !!! There is so much drama going on that it is starting to resemble a series of UnReal. So glad that Jenny stepped back from supporting Leah in last nights car crash episode.

  3. I’m really enjoying this season of The Bachelor. Another very entertaining episode last night centred around Leah. Let’s hope Jen can last a bit longer to keep the drama right up there. Great casting 10, well done!

  4. We watched Doctor Doctor live only because it started 30 mins before Offspring. Watched Offspring on Tenplay before going to bed. Anyone who hasn’t seen Offspring yet and is planning on watching it later, have the tissues ready.

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