Seven’s Beach Cops leads entertainment, but Ten’s Bachelorette tops the demos on Wednesday

Seven’s Beach Cops was the most watched entertainment show of Wednesday night, attracting a higher audience than Ten’s Bachelorette Australia.

The program ran from 8:00pm and pulled in a metro audience of 629,000, with its biggest audience coming from Melbourne. When adding in regional figures, that number rose to 1.053m. Despite starting later than Ten’s Bachelorette, it was still enough for the program to slip ahead.

Ten’s Bachelorette Australia averaged just 622,000 metro viewers from 7:30pm and from a national perspective had an audience of 791,000.

Seven’s Beach Cops had a larger audience than Ten’s Bachelorette

Seven’s Highway Patrol, which ran till 8pm, captured an audience of 594,000 metro viewers and 946,000 nationally. However Ten took the lead among the key advertising demographics, with Bachelorette Australia topping the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. Playing For Keeps came in second in the two younger demographics.

In the absence of The Block, Nine ran two episodes of Young Sheldon in the earlier time slot, which attracted metro audiences of 582,000 and 528,000 respectively. Nationally, the episodes averaged 839,000 and 765,000.

ABC show Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell attracted the largest metro audience in the later time slot, with 616,000 viewers. Nationally, the episode captured 890,000.

The show was up against Ten’s Australian drama Playing For Keeps, Nine’s Manifest and Seven’s 9-1-1. According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings, Playing For Keeps pulled in 463,000 while Manifest achieved 464,000. Seven’s 9-1-1 had the biggest audience from the commercial free to air networks in the later time slot, with 559,000 metro viewers.

In news and current affairs, Seven nabbed a win off Nine, with 1.003m viewers for the 6pm news bulletin. Nine News’ metro audience was 873,000.

The win in news and the traction from Beach Cops, Home and Away and Highway Patrol helped Seven to a 21.2% main channel share lead over the other channels. Nine finished on a 17.7% share while Ten’s share was 12.8%. ABC and SBS had shares of 11.6% and 5.1% respectively. Seven also won the evening from a network perspective, at 30.2%. It beat Nine Network’s 26.1% share and Network Ten’s 19%.


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