MasterChef, Gruen win Wednesday slots.
Ratings: Seven and Nine battle for bragging rights. Stargazing Live lifts for ABC.
MasterChef and Gruen may have won their respective timeslots but other programming around them meant neither TEN nor ABC could touch Seven and Nine last night, with 6pm News so dominant.
MasterChef Australia was the top entertainment show for the night at 813,000, up on last week’s 762,000. Young Sheldon at 715,000 followed then House Rules, 7:30 and Secrets Of Your Food.
ABC’s Stargazing Live from 8pm drew 497,000, up on Tuesday’s 463,000.
By 9pm Gruen hit the front with 680,000 ahead of Britain’s Got Talent, Modern Family, Instinct, and Untold Australia. Both TEN and Seven shed big numbers after their reality shows wrapped.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase ruled their respective slots.
Seven network won Wednesday with 28.4% then Nine 27.0%, ABC 19.5%, TEN 18.7% and SBS 6.5%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.07m / 999,000 for Seven then Home and Away (696,000), House Rules (682,000), The Chase (650,000 / 382,000), Modern Family (417,000 / 327,000),
Nine News (956,000 / 952,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (788,000), Young Sheldon (715,000 / 677,000), Hot Seat (545,000 / 336,000), Britain’s Got Talent (522,000) and a repeat of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (234,000).
MasterChef Australia (813,000) led for TEN then The Project (570,000 / 390,000), TEN Eyewitness News (442,000), Instinct (414,000) and Family Feud (314,000). This is Us was just 149,000.
Gruen (680,000), ABC News (507,000), Stargazing Live (497,000), 7:30 (492,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (434,000), Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise (221,000) and Think Tank (216,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Secrets Of Your Food (208,000), Untold Australia (203,000), The Good Fight and SBS World News (both 124,000).
7TWO’s A Touch of Frost topped multichannels with 192,000.
News Breakfast: 95,000 / 37,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 23 May 2018.