The return of Gruen went large for ABC, winning its slot with 903,000 viewers and lifting on the timeslot previously held by the ever-popular Mad as Hell.
Despite being down slightly on its 2016 debut (954,000) it was well in front of Nine’s Doctor Doctor on 761,000 plus Seven’s Criminal Minds, a TEN movie repeat and Look Me in the Eye on SBS.
The Block won its slot with 1.12m but a penultimate Bachelor episode lifted by 100,000 to 816,000 viewers, with a tussle between both for top demos. ABC and Seven titles were both some distance behind.
Elsewhere an earlier timeslot lifted Get Krack!n for ABC, while Nine News, ACA and The Chase were all winners.
Nine network won with 28.7% then Seven 25.9%, TEN 20.5%, ABC 17.8% and SBS 7.2%.
The Block was #1 with 1.12m for Nine then Nine News (945,000 / 922,000), A Current Affair (779,000), Doctor Doctor (761,000) and Hot Seat (474,000 / 259,000). Embarrassing Bodies Revisits was 240,000.
Seven News (945,000 / 919,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (661,000), The Force (638,000), Border Security (605,000), The Chase (579,000 / 362,000), and Criminal Minds (423,000 / 348,000).
The Bachelor (816,000) was best for TEN then The Project (612,000 / 390,000), TEN Eyewitness News (432,000), Movie: The Heat (367,000) and Family Feud (317,000).
Gruen (903,000) won its slot for ABC then ABC News (685,000), Hard Quiz (617,000), 7:30 (587,000), Get Krack!n (453,000), The Edge of the Bush (268,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (201,000).
On SBS it was Extreme Railway Journeys (231,000), Look Me in the Eye (189,000), The Good Fight (157,000) and SBS World News (133,000).
Shaun the Sheep showed off once more at 243,000 for ABC2.
News Breakfast: 95,000 /
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 13 September 2017.