Seven News narrowly beats Customs, but Nine wins the day

Nine’s Wednesday night ratings leader Customs was narrowly beaten into the number one spot by Seven’s evening news, but the channel still manged to take the overall ratings lead.  

Seven News attracted 1.26 million viewers, ahead of Customs with 1.259 million, according to overnight preliminary OzTam data in the main metropolitan markets.

In overall free-to-air TV viewing, Nine led with a 28.2 per cent share, followed by Seven with 26.2 per cent and Ten with 18.6 per cent.

In the 7:30pm slot, Seven’s RSPCA Animal Rescue led with 1.14 million, while Customs led at 8pm.

Meanwhile, Seven’s ICU, which after this week is being moved to a new, yet-to-be confirmed time slot, attracted 937,000. This was below the one million mark it premiered with earlier this month.

The return series of RPA on Nine it average 988,000 viewers, behind Seven’s Criminal Minds with 1.2 million.

Wednesday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 28.2%
  • Seven: 26.2%
  • Ten: 18.6%
  • ABC1: 14.6%
  • SBS1: 3.9%
  • GO!: 3.0%
  • 7TWO 2.5%
  • ABC2: 1.6%
  • One: 0.7%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • SBS2: 0.3%

Wednesday’s top rating shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.26m
  2. Customs Nine 1.259m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.23m
  4. Criminal Minds Seven 1.2m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.2m
  6. RSPCA Animal Rescue Seven 1.14m
  7. Spicks and Specks ABC 1m
  8. A Current Affair Nine 1m
  9. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1m
  10. Home and Away Seven 1m
  11. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1m
  12. Olympic Winter Games: Vancouver Gold Nine 1m
  13. RPA Nine 988,000
  14. ICU Seven 937,000
  15. ABC News ABC 883,000

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