Ratings Megaweek Day 4: Nine’s Hey Hey loses out to Seven’s The Pacific

If Nine was hoping to repeat the 2m+ TV ratings it achieved for last year’s reunion of Hey Hey It’s Saturday it will have been disappointed – Wednesday night’s return of the Daryl Somers fronted show rated just 1.5m, finishing second to Seven’s Second World War blockbuster The Pacific.

However, despite Seven heavily promoting the Melbourne connections of its drama it was the only city where Hey Hey outrated The Pacific – by 603,000 to 509,000 –  according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

In its 7:30pm time slot Hey Hey also led, ahead of Seven’s Brace for Impact: Inside the Hudson Plane Crash and Ten’s The Biggest Loser: Couples.

The Pacific was the most-watched show among 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

In overall free-to-air TV viewing, Seven’s main channel led with a 31.5 per cent share, followed by Nine with 28.4 per cent and Ten with 16.6 per cent.

Wednesday’s most-watched shows:

  1. The Pacific Seven 1.593m
  2. Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 1.521m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.430m
  4. Seven News Seven 1.366m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.215m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.111m
  7. ABC News ABC 1.094m
  8. Home and Away Seven 1.073m
  9. Brace for Impact Seven 1.064m
  10. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.055m
  11. The Big Bang Theory – Episode 1 Nine 0.997
  12. The Biggest Loser Ten 0.969
  13. Ten News Ten 0.839
  14. So You Think You Can Dance Ten 0.832
  15. Spicks and Specks ABC 0.782

Wednesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 31.5%
  • Nine: 28.4%
  • Ten: 16.6%
  • ABC1: 12.5%
  • SBS1: 3.6%
  • GO!: 2.3%
  • 7TWO 2.2%
  • ABC2: 1.7%
  • One: 0.7%
  • ABC3: 0.3%
  • SBS2: 0.3%

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