ABC comedies enjoyed another strong night for ABC with Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell and Utopia finales winning their timeslot with 740,000 and 739,000 viewers respectively.
That edged out Doctor Doctor‘s 704,000 viewers and a movie on TEN. SBS newcomer Look Me in the Eye sent social media into streams of tears with 285,000 giving it a small lift.
The Block again topped the night with 1.04m viewers ahead of The Bachelor‘s 717,000, with the latter topping the 16-39 demo. Seven’s factuals were in third place.
AFL panel shows came into play creating staggered viewing in some cities, with The Front Bar technically Footy Show, but at an earlier timeslot. Get Krack!n dipped slightly but still won its slot.
Nine network won Wednesday with 30.3% then Seven 26.0%, TEN 18.2%, ABC 17.3% and SBS 8.2%.
The Block was #1 for Nine with 1.04m viewers then Nine News (982,000 / 982,000), A Current Affair (821,000), Doctor Doctor (704,000), and Hot Seat (467,000 / 275,000). The AFL Footy Show was 242,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (959,000 / 938,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (652,000), Border Security (595,000), The Chase (561,000 / 380,000), Criminal Minds (406,000), The Force (384,000 in 3 cities). The Front Bar was 253,000 in 3 cities.
Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (740,000), Utopia (739,000), ABC News (675,000), Hard Quiz (585,000), 7:30 (547,000), Get Krack!n (413,000) and Grand Designs (203,000) comprised ABC’s night.
The Bachelor (717,000) was best for TEN then The Project (621,000 / 380,000), TEN Eyewitness News (429,000), Family Feud (322,000) and movie: Dirty Dancing (288,000).
On SBS it was Extreme Railway Journeys (325,000), Look Me in the Eye (285,000), The Good Fight (167,000), SBS World News (145,000).
Shaun the Sheep showed up multichannels on 215,000.
News Breakfast: 91,000 / 52,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 6 September 2017