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 2021. 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
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