Front Bar lifts for Seven, Nine wins Wednesday.
Ratings: AFL show grows without its usual competition, The Block beats Bachelor.
Last night The Front Bar had the AFL audience all to itself in its timeslot and drew a bumper crowd of 401,000.
In Melbourne the show was 285,000 which is 100,000 more than Footy Show had when it opted for Tuesday. From 9pm Seven led the night (but Nine still won the evening).
Meanwhile it was another Wednesday slug-out between The Block and The Bachelor with Nine regaining glory last night. Nine’s reno show won this time at 980,000 to TEN’s 805,000, the latter down on last week. Anh’s Brush with Fame, 7:30 and Highway Patrol followed.
The Weekly was up on last week at 619,000 as it played out against Reality overruns and staggered scheduling in various cities. New ABC comedy Back in Very Small Business debuted to 348,000. SBS was out of luck again with local doco The Employables at a disappointing 108,000.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase won as usual.
Nine won Wednesday with 28.5% then Seven 27.7%, TEN 20.2%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 6.6%.
The Block was best for Nine at 980,000 viewers then Nine News (948,000 / 909,000), A Current Affair (856,000), Hot Seat (461,000 / 246,000) and Bite Club (456,000). Truth & Lies was 145,000.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 996,000 / 969,000 then Home and Away (602,000), The Chase (558,000 / 350,000), Highway Patrol (507,000), Criminal Minds (425,000), The Front Bar (401,000) and Motorbike Cops (350,000 in 3 cities).
The Bachelor (805,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (513,000 / 311,000), TEN Eyewitness News (403,000), Pointless (264,000) and movie: Runaway Bride (223,000).
ABC News (709,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (682,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (619,000), 7:30 (595,000) and Back in Very Small Business (348,000). Adam Hills: The Last Leg was 201,000 and Tonightly with Tom Ballard was 105,000 (plus another 55,000 on ABC Comedy).
On SBS Great British Railway Journeys drew 263,000 / 258,000 then SBS World News (148,000), The Employables (108,000), Deep State (86,000) and The Chef’s Line (67,000).
Noddy Toyland Detective had his fingerprints all over multichannels at 197,000.
News Breakfast: 118,000 / 72,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 5 September 2018