ABC has strong night while Nine’s new show fails to impress

Seven led the night despite a slight drop in ratings for its popular programmes including Border Security, while the ABC rated well with Spicks and Specks.  

In terms of channel share, Seven attracted 28.5%, followed by Nine with 23.1%, then Ten with 22.7%, according to preliminary OzTam figures.

The most watched show for the night was Seven News with 1.26m, down slightly on the 1.3m it attracted on Wednesday of last week. It was followed by Seven’s Today Tonight, Border Security, Medical Emergency and City Homicide, all of which also encountered slight falls in audiences compared to last Wednesday.

The ABC had a good night attracting a 15.4% share, which was up from the 14.5% it recorded last Wednesday. Spicks and Specks had over 1.1m viewers, while ABC News pulled in 0.920m.

The premier of What’s Good For You This Summer on Nine brought in 0.875m viewers and failed to make it in the top ten most watched list.

Wednesday channel share:

  • Seven: 28.5%
  • Nine: 23.1%
  • Ten: 22.7%
  • ABC1: 15.4%
  • SBS1: 3.4%
  • Go: 2.3%
  • 7Two: 1.9%
  • ABC2: 1.6%
  • One: 0.7%
  • SBS2: 0.3

Wednesday’s top rating shows:

  1. Seven News – Seven 1.26m
  2. Today Tonight – Seven 1.2m
  3. Border Security – Seven 1.2m
  4. Medical Emergency – Seven 1.16m
  5. City Homicide – Seven 1.13m
  6. Spicks and Specks – ABC 1.1m
  7. Celebrity Masterchef – Ten 1.1m
  8. Two and a Half Men, 7:30pm – Nine 1.1m
  9. Home and Away – Seven 1.057m
  10. Two and a Half Men, 7:00pm – Nine 1m
  11. Nine News – Nine 1m
  12. NCIS: Los Angeles – Ten 0.998m
  13. A Current Affair – Nine 0.984m
  14. ABC News – ABC 0.920m
  15. What’s Good For You This Summer – Nine 0.875m

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