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Wednesday Ratings | Nothing beats a STATE OF ORIGIN decider

Origin brings the win home another trilogy of wins for Nine.

State of Origin Game 3 (1,882,000), understandably up on the previous two games, means a big win for Nine (and Queensland!). Add-in the Pre-Game (757,000) and Post-Game (769,000) and it’s no surprise Nine landed first by a sizeable margin in both primary (37.8%) and network (44.2%) shares.

A Home and Away (543,000) episode, a repeat of Inside the Queen Mary 2 (290,000) and a never-gonna-rate episode of Britain’s Got Talent (185,000) was a clear “we’re not even gonna attempt at competing” strategy by Seven. They still managed to slide into second just – thanks to their 6pm News – in both primary (13.1%) and network (19.5%) shares.

ABC maintained their entertainment schedule, and even though it’s up against one of the biggest Wednesdays of the year it paid off. 7:30 (571,000), Australia’s highest rating quiz show Hard Quiz (586,000), Gruen (591,000), Reputation Rehab (328,000) and Planet America (324,000) all performed well given the competition. ABC third in both primary (12.4%) and network (17.1%) shares.

The Project (261,000 6:30pm; 408,000 7pm) the best of a horrendously poorly-rating bunch. Two episodes of Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food (267,000; 212,000), followed by the season five premiere of Bull (141,000) and an ep of The Masked Singer USA (74,000) all rated so low they didn’t make the Top 20. 10 not even in the hunt, finishing fourth in both primary (6.4%) and network (12.1%) shares.

Heeler-watch™: Bluey (201,000 am; 139,000 pm) continues to do massive business and lead the multi-channel race unchallenged.

Sunrise (254,000) continues to win at breakfast, leading The Today Show (205,000) and ABC Breakfast (204,000 [123,000 ABC; 81,000 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
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