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Glee’s awful ratings hurt Mr and Mrs Murder debut for Ten

Ten’s suffered one of the worst rating prime time network shows of all time last night when Glee averaged just 269,000 metro viewers according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTAM.

The poor lead-in from Glee meant that the premiere of Ten’s new Australian drama Mr and Mrs Murder did well to recover to an average audience of 782,000. The drama featuring Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart peaked at 936,000 viewers.

However, Mr & Mrs Murder ran third in its timeslot both in all people and Ten’s key advertising demographics of 16-39 and 18-49. It was beaten by Nine’s Sandra Bullock movie The Blind Side and American military drama Last Resort on Seven.

However, the performance Mr and Mrs Murder could not be considered a disaster. It ran fifth for the night in 18-49-year-olds and sixth in 16-39s, it was 11th in total people .

A spokesman for Ten declined to comment on the future of Glee in the 7.30pm timeslot. Media analyst Steve Allen told Mumbrella he could not think of a prime time show that had rated worse than Glee, and he was confident it was in the top five worst weeknight performers since ratings began.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules dominated the night with 1.755m viewers. Nine’s The Block: All Stars rated 1.041m

Nine’s A Current Affair narrowly beat Seven’s Today Tonight nationally and in Melbourne and Sydney where new TT host Helen Kapalos fronts the program.

Ten ran fourth for the night with an overall audience share of 10.5 per cent per cent. Seven won with 26 per cent , Nine had 24.2 per cent, ABC1 12.3 per cent and SBS One 3.3 per cent.

Wednesday’s Top 15 shows
1. My Kitchen Rules – Seven – 1.755m
2. Nine News – Nine – 1.151m
3. Last Resort – Seven – 1.131m
4. Seven News – Seven – 1.101m
5. The Block – Nine – 1.041m
6. A Current Affair – Nine – 0.962m
7. Today Tonight – Seven – 0.951m
8. ABC News – ABC – 0.938m
9. Home and Away – Seven – 0.919m
10. The Blind Side – Nine – 0.841m
11. Mr and Mrs Murder – Ten – 0.782m
12. 7:30 – ABC – 0.720m
13. Ten News – Ten – 0.661m
14. QI – ABC – 0.643m
15. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell – ABC – 0.625m

Wednesday’s channel share:
Seven: 26.0%
Nine: 24.2%
ABC1: 12.3%
Ten: 10.6%
7TWO: 3.9%
7mate: 3.4%
Eleven: 3.4%
SBS1: 3.3%
GO!: 3.2%
Gem: 3.2%
ABC2: 2.6%
One: 1.6%
ABC3: 0.9%
ABC News 24: 0.9%
SBS2: 0.5%
NITV: 0.1%

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