Puberty Blues lifts as news dominates another non-ratings night

The final of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell on ABC1 was the second most-watched non-news program last night, delivering the channel an audience of 760,000 metro viewers while Seven’s Home and Away was again the most watched entertainment show, preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam show.

Home and Away delivered Seven an audience of 895,000 metro viewers at 7pm.

Ten’s Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club, which airs for an hour from 7.30pm, saw a boost in its audience from the night before up to 582,000 viewers, from 531,000 on Tuesday night. However it was beaten by Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, which ran from 8pm until 8.30pm, and was also beaten by a repeat of Nine’s RBT, which also airs in the 7.30 to 8.30pm timeslot, which managed to attract a metro audience of 694,000.

However it did manage to beat Seven’s Highway Patrol, also airing in the 7.30pm timeslot, which only managed to attract a metro audience of 477,000.

Ten followed up Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club with a new episode of Puberty Blues  at 8.30pm which got an improved 556,000 viewers, up from its smallest metro audience of 464,000 last week.

Last week’s episode of the second series of the local drama was watched by 160,000 viewers via catch up services.

Nine News won the night for the second night running with an audience of 1.201 million tuning in for the first half hour at 6pm, with the audience dropping away to 1.143 million.

Seven News, also airing from 6pm, was the second most watched news program however lagged behind it’s Nine rival with an audience of 1.084 million, which dropped away to 994,000 in its second half hour.

While Home and Away was the most watched non-news program for the night, it was beaten in its 7pm timeslot by Nine’s A Current Affair which delivered an audience of  997,000 metro viewers. Both beat the second half of Ten’s The Project, which from 7pm had an audience of 602,000.

Nine won the night with an audience share of 20.5 per cent with its closest rival Seven sitting on a share of 18.1 per cent. ABC1 beat Ten with an audience share of 12.9 per cent while Ten was slightly behind with a share of 12.6 per cent.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Nine News Nine 1.201m
  2. Nine News 6.30 Nine 1.143m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.084m
  4. A Current Affair Nine 997,000
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 994,000
  6. Home and Away Seven 895,000
  7. ABC News ABC1 886,000
  8. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell ABC1 760,000
  9. RBT – RPT Nine 694,000
  10. Hot Seat Nine 662,000
  11. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 655,000
  12. The Project 7PM Ten 602,000
  13. Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club Ten 582,000
  14. Puberty Blues Ten 556,000
  15. Spicks and Specks ABC1 504,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Nine 20.5%
  • Seven 18.1%
  • ABC1 12.9%
  • TEN 12.6%
  • ELEVEN 4.7%
  • GO! 4.5%
  • Gem 4.4%
  • 7mate 4.4%
  • 7TWO 4.0%
  • SBS ONE 3.9%
  • ABC2 3.7% 
  • ONE 2.3%
  • ABC3 1.3% 
  • ABC News 24 1.6%
  • SBS 2 0.9%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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