Ratings: Shark Tank lifts on new day

Shark Tank, Ten’s reality competition that sees potential entrepreneurs competing to pitch to a panel of investors saw its audience lift last night as it moved to a new Wednesday timeslot.

The show won across its broadcast with a metro audience of 637,000 up from the 596,000 recorded on Sunday and was the number two show for the night in key demographics.

Meanwhile, Seven won its fourth Wednesday in a row with a network share of 29.3%. Nine was second with 24.8% while Ten’s share improved to 22.9%, ABC had 17.2% and SBS slipped to 5.8%. Ten was the most popular network with younger audiences.

Seven News was the most popular news bulletin for Wednesday with 1,140,000 and 1,061,000 including a rare win in Sydney while House Rules saw an audience lift to 834,000. Home and Away averaged 770,000 with Criminal Minds down this week to 590,000 and 393,000. The afternoon broadcast of The Chase had 679,000 and 477,000.

Best on the Nine Network was its news service drawing an audience at 6pm of 1,019,000 dropping to 966,000 at 6.30pm. At 7pm 850,000 were watching A Current Affair with David Attenborough’s The Hunt that followed debuting to 633,000 to be fourth at 7.30pm. The NRL Footy Show saw 151,000 watching in Sydney and 80,000 in Brisbane while 184,000 watched Four Weddings and a Funeral in AFL markets. Earlier, Hot Seat had 627,000 fans in the afternoon.

MasterChef was the top non-news program for the night with The Project next best for Ten on 682,000 and 515,000. Earlier, Family Feud had 618,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 538,000. Later, Madam Secretary finished the season it the later timeslot with 229,000.

Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell was up slightly for ABC rating 664,000 with ABC News (858,000) and 7.30 (665,000) delivering the broadcaster’s best results. QI managed 517,000 while the Comedy Showroom dropped to 380,000.

24 Hours in Emergency (261,000) and Armada: 12 Days to Save England (223,000) were best for SBS.

Today (334,000) and Sunrise (333,000) were just 1,000 apart at breakfast while ABC News Breakfast had 99,000 and 56,000.

See [Wednesday 25 May 2016] (Wednesday 25 May 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2016. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.