Small smiles at Ten this morning -- the metro audience for Wake Up picked up a fraction to average 44,000 from 6:30-8.30am (39,000 on Tuesday and 52,00 on debut Monday). Studio Ten averaged 48,000 in metro markets -- up from 45,000 on Tuesday -- but still under the 63,000 for the Monday launch. Ten's PR spin still talking about audience peak and reach -- the actual audience numbers must be embarrassing. Ten also did better in prime time last night, or rather the ABC came back to the field because Gruen Planet ended.

Nine's Big Brother ended last night and Nine won the night  in metro and regional markets (where it was much closer than in the metros). But it was hardly a night to celebrate as the metro ratings performance was sedate to say the least, compared with Seven's The X Factor or Nine's The Block. Big Brother Celebration averaged 1.474 million metro viewers and was the most watched program in metro markets followed by The Winner Announced with 1.398 million metro viewers and the Grand Final (all the stuff leading up to the announcement) averaged 1.131 million metro viewers.