Wednesday night proves to be a little more interesting than on first glance. Surveillance becomes Surveillance Oz (3rd – 1,051,000) and races up to be the highest non-News program for the night – what a difference two letters make. Gruen Planet (5th – 997,000) all but cracks one million again, and with The Hamster Wheel (12th – 843,000) almost beats Criminal Minds (9th – 949,000) for the 8:30pm timeslot. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings (17th – 619,000) lifts a little but struggles against the other 8:30pm offerings. Big Brother (11th – 895,000) gave Layla a car and a respectable average for the show across the 90 minutes though not good enough to win either of the major timeslots it occupied.
The second season of Kitchen Cabinet comes in fifth for the night in the digital multi-channel rankings with 227,000 – a solid result for a great program.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: Highway Patrol/Surveillance Oz – Ch7
8:30pm: Criminal Minds – Ch7
9:30pm: Criminal Minds (ep2 rpt) – Ch7
Channel 7 won the night (22.2%), followed by Channel 9 (19.6%), ABC1 (15%) & Channel 10 (9.7%).