Comedy beats Drama on Wednesday
Ratings: Mad as Hell & Utopia outrank Doctor Doctor & Offspring. Nine wins Wednesday.
ABC comedies Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell and Utopia outranked Nine’s Doctor Doctor and TEN’s Offspring last night.
Mad as Hell won its slot with 723,000 viewers and Utopia on 702,000, the latter increasing on last week. The two dramas, which hit screens around 8:40pm saw a drop for Nine but a lift for TEN, when compared to a week earlier.
The Block was up at 1.03m viewers, also topping 2 x demos, while The Bachelor lifted on last week too. Seven’s factuals managed third in their slot with Border Security lifting.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase all won their slots.
Nine won Wednesday with 27.9% then Seven 26.2%, TEN 20.05, ABC 18.4% and SBS 7.5%.
The Block was #1 for Nine with 1.03m then Nine News (945,000 / 936,000), A Current Affair (789,000), Doctor Doctor (690,000) and Hot Seat (487,000 / 284,000). Embarrassing Bodies Revisits was 209,000.
Seven News (1.01m / 961,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (685,000), Border Security (668,000), The Force (628,000), The Chase (600,000 / 411,000), Criminal Minds (442,000 / 329,000).
The Bachelor (749,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (628,000 / 372,000), Offspring (568,000), Family Feud (334,000). NCIS: LA was 227,000.
ABC News (733,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (723,000), Utopia (702,000), Hard Quiz (631,000), 7:30 (609,000) and Growing Up Gracefully (308,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Ireland with Simon Reeve (230,000), Inside The Old Bailey (228,000), The Good Fight (188,000), SBS World News (146,000). The Handmaid’s Tale was 117,000.
On multichannels, Shaun the Sheep grew to 277,000.
News Breakfast: 117,000 /
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 23 August 2017.