Wonderland season 2 debut draws just 519,000

The debut of the second season of Ten drama series Wonderland drew just 519,000 metro viewers last night, well down on its 2013 debut which last year drew 948,000 viewers.

The result meant Wonderland did not even make the top 20 for the network with it shows The Project, The Bachelor, Ten Eyewitness News and Family Feud outrating it, despite being in the 8.30pm slot.

The Block Glasshouse was the biggest non-news show of the night with its first show at 7.30pm getting 1.024m viewers. A second show broadcasting in Sydney and Melbourne, ahead of the Thursday night NRL, got 432,000 viewers from 8.30pm, against the launch of the ABC’s new comedy Utopia which drew a solid 778,000 viewers, and Wonderland. The other markets had two reruns of the Big Bang Theory for the hour.

Ten’s reality dating TV show The Bachelor last night drew 683,000 people down from 713,000 last week and 692,000 on its debut at 7.30pm. Seven had Border Security (975,000) and The Force (958,000) from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, and Criminal Minds at 8.30pm which had 837,000 viewers.

In the news stakes Nine News had 1.171m viewers while Seven News had 1.084m in its 6pm bulletin while in the second half Nine had 1.069m to Seven’s 967,000.

Nine won the night overall with a main channel audience share of 21.1 per cent. Seven had 20.9 per cent while the ABC buoyed by the performance of Utopia beat Ten with 13.0 peer cent to 12.5 per cent.

Nic Christensen

Top 15 shows
1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,171,000
2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,084,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,069,000
4 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE Network 9 1,024,000
5 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 987,000
6 SEVEN NEWS 6.30 Network 7 987,000
8 THE FORCE – BEHIND THE LINE Network 7 958,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 864,000
10 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 837,000
11 ABC NEWS Network ABC1 792,000
12 UTOPIA Network ABC1 778,000
13 ABC NEWS UPDATE Network ABC1 758,000
14 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 705,000

Audience Share
Network 9 21.1%
Network 7 20.9%
Network ABC1 13.0%
Network TEN 12.5%
Network 7TWO 5.7%
Network GO! 5.0%
Network SBS ONE 4.3%
Network 7mate 3.9%
Network ELEVEN 3.6%
Network Gem 3.2%
Network ABC2 2.5%
Network ONE 1.6%
Network ABC News 24 1.2%
Network ABC3 0.8%
Network SBS 2 0.8%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total audience share
Network 7 TTL 30.5%
Network 9 TTL 29.2%
Network TEN TTL 17.7%
Network ABC TTL 17.5%
Network SBS TTL 5.1%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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