Ratings: Sophie plus Sisters deliver Ten’s best Wednesday of 2017 survey

A combination of the penultimate episode of this season’s The Bachelorette and a extended length premiere for new Australian drama Sisters gave the Ten Network its best Wednesday audience share for the 2017 ratings survey.

The Bachelorette soared to a record breaking 1.18 million metro viewers, the highest result outside a final for this and The Bachelor Australia franchise. It also outrated all but two grand finals. Meanwhile, Sisters got off to a good start winning across its 1:45 hour timeslot averaging 623,000.

In more good news for Australian drama, last night also saw season two of ABC’s Rosehaven debut to a record metro audience of 639,000 helping ABC to its best Wednesday share of 2017.

Overall, Seven had the highest network share thanks to good multichannel results averaging 26.2%. Ten’s main channel was an easy number one and with the addition of multichannels the network placed second with 24.9% ahead of Nine (23.0%), ABC (19.5%) and SBS (6.3%). Ten was the number one network with younger audiences.

Seven’s best results came between 6.00pm and 7.30pm when Seven News (957,000 and 940,000) and Home and Away (724,000) won their timeslots. Following, The Grand Tour dropped to its lowest number so far averaging 439,000 while double Surveillance Oz Dashcam had 335,000 and 334,000 with Criminal Minds on 214,000.

The Bachelorette took the number one spot for Wednesday with 1,180,000 with Sisters (623,000) second best for Ten. Earlier, The Project had 340,000 at 6.30pm lifting to 556,000 at 7pm after Ten Eyewitness News had 440,000 and Family Feud 341,000.

Nine News (854,000 and 835,000) and A Current Affair (682,000) made the top ten for their network with 7.30 offering 20 to One ranking fourth in its timeslot with 382,000. George Michael: Freedom then had 340,000.

Meanwhile, Gruen topped the night for ABC with 849,000 with ABC News (701,000) and Hard Quiz (665,000) also top ten entries. Next best was Rosehaven with 639,000 followed by 7:30 (579,000), and The Letdown (397,000).

SBS’s line up was topped by Extreme Railway Journeys (258,000) as new drama Sunshine slipped to a disappointing 147,000.

Afternoon TV included The Chase (559,000 and 369,000), Hot Seat (438,000 and 245,000) and The Bold and The Beautiful (280,000).

At breakfast, it was another win for Sunrise with 266,000 ahead of Today with 243,000 and News Breakfast (115,000 and 45,000 ). Across the 6am hour Today-Early had 176,000 and Sunrise-Early 168,000.

On 7Flix The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Pt2 averaged 82,000. The best result for the film series was the original movie that rated 102,000 on 4 October.

See Wednesday 25 October 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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