Gruen Planet finishes the right side of 1m

Gruen Planet walkingThe final episode of Gruen Planet snared over 1m viewers for ABC1 last night outrating the penultimate eviction night on Nine’s Big Brother.

Host Wil Anderson and the panel discussed ads for and against same sex marriage, the Queensland government campaign to crack down on bikies and ran a pitch on the evils of advertising.

Along with the second episode of Ja’mie: Private School Girl, ABC1 had the top two entertainment shows of the night, despite a decline of around 100,000 viewers from Ja’mie.

Meanwhile Nine’s Big Brother eviction of Ed Lower averaged 842,000 and was sixth in all programs. Just five contestants remain on the show now in its final stretch, with the final evictions and winner announcement next Wednesday.

Ten’s dating contest, The Bachelor, is also now in its final weeks, with heartthrob Tim Robards down to his final four women. OzTAM estimates the show’s metro audience was 649,000 viewers according to preliminary overnight ratings.

Seven’s top entertainment show was Home and Away with 820,000 viewers at 7pm while Slideshow averaged 626,000 at 7.30pm.

And Seven’s Sunrise held the lead in the morning battle with  370,000 viewers over 303,000 for Today. The race was closest in Sydney and Melbourne where each had a victory of around 1,000 viewers, with Today taking Sydney and Sunrise winning Melbourne.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Nine News Nine 1.027m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.015m
  3. Gruen Planet ABC1 1.004m
  4. Ja’mie: Private School Girl ABC1 880,000
  5. Today Tonight Seven 864,000
  6. Big Brother Nine 842,000
  7. A Current Affair Nine 822,000
  8. Home and Away Seven 820,000
  9. ABC News ABC1 764,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 739,000
  11. The Bachelor Australia TEN 649,000
  12. Hostages Nine 642,000
  13. Slideshow Seven 626,000
  14. ABC News Update ABC1 622,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 584,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Nine 20.0%
  • Seven 17.0%
  • ABC1 15.3%
  • TEN 12.5%
  • 7mate 5.7%
  • GO! 4.9%
  • SBS ONE 4.1%
  • 7TWO 4.0%
  • Gem 3.8%
  • ELEVEN 3.7%
  • ONE 3.0%
  • ABC2 2.9%
  • ABC News 24 1.4%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • SBS 2 0.5%
  • NITV 0.0%

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.

Megan Reynolds


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