The Following wins prime time crime night

kevin bacon the followingWednesday night’s three-way criminology battle saw Nine finish with its nose in front as its Kevin Bacon serial killer drama The Following rated 816,000 metro viewers, just ahead of Seven’s Criminal Minds (778,000).

Ten’s Mr & Mrs Murder averaged 463,000 viewers according to overnight preliminary ratings from OzTAM.

Earlier in the night, the two-way battle between The Voice and My Kitchen Rules again went the way of the singing show. Nine’s The Voice averaged 1.996m metro viewers compared to MKR’s 1.405m, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTAM.

Ten’s Modern Family was less competitive, rating 306,000.

Nine won the night with a strong 29.3 per cent share. Seven was on 22.4 per cent.

ABC1 – which saw Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell rate 571,000 and Tractor Monkeys rated 371,000 – had a share of 10.3 per cent.

Ten delivered a 9.4 per cent share.

In the key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 amd 25-54, The Voice and MKR were in the top two slots.

In the morning battle, Nine’s Today (359,000) finished just ahead of Seven’s Sunrise (355,000). Meanwhile, Seven’s The Morning Show (153,000) got back out ahead of Mornings on Nine (129,000).

Wednesday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Voice Nine 1.996m
  2. My Kitchen Rules Seven 1.405m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.293m
  4. A Current Affair Nine 1.182m
  5. Seven News Seven 1.154m
  6. Today Tonight Seven 0.939m
  7. Home and Away Seven 0.860m
  8. ABC News ABC 0.855m
  9. The Following Nine 0.816m
  10. Criminal Minds Seven 0.778m
  11. Hot Seat Nine 0.683m
  12. Ten News Ten 0.683m
  13. 7:30 ABC 0.639m
  14. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell ABC 0.571m
  15. Deal or No Deal Seven 0.490m

Wednesday’s network share:

  • Nine: 29.3%
  • Seven: 22.4%
  • ABC1: 10.3%
  • Ten: 9.4%
  • 7mate: 4.1%
  • 7TWO: 3.9%
  • SBS1: 3.9%
  • GO!: 3.6%
  • Gem: 3.6%
  • Eleven: 2.9%
  • ABC2: 2.5%
  • One: 1.9%
  • ABC News 24: 0.9%
  • ABC3: 0.6%
  • SBS2: 0.6%
  • NITV: 0.1%

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