There were some interesting local drama tests last night.
Nine screened Doctor Doctor in a rare 7:30 timeslot, after a season that had been paused for news bulletins. It drew 457,000 viewers which put Nine as fourth network in its slot. That compares to 516,000 for its last outing in a 9pm slot on the back of MAFS.
10 also premiered The Secrets She Keeps at 8:45pm, where it drew 399,000 viewers, effectively third in its slot. But the show has already screened in full on 10 Play where it has drawn plenty of praise and no doubt a significant chunk of its audience.
Meanwhile MasterChef Australia won its early slot and topped the demos at 994,000 viewers. Next were 7:30 (779,000), Hard Quiz (723,000) and Britain’s Got Talent (568,000).
Leading later were the finale of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell at 671,000 then Paramedics (484,000) and You Can’t Ask That (470,000). Mrs. Brown’s Boys was 382,000 / 304,000.
Seven won Wednesday with 25.8% then Nine 24.9%, 10 21.1%, ABC 20.0% and SBS 8.2%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.29m / 1.19m for Seven. The Chase was high at 709,000 / 424,000 then Home and Away (647,000).
Nine News was best for Nine at 1.14m / 1.11m then A Current Affair (852,000) and Hot Seat (579,000 / 301,000)
The Project drew 615,000 / 359,000 for 10. 10 News First (466,000 / 293,000) Bull (186,000) followed.
ABC News won its slot with 929,000. Planet America (372,000), The Drum (290,000), Would I Lie to You? (241,000) were next.
On SBS it was Britain’s Cathedrals With Tony Robinson (270,000), SBS World News (184,000), Reprisal (143,000) and Mastermind (116,000).
NCIS topped multichannels at 215,000.
Today: 238,000 / News Breakfast: 155,000 / 83,000 (tie)
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 22 April 2020