Seven’s whodunnit: Where did City Homicide’s audience go?

Strong performances from Ten and the ABC impacted on Nine and Seven last night with Hey Hey it’s Saturday pulling in an average audience of 851,000 and the return of City Homicide attracting 936,000.  

Among Wednesday’s winners were Masterchef, on Ten, which attracted an average of nearly 2.2m metro viewers, and The Gruen Transfer which had one of its best results in any series, attracting just over 1.3m.

Hey Hey It’s Saturday, which will take a break after next week, pulled in 851,000, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam.

Concerningly for Seven, City Homicide’s new series failed to break the 1m mark. That marks a significantly lower debut than previous series. In 2007 the show opened with 1.65m; in 2008 1.61m ; and in 2009 it did 1.36m.

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 2.192m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.498m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.394m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.370m
  5. The Gruen Transfer ABC 1.341m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.237m
  7. Spicks and Specks ABC 1.230m
  8. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.125m
  9. ABC News ABC 1.075m
  10. Home and Away Seven 1.054m
  11. Lie to Me Ten 0.946m
  12. City Homicide Seven 0.936m
  13. The 7PM Project Ten 0.895m
  14. Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 0.851m
  15. World’s Strictest Parents: UK Seven 0.827m

Wednesday’s share:

  • Ten: 24.5%
  • Seven: 22.8%
  • Nine: 21.3%
  • ABC1: 16.0%
  • SBS1: 6.9%
  • GO!: 2.7%
  • ABC2: 2.0%
  • 7TWO: 1.9%
  • One: 0.9%
  • ABC3: 0.7%
  • SBS2: 0.4%

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