A nervous Seven saw Cannonball land with a bellyflop at 9:01 this morning with evidence that just 513,000 viewers tuned in for its water hijinks -fourth in its slot.
That pales in comparison to a Celebrity Splash launch of 1.31m several years ago for execs with long memories…
It was walloped by The Block on its best Wednesday numbers so far of 1.14m and a buoyant Bachelorette at 901,000 -it also topped the demos. But at least Cannonball debuted better then The Last Resort and The Biggest Loser: Transformed? Time to hit the showers for some towel whipping and horseplay.
From 8:30pm, overruns notwithstanding, Gruen hit the ground running with 793,000 viewers, up on last week. Doctor Doctor was also up, not far behind on 749,000.
Nine News, ACA & The Chase all won slots again.
Nine network won Wednesday with 30.6% then Seven 25.9%, TEN 18.8%, ABC 16.7% and 7.9%.
The Block (1.14m) was #1 for Nine then Nine News (925,000 / 904,000), A Current Affair (782,000), Doctor Doctor (749,000), Hot Seat (468,000 / 301,000) and Embarrassing Bodies (283,000).
Seven News (921,000 / 920,000) led for Seven followed by Home and Away (716,000), The Chase (551,000 / 351,000), Cannonball (513,000) and Criminal Minds (358,000). Talking Footy was 230,000 in 3 cities.
The Bachelorette (901,000) was strong for TEN then The Project (571,000 / 338,000), TEN Eyewitness News (420,000) and Family Feud (333,000). Movie: Aloha was 234,000.
Gruen (793,000) won its slot for ABC followed by ABC News (704,000), Hard Quiz (567,000), 7:30 (563,000), Get Krack!n (379,000), Grand Designs (199,000) and The Edge of the Bush (164,000).
On SBS it was Railways that Build Britain (270,000), Look Me In the Eye (165,000), The Good Fight (148,000) and SBS World News (143,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom lorded over multichannels with 227,000.
News Breakfast: 98,000 / 44,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 27 September 2017