Nine leads with Customs, while ABC1 strong among young viewers

While Nine took the Wednesday ratings lead with observational documentary Customs, ABC1 was strong among younger viewers thanks to its music game show Spicks and Specks and Hungry Beast.  

Customs was the most-watched show for the night with over 1.3 million viewers, according to preliminary overnight OzTam data in the main metro markets.

It was ahead of Seven’s Criminal Minds and evening news bulletin – both of which rated higher than the Nine program the previous Wednesday.

Meanwhile, ABC1’s evening news and Spicks and Specks made it on the top 15 most-watched list with over one million viewers respectively, while the Andrew Denton-produced Hungry Beast attracted 665,000.

The public broadcaster held its own among younger viewers, with Spicks and Specks the most-watched show among 16-39s, while Hungry Beast came in at ninth place.

Ten’s The Biggest Loser was the second most-watched program among 16-39s, while So you Think you Can Dance was fourth behind Seven’s Criminal Minds.

Wednesday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 27.6%
  • Seven: 27.0%
  • Ten: 17.8%
  • ABC1: 15.0%
  • SBS1: 3.8%
  • GO!: 3.1%
  • 7TWO 2.3%
  • ABC2: 1.7%
  • ABC3: 0.6%
  • One: 0.6%
  • SBS2: 0.5%

Wednesday’s top-rating shows:

  1. Customs Nine 1.309m
  2. Criminal Minds Seven 1.295m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.288m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.225m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.190m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.147m
  7. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.134m
  8. RPA Nine 1.066m
  9. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.057m
  10. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.007m
  11. ABC News ABC 1.006m
  12. Spicks and Specks ABC 1.002m
  13. Crash Investigation Unit Seven 0.989m
  14. Home and Away Seven 0.987m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.881m

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