SBS managed an impressive 12.2% share last night -the kind of numbers normally associated with a World Cup broadcast.
Its new drama Dead Lucky drew an audience of 234,000 in a 9:30 slot, which is slightly higher than the timeslot average. But SBS VICELAND share was around three times its normal crowd thanks largely to a rerun of The Fifth Element on 131,000 viewers. Who knew?
MasterChef was easily the big hit of the night at 906,000 viewers, nearly double Nine’s Britain’s Got Talent on 483,000 and almost triple Seven’s failed Single Wives on 343,000. On those numbers expect the show to be bumped.
Anh’s Brush with Fame and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering were both down on last week. From 9pm You Can’t Ask That was in front.
Nine network won Wednesday with 25.5% then Seven 24.9%, TEN 19.9%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 12.2%.
Nine News (970,000 / 950,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (757,000), Britain’s Got Talent (483,000) and Britain’s Got More Talent (291,000).
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.04m/ 1.01m followed by Home and Away (661,000), The Chase (628,000 / 394,000), The Single Wives (343,000), Criminal Minds (299,000 / 274,000),
MasterChef Australia blitzed the competition with 906,000 viewers for TEN then The Project (575,000 / 298,000), TEN Eyewitness News (428,000) and Instinct (378,000). Madam Secretary pulled 172,000.
ABC News (696,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (629,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (585,000), 7:30 (535,000), You Can’t Ask That (452,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (254,000) and Think Tank (230,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Titanic: The New Evidence (286,000), Simon Reeve in Burma (247,000), Dead Lucky (234,000), Tour de France (211,000) and SBS World News (137,000).
9GO!’s Big Bang bust multichannels at 211,000.
News Breakfast: 115,000 / 34,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 25 July 2018