Mine rescue good for TV ratings

Seven’s extended coverage of the Chilean mine rescue delivered the network a ratings boost in its mid-morning programming on Wednesday.

The station dropped The Morning Show and stayed on air with Sunrise, delivering an audience of 262,000, up about 40% on a typical day.

Meanwhile, Ten’s audience for The Commonwealth Games was disappointing, even taking into account it being simulcast on digital sports channel One. It delivered an average 498,000 in early primetime and 513,000 in late primetime, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam.

For Nine, The Block delivered a consistent 1.162m.

Wednesday’s top rating shows

  1. Seven News Seven 1.401m
  2. The Force Seven 1.357m
  3. Border Security Seven 1.330m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.306m
  5. The Block Nine 1.162m
  6. Nine News Nine 1.121m
  7. ABC News ABC 1.056m
  8. A Current Affair Nine 0.994m
  9. Home and Away Seven 0.957m
  10. RPA Nine 0.932m
  11. Two and a Half Men Nine 0.920m
  12. City Homicide – Episode 1 Seven 0.875m
  13. Ten News Ten 0.832m
  14. The 7:30 Report ABC 0.754m
  15. The Librarians ABC 0.726m

Wednesday’s channel share

  • ABC1: 13.0%
  • Seven: 24.5%
  • Nine: 22.9%
  • Ten: 13.7%
  • SBS1: 3.3%
  • ABC2: 1.6%
  • ABC3: 0.7%
  • ABC News 24: 1.0%
  • 7TWO: 2.9%
  • 7mate: 3.8%
  • GO!: 4.3%
  • Gem: 2.0%
  • One: 5.3%
  • SBS2: 0.9%

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