Seven wins Wednesday night in absence of flagship reality shows

The TV ratings win for Wednesday went to Seven, buoyed by Seven News taking the title of most-watched show of the night (1.107m metro viewers) as well as Home and Away topping entertainment with 660,000 metro viewers.

With audiences aged16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, Ten’s Bondi Rescue and Nine News were the most-watched, with Bondi Rescue topping the 16-39s and Nine News the older two demos.

It was a good night for the ABC – the network topped the 7.30pm timeslot with 580,000 metro viewers tuning in for 7.30 followed by 475,000 for Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery. 517,000 watched The Weekly with Charlie Pickering followed by 356,000 for At Home Alone Together.

Nine’s evening entertainment of Kath and Kim brought in 333,000 for its first episode and 307,000 for the second. Ten’s second episode of Bondi Rescue brought in 433,000 metro viewers. Seven’s AFL panel show The Front Bar delivered 335,000 metro viewers at 9:15pm.

Seven held a 20.5% audience share for its primary channel and 28.9% as a network. Nine took second place for the night with 15.8% for its primary channel and 24.1% as a network. ABC was the third most-watched channel of the night with 13.4% ahead of Ten’s 11.0%, but Network Ten slipped ahead of ABC Network with 19.2% to 18.0%.

Flagship reality shows such as Seven’s Big Brother, Nine’s The Voice and Ten’s Masterchef did not air last night.


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