ABC’s Gruen the most watched non-news show of Wednesday night

ABC’s Gruen outdid Seven, Nine and Ten’s entertainment offeringson Wednesday night, pulling in 798,000 metro viewers.

The only programs to beat ABC’s Gruen were news and current affairs related. The biggest audience for Gruen came from Melbourne – with 272,000 viewers.

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Up against Gruen at 8:30pm was Nine’s Britain’s Got Talent, Ten’s Instinct and Seven’s Modern Family, which both commenced at 8:45pm.

Britain’s Got Talent was the most watched of the commercial free to air stations, at 516,000 metro viewers while Ten’s Instinct finished with 428,000. According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings, Modern Family did not make the top 20.

Earlier on in the evening, Ten’s Masterchef Australia averaged 762,000 metro viewers, putting it slightly ahead of Nine’s Young Sheldon – at 703,000 – and House Rules, which averaged 651,000 metro viewers.

Masterchef Australia led each of the advertising demographics – the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Seven had the most popular news offering last night, with 998,000 metro viewers. Interestingly, its 6pm bulletin was only the preferred choice in Adelaide and Perth, with 112,000 and 174,000 viewers.

Nine News – which had a total metro audience of 978,000 – led in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

ABC News averaged 713,000 metro viewers and Ten’s The Project 7pm finished with 550,000.

With consistency in each time slot, Nine was handed a main channel share win, at 19.2%, beating Seven’s 17.5% and Ten’s 14.1%.

ABC managed to beat Ten with a share of 14.9%. SBS’ share was 4.5%.

In total network share, Seven beat Nine, with a 27% share over Nine’s 26.2%.


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