TV viewers turn off across the channels on Wednesday

Ten’s Masterchef won Wednesday night’s TV ratings in an evening that saw a general decline in viewer numbers compared to the previous week.  

Masterchef pulled in 1.5m for Ten, compared to last Wednesday‘s 1.6m, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

On Nine, Hey Hey It’s Saturday fell again – from 1.2m to 1.1 – but was seventh biggest show of the night -the same as last week.

And Seven’s The Pacific was down from nearly 1.5m to 1.2m.

Meanwhile, despite Wednesday’s traditionally being a good night for the ABC, it struggled, with tabloid newspaper comedy Lowdown falling to 469,000 and ABC1 finishing with a 12.2% share.

Channel share:

  • Seven: 26.1%
  • Ten: 25.0%
  • Nine: 24.9%
  • ABC1: 12.2%
  • SBS1: 3.5%
  • GO!: 2.5%
  • 7TWO 2.3%
  • ABC2: 1.8%
  • ABC3: 0.6%
  • One: 0.6%
  • SBS2: 0.4%

Wednesday’s top rating shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.510m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.468m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.406m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.256m
  5. The Pacific Seven 1.229m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.191m
  7. Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 1.125m
  8. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.112m
  9. Dog Squad Seven 1.101m
  10. Home and Away Seven 1.021m

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