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Gruen again delivers for ABC as Farmer Wants A Wife helps Nine to win

Seven had some of the biggest shows but Nine won the ratings night on Wednesday as ABC1’s impact faded slightly on the previous week.  

Nine’s win, which saw the channel pull in a 26.4% share, was powered by The Farmer Wants A Wife, which pulled in just over 1.3m, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

Meanwhile, World’s Strictest Parents, which averaged  nearly 1.4m was Seven’s best performer.

Gruen Nation, offering an adland insight into the election, was again a strong performer for the ABC averaging 1.5m viewers, slightly down on last week when it led ABC1 to the top three slots. Spicks and Specks and The Chaser’s Yes We Canberra both faded slightly on last week.

ABc1 pushed Ten – which is averaging less than 20% for the ratings week to date – into fourth place for the night.

Wednesday’s top 15:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.526m
  2. Gruen Nation ABC 1.503m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.490m
  4. World’s Strictest Parents Seven 1.382m
  5. Spicks and Specks ABC 1.366m
  6. The Farmer Wants A Wife Nine 1.343m
  7. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.337m
  8. Nine News Nine 1.314m
  9. Yes We Canberra ABC 1.297m
  10. A Current Affair Nine 1.255m
  11. Hot Property Nine 1.199m
  12. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.182m
  13. Home and Away Seven 1.092m
  14. ABC News ABC 1.051m
  15. The Simpsons – 8:00pm Ten 0.956m

Wednesday’s nightly share:

  • Nine: 26.4%
  • Seven: 23.6%
  • ABC1: 20.1%
  • Ten: 17.5%
  • SBS1: 3.9%
  • GO!: 2.7%
  • 7TWO: 2.0%
  • ABC2: 1.8%
  • One: 0.8%
  • ABC3: 0.7%
  • ABC News 24: 0.3%
  • SBS2: 0.3%
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