After removing Cannonball from its Wednesday nights (last week at 513,000) Seven last night suffered the ignominy of its replacements, The Force and Border Security ranking lower at 488,000 & 473,000 respectively.
The problem is it is caught in the crossfire of 2 popular brands The Block, at 1.35m its highest Wednesday so far this season, and The Bachelorette, down on last week at 812,000. Hard Quiz was also up for ABC last night at 643,000.
Gruen took the lead from 8:30pm, excluding overruns, at 806,000. Doctor Doctor followed while Criminal Minds, The Wrong Girl & Get Krack!n slugged it out thereafter.
New SBS drama Riviera ranked above Look Me in the Eye.
Nine News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.
Nine network won Wednesday with 32.7% then Seven 24.4%, TEN 19.5%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 6.7%.
The Block was #1 with 1.35m viewers then Nine News (937,000 / 901,000), A Current Affair (831,000), Doctor Doctor (790,000) and Hot Seat (463,000 / 268,000).
Seven News (870,000 / 868,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (649,000), The Chase (502,000 / 314,000), The Force (488,000), Border Security (473,000) and Criminal Minds (392,000 / 325,000).
The Bachelorette (812,000) was best for TEN followed by The Project (541,000 / 332,000), TEN Eyewitness News (401,000), The Wrong Girl (371,000) and Family Feud (281,000).
Gruen (806,000) led ABC’s night then ABC News (716,000), Hard Quiz (643,000), 7:30 (573,000), Get Krack!n (354,000), Grand Designs (173,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (152,000) and The Edge of the Bush (131,000).
On SBS it was Railways the Built Britain (254,000), Riviera (176,000), Look Me in the Eye (138,000) and SBS World News (133,000).
Shaun the Sheep shat over multichannels with 220,000.
News Breakfast: 112,000 /44,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 4 October 2017