Good news for TEN today with Australian Survivor winning its slot and improving on its 2017 debut.
The Champions v Contenders edition pulled 716,000 viewers and topped the demos, an improvement on the 639,000 season launch in 2017. That was ahead of Anh’s Brush with Fame, Highway Patrol, 7:30 and Britain’s Got Talent. The show held well until it wrapped at 9:15pm. Big guns are looming on the horizon so this is a window of opportunity.
Elsewhere US procedural 9-1-1 debuted with 557,000 for Seven, not quite enough to pip The Weekly with Charlie Pickering on 573,000.
Pointless now without a roadblock was 311,000 which is roughly on par with what it had been attracting across 3 channels for the bulk of its run. The upside is TEN now adds extra viewers with ONE & ELEVEN offerings.
SBS drama Dead Lucky slipped from 234,000 to 173,000 and Food Safari Water was 172,000, but the network share was above average.
Nine News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.
Seven network won Wednesday with 28.6% then Nine 25.7%, TEN 19.9%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 8.1%.
Seven News was 970,000 / 930,000 for Seven then Home and Away (665,000), Highway Patrol (657,000 / 582,000), The Chase (615,000 / 385,000), 9-1-1 (557,000), and Criminal Minds (362,000).
Nine News was #1 for Nine with 979,000 / 936,000 followed by A Current Affair (776,000), Hot Seat (532,000 / 321,000) and Britain’s Got Talent (497,000 / 316,000).
Australian Survivor debuted with 716,000 then The Project (506,000 / 309,000), TEN Eyewitness News (422,000), Pointless (311,000), Instinct (252,000) and Madam Secretary (129,000).
ABC News (704,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (671,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (573,000), 7:30 (565,000), You Can’t Ask That (406,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (295,000) and Think Tank (235,000) comprised ABC’s night.
Great British Railway Journeys (241,000) topped SBS followed by Simon Reeve in Burma (211,000), Dead Lucky (173,000), Food Safari Water (172,000) and SBS World News (119,000).
Big Bang on 9GO! topped multichannels at 196,000.
News Breakfast: 116,000 / 46,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 1 August 2018