Wednesday again produced a close result in overnight network shares. Seven was narrowly ahead but its 26.6% share was the network’s best Wednesday result so far for the 2020 survey. Meanwhile Nine in second place with 24.1% posted its lowest Wednesday of 2020 so far. Seven won all markets but third placed 10 (23.3%) was an easy winner across the key demographic groups.
In 25-54, 10 averaged 30.6% of the audience ahead of Nine (24.3%), Seven (24.1%), ABC (14.1%) and SBS (6.6%).
In 16-39, 10’s share rose to 34.2% to lead Seven (24.2%), Nine (22.9%), ABC (13.0%) and SBS (4.8%).
Seven’s win was largely generated before 7.00pm with Seven News filling the top 2 positions. Home and Away had a rare fourth place at 7pm and Britain’s Got Talent, despite posting a season high, ranked third at 7.30pm.
Later, the debut of The Bodyguard (377,000 and 313,000) was outside the top 20 in total people and all key demos. The first episode ranked below shows on Seven’s multichannels in some demo groups.
Standout performer was MasterChef that recorded its biggest audience in three weeks to top one million viewers and dominate the demographic results while The Secrets She Keeps continued to grow, posting another series high. Earlier The Project also delivered for 10 winning the key 7pm timeslot with younger audience groups.
For Nine, Paramedics posted its best number for five weeks as Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo ranked fourth at 7.30pm.
Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery’s new season did well for ABC but The Weekly and At Home Together dropped from the previous week.
|THE PROJECT 6.30PM||10||389,000|
|AT HOME ALONE TOGETHER||ABC||387,000|
|HOT SEAT -5PM||Nine||337,000|
|BRITAIN’S CATHEDRALS WITH TONY ROBINSON||SBS||281,000|
|10 NEWS FIRST 6PM||10||276,000|
|ADAM HILLS: THE LAST LEG||ABC||181,000|
|MY GRANDPARENTS’ WAR||SBS||177,000|
|SBS WORLD NEWS||SBS||175,000|
|NINE NEWS: LATE EDITION -WED||Nine||128,000|
|THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS||Seven||127,000|
News Breakfast 214,000
Continue discussion at Wednesday 20 May 2020.