Agony Uncles’ debut takes 408,000 for ABC

The debut of comedy self-help series Agony Uncles, which saw Wilfred’s Adam Zwar interviewing Australian male comedians and entertainers about the intricacies of dating, took 408,000 viewers for the ABC last night.

It was beaten in the 9.30pm time slot by Please Marry My Boy on Seven, which took more than double the audience, Unforgettable on Nine, which rated with 516,000 and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and The Good Wife on Ten, according to OzTam’s preliminary results.

Seven was the only network to rate over 1m viewers for a non-news show, with Home & Away claiming 1m and the night’s winner, My Kitchen Rules, taking 1.744m.

Ten’s top show was again The Biggest Loser, rating 830,000. It was the tenth most-watched show of the night, but ranked third in the 16-39 and 18-49 demos.

Ten’s broadcast of the 2012 Australian Swimming Championships, on at 8pm, took just 530,000 viewers in 17th place, although it was not broadcast in Perth.

Nine’s highest rating show was Nine News in fourth place with 1.07m. It also had The Mentalist and two episodes of The Big Bang Theory in the top ten.

SBS1’s highest rating show, Arctic with Bruce Parry, took 322,000, in 31st place.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

1. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.744m
2. Seven News Seven 1.216m
3. Today Tonight Seven 1.095m
4. Nine News Nine 1.070m
5. Home and Away Seven 1.009m
6. Please Marry My Boy Seven 0.985m
7. ABC News ABC 0.982m
8. A Current Affair Nine 0.850m
9. The Big Bang Theory – 8:00pm Nine 0.849m
10. The Biggest Loser Ten 0.835m
11. The Mentalist Nine 0.796m
12. The Big Bang Theory – 7:00pm Nine 0.793m
13. The Big Bang Theory – 7:30pm Nine 0.691m
14. Ten News – 5:00pm Ten 0.647m
15. 7:30 ABC 0.587m

Wednesday’s channel share:

Seven: 27.4%
Nine: 17.5%
Ten: 13.1%
ABC1: 10.1%
SBS1: 5.4%
Eleven: 4.4%
7mate: 4.3%
7TWO: 3.8%
GO!: 3.8%
ABC2: 3.0%
One: 2.3%
Gem: 2.2%
SBS2: 1.3%
ABC News 24: 0.7%
ABC3: 0.6%


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