Gruen Nation and The Hamster Decides deliver for ABC1

ABC1’s Gruen Nation and The Hamster Decides contributed to a 15 per cent share of the evening audience for the national broadcaster last network last night while Channel Ten saw a revival of MasterChef over Nine’s Big Brother.

However, ratings for Ten’s Sydney beach drama Wonderland declined of its debut from 948,000 last week to 769,000, taking it from fifth last week to eleventh for the night.

However the show continued to perform for the network in its key category of 25-54’s, where it was topped only by MasterChef. The cooking competition show ending this weekend had 910,000 total viewers in the five cities, making it seventh for the night.

ABC1’s Gruen Nation, was the third top program for the night with 1.045m viewers tuning in at 8.30pm, the same timelot as Ten’s Wonderland. 

The Hamster Decides, from The Chaser Team, had 815,000 viewers at 9.20pm following Gruen Nation and was first in its timeslot.

Nine’s Big Brother dropped to 740,000 metro viewers last night, making it thirteenth for the night and ninth among 25-54s.

The live debate between party leaders Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott, broadcast live on Seven’s digital channel 7Two from 6.30pm and followed by Seven News at Seven hosted by Melissa Doyle had 130,000 viewers.

Sky News’ broadcast of People’s Forum was coded into two timeslots which rated 85,000 and 80,000 viewers.

In the morning battle Seven’s Sunrise beat Channel Nine’s Today with 402,000 viewers over Today’s 321,000.

SBS1 had a particularly bad night for share, being beaten by at least one secondary channel from each of its rival networks.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1,195,000
  2. Nine News Nine 1,154,000
  3. Gruen Nation ABC1 1,045,000
  4. Today Tonight Seven 958,000
  5. A Current Affair Nine 952,000
  6. Slideshow Seven 935,000
  7. MasterChef Australia Ten 910,000
  8. Home and Away Seven 904,000
  9. The Hamster Decides ABC1 815,000
  10. ABC News ABC1 806,000
  11. Wonderland Ten 769,000
  12. QI Rpt ABC1 751,000
  13. Big Brother Nine 740,000
  14. ABC News Update ABC1 706,000
  15. Criminal Minds Seven 693,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Seven 20.0%
  • Nine 17.2%
  • ABC1 15.4%
  • Ten 14.8%
  • 7mate 4.8%
  • GO! 4.1%
  • 7TWO 3.7%
  • ELEVEN 3.6%
  • ABC2 3.4%
  • SBS ONE 3.3%
  • Gem 3.2%
  • ABC News 24 2.6%
  • ABC3 1.0%
  • ONE 2.1%SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.1%

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