MKR, Gruen, The Weekly lead Wednesday slots

Wednesday night was very nearly a complete reset with plenty of returning shows on offer, but there was no escaping the unassailable lead of a reality show heading to the finish line.

MKR won its slot with 1.22m viewers, well in front of Young Sheldon, Big Bang, Home Delivery, 7:30, Meghan Markle special and SBS trains.

The return of Gruen at 8:30pm did well at 734,000 viewers ahead of Britain’s Got Talent (525,000) and Graham Norton (240,000). By 9pm The Weekly with Charlie Pickering hit the front on 583,000 just eclipsing Modern Family‘s 577,000 on Seven.

Seven network won Wednesday with 33.2% then Nine 26.5%, ABC 18.7%, TEN 14.6% and SBS 7.0%.

My Kitchen Rules (1.22m) was #1 for Seven then Seven News (1.03m / 996,000), Home and Away (741,000), Modern Family (577,000), The Chase (571,000 / 378,000). Back with the Ex was 206,000.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase were again best in their slot.

Nine News (899,000 /862,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (808,000), Young Sheldon (737,000), The Big Bang Theory (643,000), Britain’s Got Talent (525,000), Hot Seat (512,000 / 315,000). Another 247,000 watched Young Sheldon curiously replayed at 10pm.

Gruen (734,000), ABC News (699,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (609,000), 7:30 (584,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (583,000), Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise (284,000) and Think Tank (247,000) comprised ABC’s night.

The Project (507,000 / 372,000) led for TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (409,000), Meghan Markle: A Modern Princess (383,000) and Family Feud (323,000). The Graham Norton Show was 240,000 and This is Us just 180,000.

On SBS it was Great Continental Railway Journeys (252,000), Clean Eating: the Dirty Truth (206,000), SBS World News (145,000) and The Good Fight (133,000).

Peppa Pig pigged out on multichannels at 196,000.

Sunrise: 275,000
Today: 249,000
News Breakfast: 103,000 / 40,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 2 May 2018


  1. I know it goes unnoticed but for a soap like Home and Away in 2018 where people can catch up 30mins later and not watch ads and it live, it is still doing quite good numbers, and this week seems to be up on the last few.

  2. Could you please let us know whether viewers are watching The Bold and the Beautiful double episodes in the same numbers as the usual single episode? And does the 4pm episode rate better than the cooking show? Could be a good slot for the Neighbours repeat, leading into B&B after they catch up.

  3. I recorded Modern Family on my DVR, as I was watching new The Simpsons at the same time (interestingly both on the same network and both are after the same young audience – both doing well in that regard may I add).

    I wonder if Seven are considering moving new Simpsons to an earlier timeslot (where they’re just re-runs at present) or a new night? Because its harmful to be cancelling-out your own shows one would think!

  4. I’m not keen on Charlie P doing stand-up prior to sitting behind The Weekly’s big desk, leave it to Colbert and Fallon as they have a daily show and more time. What’s with the moving background behind the guest? It’s irritating, distracting and unnecessary. The idea may work for Graham Norton but it’s hidden behind a large cheese-grater.
    If viewers can’t tell the difference between Mad As and The Weekly they need their funny bones tested.
    Peppa pig may rule the “Multi’s” but it’s been banned in China. What are our kid’s watching?

  5. Ok The Good Fight is starting to irritate me now. Again why is every episode about Trump. I know he would never watch it but I reckon he’d find it amusing with storylines they come up with. Why can’t we just have a show about court cases. I mean there other storyline last night with the lawyer who really didn’t know what he was doing was amusing. But enough about Trump.

      • Or a hundred other lawyer based shows from the US or around the world-one of the big 3 genres-Lawyers, Docs and Cops. ‘The Good Fight now being bumped later to after 10.00pm by the horror of Eurotrashvision-start screaming now…

    • I must say I’m astonished at the anti-Trump stance in the current storyline, not that I care one wit for Trump, but I’m amazed about how blatant it is, not at all subtle, almost treasonable. I wonder how our audiences would react to similar storylines about Malcolm Turnbull – although when you look at the unattractive line-up of our federal Ministers, mightn’t be such a bad idea!

  6. melbourneamy

    So great to have Gruen and The Weekly back on our screens, and they did not disappoint!

    I feel as though Nine have killed any momentum Young Sheldon had….

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