Ratings: The Chaser returns with timeslot win and an audience o 783,000

The Chaser team returned last night with The Chaser’s Election Desk and it was good news for ABC as the network grabbed three spots in Wednesday’s top ten rating TV programs.

ABC News (808,000) came in a number seven while The Chaser’s latest project was the number eight program with 783,000 while Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell hit a season high 726,000.

Ten’s MasterChef was again the night’s top non-news program while Nine had a narrow overall network win with 26.5% to edge out Seven on 25.8%. Ten scored 22.5% of the audience; ABC lifted to 18,2% and SBS also improved to 6.9%. Ten was the most popular network in the three younger demographic groups.

Nine News (1.059,000 and 1,009,000) and A Current Affair (923,000) were top ten entries for Nine while The Hunt averaged 715,000 in four markets with Matt and Kim to the Rescue shown in Perth to 92,000 fans. The Footy Show with 202,000 rated 23rd in Sydney and 28th in Brisbane while the movie Casino Royale was shown elsewhere to an audience of 190,000. Hot Seat’s afternoon audience was 575,000.

Seven News maintained its number one title with 1,132,000 and 1,105,000 including a rare win in Brisbane while Home and Away managed 781,000 at 7pm. A Highway Patrol special disappointed at 7.30 with 594,000 with Criminal Minds that followed rating 530,000 and 425,000. The afternoon saw The Chase with 656,000 and 399,000 while Blindspot later had 146,000.

MasterChef topped Ten’s night with The Project (656,000 and 496,000) the next best performer. Shark Tank attracted an audience of 625,000 while earlier Ten Eyewitness News had 533,000 and Family Feud 581,000. Hawaii Five-0 later had 225,000.

ABC News with 808,000 outrated The Chaser’s Election Desk (783,000) and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (726,000) but 7.30 slumped to just 563,000 and QI had 505,000. Later, Would I Lie to You? improved to 479,000.

24 Hours in Emergency (249,000) and Armada: 12 Days to Save England (213,000) delivered SBS’s best numbers on Wednesday.

Nine’s Today had an audience of 344,000 for breakfast to lead Seven’s Sunrise with 330,000 and ABC News Breakfast with 99,000 and 48,000.

Audience share for the 18-49 age group last night looked like this:

[color=blue]Network[/color] [color=blue]18-49[/color]
ABC
9.2%
ABC2
3.9%
ABC3
0.6%
ABCNews24
1.4%
[color=blue] ABC TTL [/color] [color=blue]
15.1% [/color]
Seven
15.0%
7Two
1.2%
7Mate
3.5%
7Flix
2.7%
[color=blue] Seven TTL [/color] [color=blue]
22.4% [/color]
Nine
16.8%
9GO!
5.1%
9GEM
1.4%
9Life
2.3%
[color=blue] Nine TTL [/color] [color=blue]
25.6% [/color]
Ten
22.3%
One
3.7%
Eleven
4.2%
[color=blue] Ten TTL [/color] [color=blue]
30.2% [/color]
SBS
3.1%
SBS2
1.9%
Food
1.5%
NITV
0.1%
[color=blue] SBS TTL [/color] [color=blue]
6.6% [/color]

See [Wednesday 8 June 2016] (Wednesday 8 June 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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