However you try to spin it last night was another crappy one for commercial broadcasters….
ABC once again slammed down commercial competition, with even 9pm’s Rosehaven outranking anything they had to offer from 7:30pm.
Hard Quiz and 7:30 won the early evening battle at 678,000 / 589,000 respectively, upstaging Instant Hotel, Family Food Fight and Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food, sending a clear message viewers are dissatisfied with current offerings.
At 8:30pm Gruen climbed even higher at 840,000 (with Rosehaven next best at 598,000), ahead of The Secret Daughter, a Fast & Furious movie, The Mosque Next Door and Sisters -last in its slot. Gruen also topped the demos last night.
If there was any good news for commercial broadcasters it was to be found in early evening with wins by Seven News, The Chase and A Current Affair -and a shoutout to Home and Away as the night’s top drama. At least they helped Seven & Nine push ahead in primary channel share.
Seven network won Wednesday with 28.4% then Nine 27.6%, ABC 20.3%, TEN 15.0% and SBS 8.6%.
Seven News was #1 with 963,000 / 933,000 for Seven then Home and Away (671,000), Instant Hotel (583,000), The Chase (531,000 / 324,000) and The Secret Daughter (512,000). The Grand Tour drew 165,000.
Nine News (880,000 / 857,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (743,000), Family Food Fight (502,000) and Hot Seat (462,000 / 260,000). Movie: Fast & Furious 7 was 307,000.
Gruen (840,000), ABC News (721,000), Hard Quiz (678,000), Rosehaven (598,000) , 7:30 (589,000), The Letdown (361,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (181,000) comprised ABC’s night.
The Project (449,000 / 310,000) led for TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (438,000), Family Feud (332,000) and Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food (331,000). Sisters was 251,000 and Madam Secretary was 146,000.
On SBS it was Birth of Empire: The East India Company (273,000), The Mosque Next Door (254,000), Riviera (132,000) and SBS World News (131,000).
ABC2’s Octonauts led multichannels with 236,000.
News Breakfast: 79,000 / 48,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 8 November 2017