Channel Nine’s Mornings has beaten rival The Morning Show across the five city metro market for the first time since it launched.
Mornings rated 141,000 and Seven’s The Morning Show rated 134,000, according to preliminary ratings from OzTAM.
The Nine show won in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane but lost in Adelaide and Perth.
Mornings launched in February with new hosts Sonia Kruger and David Campbell, taking over from previous host Kerri-Anne Kennerley who presented from October 2002 to November 2011. The debut of the relaunched show rated 104,000.
The last time Nine had a win across the five city metro market in the time slot was on 21 October 2008 with Mornings with Kerri-Anne rating 136,000 to The Morning Show’s 135,000.
Meanwhile, seasonal comedy A Moody Christmas produced respectable numbers for its ABC1 debut last night.
Airing at 8.30pm, the show, the first long form situation comedy from production company Jungleboys, rated 677,000, across the five city metro market, according to preliminary ratings from OzTAM.
The numbers were down by a third on Gruen Planet which rated 1.038m in the same timeslot last week, but are reasonable for a local sitcom.
The six-episode show which follows six consecutive Christmases in the Moody household was 14th for the night across total viewers.
Seven’s hour-long Criminal Minds, which also aired at 8.30pm, rated 970,000, Nine’s Big Fat Gypsy Wedding averaged 530,000 viewers, and Ten’s The Good Wife rated 478,000.
The final episode of Andrew Denton’s word-based quiz show Randling rated 434,000 at 9.30pm on ABC1. The show finishes with half the audience it debuted with on May 2 with 859,000.
Seven News won the night in total viewers rating 1.160m followed by Surveillance Oz, also on Seven, rating 1.089m. The fly-on-the-wall camera show was also the top program in 18-49 and 25-54 but was sixth in 16-39, where Big Brother was the top program.
It was a quieter night for Nine’s Big Brother, which rated 802,000 and 11th in total viewers. In 18-49 it was second for the night and in 25-54 it was third.
Ten’s teen musical drama Glee rated 598,000 and 17th in total viewers at 7.30pm. However it jumped substantially in the key advertising demos, rating second for the night in 16-39, sixth in 18-49 and eighth in 25-54.
Sunrise and Today had a tie in the battle for breakfast rating 354,000 while Ten’s Breakfast rated 53,000.
Seven won the night in channel share with 23% ahead of Nine’s 17.9%. ABC1 took a 14.5% share while Ten had an 11.4% share. SBS1 was seventh for the night on 4.5%.
Wednesday’s top 15 shows:
1. Seven News – Seven 1.160m
2. Surveillance Oz – Seven 1.089m
3. ABC News – ABC 1.072m
4. Nine News – Nine 1.065m
5. Highway Patrol – Seven 1.033m
6. A Current Affair – Nine 0.979m
7. Criminal Minds – Seven 0.970m
8. Today Tonight – Seven 0.936m
9. Home and Away – Seven 0.880m
10. 7:30 – ABC 0.834m
11. Big Brother – Nine 0.802m
12. QI – ABC 0.772m
13. Big Brother – Little Sister – Nine 0.688m
14. A Moody Christmas – ABC 0.677m
15. The Chaser: Hamster Wheel – ABC 0.671m
Wednesday’s channel share:
ABC News 24: 1.3%
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