Wednesday and those ratings quirks

Ratings: You'd never know Nine won the primary channel on Wednesday, but MasterChef topped entertainment and Seven won the night.

You probably won’t pick it from looking at the figures but last night Nine won the primary channel share, despite only winning at 7pm with A Current Affair and then from around the 9:40 mark briefly with the entrails of Britain’s Got Talent.

But Seven’s multichannels helped push it to a network win with shows like A Touch of Frost.

MasterChef Australia dominated from 7:30pm with 863,000, up on last Wednesday and tops in the demos. It finished ahead of House Rules, Young Sheldon, 7:30, Home Delivery and Untold Australia.

Gruen led from 8:30, overruns notwithstanding, with 715,000 -also up on last week- over Britain’s Got Talent and Instinct. The Weekly then hit the front as soon as MasterChef ended, well up on last week.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won yet again.

Seven network won Wednesday with 27.8% then Nine 25.6%, TEN 21.1%, ABC 18.8% and SBS 6.8%.

Seven News (1.09m / 1.03m) was #1 for Seven followed by House Rules (714,000), Home and Away (698,000), The Chase (647,000 / 417,000) and Modern Family (364,000 / 310,000). Back with the Ex finished on just 161,000.

Nine News (979,000 / 956,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (906,000), Young Sheldon (701,000 / 662,000), Hot Seat (595,000 / 336,000), Britain’s Got Talent (496,000) and a repeat of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (236,000).

MasterChef Australia topped TEN on 863,000 then The Project (599,000 / 380,000), TEN Eyewitness News (440,000), Instinct (392,000) and Family Feud (347,000). This is Us was just 140,000.

Gruen (715,000), ABC News (705,000), 7:30 (618,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (605,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (591,000), Corey White’s Road Map to Paradise (281,000) and Think Tank (246,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Untold Australia (244,000), Michael Mosley: Secrets of your Food (205,000), SBS World News (132,000) and The Good Fight (119,000).

Hey Duggee topped multichannels with 213,000. Love Island was just 134,000.

Sunrise: 259,000
Today: 223,000
News Breakfast: 99,000 / 37,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 30 May 2018

8 Responses

  1. Just noticed a recent Love Island Australia clip is trending at #11 on YouTube with almost half a million views. I think it’s extremely similar to Big Brother which i was a big fan of. The narrator is actually quite funny and often pokes fun at the inane topics they are talking about so it is very self aware. I love me some bitchy trash tv drama in my diet. I can’t just be eating House of Cards, Who Do You Think You Are and Insiders all the time. ?

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