9pm switch-off on Wednesday

Ratings: Despite hefty audiences earlier, networks struggled to flow them through after 9pm.

9pm proved to be the great switch-off for networks last night.

Despite hefty audiences from earlier shows viewers not enough of them flowed through to their next offerings.

The Bachelor won at 7:30 with 884,000 but only 314,000 stuck around for a 16 year old movie rerun My Big Fat Greek WeddingThe Block was second in its slot at 870,000 with 469,000 remaining for Bite Club, up slightly on last week’s 456,000.

Seven’s factuals were not as high, up to 565,000 for Motorbike Cops, and the drop was less dramatic with 459,000 for 9-1-1.

Similarly The Weekly drew 651,000 for its season finale but only 307,000 remained for Back in Very Small Business.

That said scripted titles continue to fare best in Timeshifted viewing, which should favour Nine, Seven and ABC.

SBS continues to do it tough on Wednesdays with only Great British Railway Journeys at above 200,000 viewers.

Nine network won Wednesday with 28.8% then Seven 26.9%, TEN 21.1%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 6.6%.

Nine News (921,000 / 908,000) led for Nine then The Block (870,000), A Current Affair (831,000), Bite Club (469,000), Hot Seat (461,000 / 283,000), and Inside Crime (235,000).

Seven News was #1 with 980,000 / 970,000 for Seven then Home and Away (650,000), Motorbike Cops (565,000), Highway Patrol (556,000), The Chase (547,000 / 321,000), 9-1-1 (459,000) and Criminal Minds (296,000).

The Bachelor (884,000), was best for TEN then The Project (513,000 / 290,000), TEN Eyewitness News (383,000), movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (314,000) and Pointless (245,000).

ABC News (689,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (665,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (651,000), 7:30 (565,000) and Back in Very Small Business (307,000), comprised ABC’s night. Adam Hills: The Last Leg was 186,000.

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (221,000 / 205,000), SBS World News (126,000), Hidden Restaurants with Michael Roux Jr. (125,000), Deep State (68,000) and The Chef’s Line (51,000).

Peppa Pig topped multichannels with 166,000.

Sunrise: 249,000
Today: 222,000
News Breakfast: 113,000 / 37,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 12 September 2018

10 Responses

  1. David, I love the different angles you find when reporting daily ratings. I can see how hard you work to keep it fresh and informative.
    Although I am one of those viewers that watches free to air only, but at a time that suits me. Still miss the 8:30 start time, but find an improvement in less time changes. So for me that is improving. Although I occasionally still miss the end when juggling multiple start times.

      1. Only due to their multi-billion-dollar AFL contract ☺️ without sport seven would be struggling big time. not so much for nine as NRL has not been high rating. it will be interesting to see how things play out once the sport has finished.

  2. Free to air TV gets switched off in my household after the news. I could be tempted to return if the networks offered something worthwhile after their reality shite finished, like news or a light hearted “The Panel” style discussion show. Thank goodness for streaming.

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