Ratings: Seven posts best Wednesday share of 2020 survey

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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.

Program Ntwk 5-cities
THE PROJECT 6.30PM 10 389,000
AT HOME ALONE TOGETHER ABC 387,000
BODYGUARD Seven 377,000
HOT SEAT -5PM Nine 337,000
PLANET AMERICA ABC 322,000
BODYGUARD-EP.2 Seven 313,000
BRITAIN’S CATHEDRALS WITH TONY ROBINSON SBS 281,000
10 NEWS FIRST 6PM 10 276,000
NEW AMSTERDAM Nine 248,000
THE DRUM-EV ABC 243,000
BULL RPT 10 215,000
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
MASTERMIND SBS 125,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 301,000
Today 213,000
News Breakfast 214,000

Continue discussion at Wednesday 20 May 2020.

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