The Voice and Tricky Business slide for Nine
The two-hour singing competition, which aired from 7-9pm, took 584,000 total viewers – its lowest yet, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.
Nine’s Tricky Business also sunk to a new low. The drama, which has been bounced around the schedule in recent few weeks as ratings have fallen, aired at 10pm last night, taking 311,000.
Ten’s MasterChef, on in prime time between 7pm-8.30pm, won the night with 1.331m in total viewers and across the key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Offspring, which followed it on Ten at 8.30pm, took 1.086m to be fifth overall but second in the key advertising demos.
Seven was second in the 7pm time slot with Home & Away, on 946,000, while Australia’s Got Talent claimed 918,000 in the following slot.
SBS’s highest-rating show was Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve, with 399,000, followed by the Tour de France which claimed 348,000 viewers.
Seven’s Sunrise beat Nine’s Today soundly again, the former claiming 305,000 while Today rated with 262,000.
In the battle for breakfast TV, Seven’s Sunrise took 305,000 and Nine’s Today on 262,000 while Ten’s Breakfast took 32,000.
Seven won the night in channel share, just edging out Ten, 21% to 20.2%. Nine was third on 13.9% followed by The ABC on 10.1% and SBS fifth on 8.6%.
Wednesday’s top 15 programs
- Masterchef – Ten 1.331m
- Seven News – Seven 1.283m
- Nine News – Nine 1.149m
- Mrs Brown’s Boys – Seven 1.106m
- Offspring – Ten 1.086m
- Today Tonight – Seven 1.073m
- A Current Affair – Nine 0.982m
- Home and Away – Seven 0.946m
- ABC News – ABC 0.942m
- Australia’s Got Talent – Seven 0.918m
- Ten News – Ten 0.698m
- The Project – 6:30 – Ten 0.694m
- Hot Seat – Nine 0.657m
- 7:30 – ABC 0.642m
- Deal or No Deal – Seven 0.597m
Wednesday’s channel share
- Seven: 21.0%
- Ten: 20.2%
- Nine: 13.9%
- ABC1: 10.1%
- SBS1: 8.6%
- 7mate: 4.6%
- 7TWO: 3.8%
- Eleven: 3.8%
- GO!: 3.5%
- ABC2: 3.4%
- Gem: 2.5%
- One: 2.1%
- ABC3: 1.0%
- SBS2: 0.8%
- ABC News 24: 0.7%