Channel Seven’s standout Wednesday night line-up secured a winning audience share of 32.9 per cent – a 5.8 point lead on nearest rival Nine’s 27.1 per cent share. Seven leads the week-to-date with a 31.2 per cent progressive share.
SEVEN NEWS was the most-watched show on Wednesday around the country, attracting 1.507 million viewers. SEVEN NEWS was the number one news bulletin locally with 434,000 viewers tuning in for the headlines, beating National Nine News (341,000).
At 6.30pm, TODAY TONIGHT (437,000) presented by Matt White, dominated Nine’s A Current Affair (335,000). TODAY TONIGHT had 102,000 more viewers than A Current Affair on Wednesday and ranked third overall with 1.457 million viewers nationally.
CRIMINAL MINDS (467,000) continued its winning streak at 8.30pm, beating all competition. The ratings powerhouse beat Spicks and Specks on ABC (367,000), Ten’s House (269,000) and Nine’s Fringe (209,000).
At 8pm, MEDICAL EMERGENCY (363,000) fascinated viewers, finishing ahead of ABC’s The New Inventors (222,000) and cooking Jamie’s Ministry of Food (198,000) on Ten. MEDICAL EMERGENCY was among the Top Ten shows locally and ranked sixth overall with 1.318 million viewers.
CRASH INVESTIGATION UNIT (302,000) out-rated ABC’s The 7.30 Report (253,000) and Jamie’s Ministry of Food (198,000).
DEAL OR NO DEAL (212,000) hosted by Andrew O’Keefe, dealt a blow to Nine’s Antiques Roadshow (134,000) at 5.30pm.
Seven finished the night with a 32.9 per cent share to Nine’s 27.1 per cent, Ten’s 18.4 per cent, 17.7 per cent on ABC and 3.9 per cent on SBS.
Seven’s progressive share is 31.2 per cent – 4.9 points ahead of Nine’s 26.3 per cent, while Ten has 20.4 per cent, ABC 17.4 per cent and SBS 4.7 per cent.
TOP TEN PROGRAMS IN MELBOURNE – Wednesday 15 October, 2008
Source: Official OzTam Ratings