There were moments last night when 4 networks were leading at any given time, but a late multichannel offering from Nine helped it take line honours.
Seven News had the lead at 6pm before A Current Affair, Masterchef and Gruen / The Weekly took the lead. But by 9:40pm Nine was in front with a mix of Footy Show / Britain’s Got Talent. From around 10:10pm One Day Cricket on 9GEM was the biggest audience on air, where it remained.
MasterChef won with 860,000 ahead of House Rules & Young Sheldon.
From around 8:50pm Gruen was in front with an impressive 745,000 with 640,000 remaining for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.
The One Day Cricket may have only averaged 167,000 but that was over a lengthy broadcast, with 9GEM the top multichannel of the night on a 4.7% share.
Nine network won Wednesday with 27.8% then Seven 27.4%, TEN 19.9%, ABC 18.1% and SBS 6.8%.
Nine News (977,000 / 921,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (731,000), Young Sheldon (631,000 / 590,000), Hot Seat (545,000 / 333,000), The Footy Show (271,000), Britain’s Got Talent (228,000 in 2 cities).
Seven News was #1 with 1.06m / 1.01m then House Rules (732,000), Home and Away (703,000), The Chase (609,000 /388,000), Modern Family (332,000 / 252,000) and Splitting Up Together 167,000 / 122,000.
MasterChef Australia won with 860,000 followed by The Project (570,000 / 377,000), Instinct (498,000), TEN Eyewitness News (467,000) and Family Feud (329,000). Madam Secretary returned to 209,000.
Gruen (745,000), ABC News (704,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (640,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (591,000), 7:30 (530,000) and Think Tank (270,000) comprised ABC’s night. Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise was 225,000.
On SBS it was Untold Australia (210,000 / 173,000), The Truth About Slim People (189,000) and SBS World News (14,000).
Love Island hit another high of 214,000 topping multichannels.
News Breakfast: 119,000 / 49,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 13 June 2018