The Nine Network had a narrow win in Wednesday’s overnight ratings just 0.4% ahead of Seven while 10 posted its best Wednesday share for eight weeks with the launch of the new season of The Bachelorette.
Nine won the three east coast markets while Seven won Adelaide and Perth.
The results in 25-54 saw a win to 10 with 28.8% ahead of Nine (26.9%), Seven (23.7%), ABC (14.4%) and SBS (6.2%).
In 16-39 the results were 10 (33.1%), Nine (24.4%), Seven (24.0%), ABC (13.5%) and SBS (5.0%)
The Block again won at 7.30pm but lost some momentum across the week – down 140,000 from Tuesday. That was largely due to the premiere of The Bachelorette that drew 628,000 and won the key demographic groups. That was down from 717,000 the previous year and is the lowest launch of the franchise so far (2018 had 631,000).
ABC’s line-up also took a hit, Hard Quiz slipped 60,000 with the network down 2 points week-on-week. Planet America again made the top 20 in a good result for a 9.30pm program.
In Brisbane, 10 News First posted its lowest weekday rating of the year with 39,000 watching 5-6pm. That contrasted with Melbourne (129,000) where the bulletin had its highest Wednesday audience since July and Perth (66,000) that again outrated Nine News at 6pm.
Seven’s movie and Nine’s Australian Crime Stories also made the top 20.
Programs outside the top 20 included
|10 NEWS FIRST||10||353,000|
|THE CHASE AUSTRALIA-5PM||Seven||318,000|
|THE PROJECT 6.30PM||10||302,000|
|HOT SEAT -5PM||Nine||254,000|
|WALKING BRITAIN’S ROMAN ROADS||SBS||230,000|
|10 NEWS FIRST 6PM||10||222,000|
|SBS WORLD NEWS||SBS||173,000|
|BULL LATE RPT||10||173,000|
|NINE NEWS: LATE EDITION -WED||Nine||151,000|
|THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS||Seven||126,000|
Some afternoon ratings included
|NINE’S AFTERNOON NEWS||Nine||222,000|
|THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL||10||211,000|
|SEVEN NEWS AT 4.30||Seven||210,000|
|SEVEN NEWS AT 4||Seven||195,000|
Ratings continued to be down since the start of daylight saving.
News Breakfast 181,000
The Morning Show 132,000 and 68,000
Today Extra 103,000 and 68,000
Studio 10 47,000 and 43,000
Seven Morning News 99,000
Nine Morning News 68,000
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