Seven wins Voiceless night as Ten returns to third place

OffspringA night without The Voice propelled Ten’s Masterchef and Offspring into the top ten programs, and gave the network a healthy 15.3 per cent audience share, just behind Nine for the evening.

Nine moved new show When Love Comes to Town to the 7.30pm timeslot, but it dropped 220,000 viewers on its second outing for the network, and was unable to fill the gap left by The Voice.

Seven won the night comfortably with a 23.2 per cent share to rival Nine’s 17.6 per cent, while the ABC which dropped to 9.8 per cent after it managed to place two of its shows, Masterchef and Offspring in the top ten.

Seven News took the number one spot with 1.337 million viewers tuning in for the first half-hour, followed by its flagship reality program House Rules on 1.272 million.

Seven’s combined Seven News/Today Tonight format took the third spot with 1.203 million viewers.

Nine was left with the fourth spot for Nine News at 6pm on 1.149 million viewers, Nine News 6.30 on 1.103 million at number five and 7pm A Current Affair at number six, holding off Seven’s Home and Away which got 951,000 for the night, a jump up from 895,000 last week when it dropped out of the top ten.

The troubled Ten Network’s Masterchef on at 7.30pm against House Rules came in at number eight with 928,000, up from 893,000 last week, and Offspring starting at 8.30pm at number nine with 817,000, down from 927,000 on its debut last week, but still won its timeslot, with Nine’s new reality show When Love Comes to Town dropping to 647,000 viewers from 7.33pm – 9.00pm, after debuting to 868,000 on Tuesday night.

Comedian Chris Lilley’s Jonah From Tonga on ABC did not fare well, pulling in just 348,000 which left it languishing at number 30 in the rankings at 9pm. However, this is after the ABC released the entire six-episode series on its iView streaming service prior to broadcast where it attracted 551,000 views – becoming the most watched program ever on the platform.

Of the digital channel’s ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom ranked first with 331,000 across the five metro areas.

Wednesday’s top 15

1. Seven News Seven 1.337m
2. House Rules Seven 1.272m
3. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1.203m
4. Nine News Nine 1.149m
5. Nine News 6.30 Nine 1.103m
6. A Current Affair Nine 1.07m
7. Home and Away Seven 951,000
8. Masterchef Ten 928,00
9. Offspring Ten 817,000
10. Million Dollar Minute Seven 791,000
11. The Blacklist Seven 765,000
12. ABC News ABC1 762,000
13 7.30 ABC1 681,00
14. THE PROJECT 7PM Ten 652,000
15. The Hot Seat Nine 652,000

Wednesday’s share

Seven 23.2%
Nine 17.6%
Ten 15.3%
ABC1 9.8%
ABC2 3.7%
ABC3 1.1%
ABC News 24 1.2%
7TWO 3.4%
7mate 4.6%
GO! 4.8%
Gem 3.7%
One 2.3%
Eleven 3.6%
SBS ONE 4.5%
SBS 2 1.0%
NITV 0.2%


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