Amid new reality offerings viewers turn to ABC
Ratings: Australian Story, Four Corners and 7:30 help ABC's primary channel to beat Nine & TEN.
As new reality shows moved into 7:30 timeslots, many viewers decided to switch to ABC.
ABC led viewing from 7:30 to around 9:15pm last night with its primary channel eclipsing Nine and TEN.
Australian Story and 7:30 won the early evening slot at 769,000 / 698,000 respectively ahead of Bride & Prejudice debuting at 633,000. A lengthy Family Food Fight at 411,000 and Blind Date at 347,000 followed.
Four Corners enjoyed a surprise win over Have You Been Paying Attention? at 721,000 vs 683,000, although TEN’s show still topped the demos. Media Watch followed.
Wanted‘s double finale led from around 9:45pm but will it be enough to land a renewal?
Elsewhere last night a Q&A episode at the pop-up Globe was low while Britain’s Most Historic Towns was best for SBS at 266,000.
Seven network won the night with 28.8% then Nine 25.3%, ABC 20.7%, TEN 17.7% and SBS 7.5%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 979,000 / 973,000 then Home and Away (663,000), Bride & Prejudice (633,000), The Chase (549,000 / 354,000), and Wanted (400,000 / 307,000).
Nine News (891,000 / 878,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (757,000), Hot Seat (469,000 / 274,000), Family Food Fight (411,000), and movie: Bad Moms (226,000).
Australian Story (769,000), Four Corners (721,000), ABC News (716,000), 7:30 (698,000), Media Watch (632,000), Doctor Who (326,000) and Q&A (284,000) comprised ABC’s night.
Have You Been Paying Attention? (683,000) led for TEN then The Project (445,000 / 308,000), TEN Eyewitness News (370,000), Blind Date (347,000), The Graham Norton Show (239,000) and Pointless (215,000). At just 56,000 is there any point turning on the Sports Tonight studio lights?
On SBS it was Britain’s Most Historic Towns (266,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (178,000), SBS World News (150,000) and How to Lose Weight Well (136,000).
9GO!’s Big Bang Theory rose to 226,000 topping multichannels.
News Breakfast: 100,000 / 46,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 29 October 2018