Seven wins Wednesday night despite prominence of ABC programming

Seven led OzTAM’s overnight ratings on Wednesday, thanks to the prominence of its news offering and true life programs.

The channel finished with a 21.2% share, beating Nine’s 17.6%, ABC’s 14.6%, Tens 9.5% and SBS’ share of 4.7%.

Seven News was the most watched show of the night

From a network perspective, Seven extended that lead to 30.8%, beating Nine’s 25.9%, Network Ten’s 15.9%, ABC Network’s 19.9% and SBS Network’s 7.6%.

Seven’s most watched program was the 6pm news bulletin, with a metro audience of 911,000. Seven’s 6pm bulletin was more popular than Nine News in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Nine News had a total metro audience of 839,000.

Nationally, the two audiences were 1.423m and 1.102m.

Border Security: Australia’s Front Line was the most watched program for Seven with a metro audience of 642,000, while Seven’s Emergency Call and 9-1-1 pulled in metro audiences of 624,000 and 548,000. Border Security also topped all key advertising demographic – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Nationally, Border Security achieved 963,000 viewers.

But no program was able to attract the metro audiences of the ABC’s Hard Quiz and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell. The two shows captured audiences of 741,000 and 683,000 respectively, leading the TV ratings from an entertainment perspective.

Nationally, Hard Quiz grew to 1.034m while Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell pulled in 958,000.

ABC’s Tomorrow Tonight, which ran from 9pm, managed 457,000.

Nine ran Young Sheldon in the earlier time slot, which achieved 547,000 metro viewers and 447,000 respectively. The Big Bang Theory, which followed and ran against Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, attracted metro audiences of 466,000 and 448,000 for the two half-hour shows.


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