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, a 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.
News Breakfast: 103,000 / 40,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 2 May 2018