Wednesday Ratings | GRUEN just good enough to topple THE BLOCK

Nine forge ahead in a week that is largely one-way traffic to make benefit new glorious nation of Denison St.

Nine’s Wednesday schedule leading with The Block (762,000) into Australian Crime Stories (333,000) and then a Nine News special Claremont: Catching a Killer (171,000) put them streets ahead of their commercial rivals from 7:30pm.

But it was ABC’s Gruen (787,000) that pipped Nine’s reality flagship at the post, and it should be noted the new episode of the new season of children’s animated monster-ratings-machine Bluey (343,000) did better than every program on commercial TV after 8:30pm.

The best 10 could offer was The Bachelorette Australia (487,000) followed by a double-ep repeat of Bull (232,000; 183,000), and even that wasn’t competitive.

Similarly, a double repeat of Highway Patrol (397,000; 372,000) and a repeat showing of DC superhero flick Justice League (264,000) on Seven meant they were never in the hunt after 7pm.

Hard Quiz (688,000) – still the highest rating quiz show on TV – along with Gruen, the premiere of Reputation Rehab (567,000), and Planet America (476,000) make for a consistently massive Wednesday light entertainment line-up for Aunty.

Gogglebox Australia (152,000) continues to be the best thing Foxtel has to offer on a Wednesday evening (Farewell, and we’ll see you again in 2021).

Sunrise (269,000) wins again ahead of The Today Show (210,000) and ABC Breakfast (193,000 [129,000 ABC; 64,000 ABC News]).

All ratings data listed is Five City Metro, overnights only.

Data© OzTAM Pty Limited 2020. 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.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & SVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. | Call/Text 0401 709 405

Similar Articles


We Want To Hear From You


Follow US



Andy Lee to front THE CUBE AUSTRALIA on 10

Superstar funny man and poster boy for good old-fashioned Aussie humour, Andy Lee, will host The Cube Australia, when it premieres in early 2021 on Network 10.

We re-visit THE UNDOING and prep you for a big Summer of TV – Merry Christmas! | TV Bingebox S01 finale

2020 has been a massive year - join your Bingeboxers Jo, Dan, Brooky and Molk as we rip into the year that was *and* re-visit THE UNDOING now the finale has aired


The 30-minute Christmas special features Salvation Army ambassador Samantha Jade, AFL legend and S.T.A.N.D. ambassador Adam Goodes and Better Homes and Gardens chef Fast Ed, as they partnered with The Salvos to give back at Christmas.

Monika Kos joins 9 News Perth for a new 5pm bulletin

One of Perth's most trusted and experienced media stalwarts, Monika Kos, is joining 9News to front a new live and local one-hour bulletin at 5pm, commencing next Monday, December 7.

Jury announced for inaugural AIDC awards

AIDC is pleased to announce the members of the jury, including international decision makers from IDFA, Tribeca Film Festival, The Guardian (UK), Wall to Wall and Beach House Pictures, who will decide the winners of the inaugural AIDC Awards.

Support TV Blackbox by using our partners