The Circle overtakes KAK

TTen The Circle mumbrellaen’s play-the-long-game policy to its live shows yesterday jumped another hurdle with The Circle beating Nine’s Kerri-Anne Kennerley for the first time during a ratings period.

The Circle rated 100,000 viewers – its best apart from its Anzac Day episode – while KAK scored 97,000, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.  

However, both audiences combined were still only slightly more than Seven’s The Morning Show on 189,000.

A further blow for Nine came with Hey Hey It’s Saturday falling below 1m for the first time and drifting out of the night’s top ten shows.

The return of 20 To 01 also failed to fire for Nine, rating 861,000. Seven’s crime doco Police Under Fire struggled, with 817,000.

Ten – which also won the night – will have been happy with The 7PM Project’s 943,000, and particularly with its performance in the 16-39 demo, where it was fourth for the night, behind fellow Ten shows Masterchef and Lie to Me, and The ABC’s Spicks and Specks.

Wednesday night’s ratings share:

  • Ten: 26.2%
  • Nine: 24.8%
  • Seven: 23.0%
  • ABC1: 13.8%
  • SBS1: 5.0%
  • 7TWO: 2.0%
  • GO!: 2.0%
  • ABC2: 1.8%
  • One: 0.8%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • SBS2: 0.2%

Wednesday’s top TV shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.799m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.552m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.501m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.329m
  5. Spicks and Specks ABC 1.242m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.227m
  7. Lie To Me Ten 1.215m
  8. Border Security Seven 1.203m
  9. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.153m
  10. Home and Away Seven 1.056m
  11. ABC News ABC 1.023m
  12. Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 0.995m
  13. Surf Patrol Seven 0.966m
  14. The 7PM Project Ten 0.943m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.916m

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