Wednesday Ratings | GRUEN wins; ARIA Awards crash and burn


Lowest rating ARIAs ever crushes Nine’s chance of a win this Wednesday.

It’s only Seven’s News product that gets them across the line, as nothing they run after 7pm wins the timeslot. Home and Away (550,000) a repeat of Highway Patrol (461,000), and Britain’s Got Talent (244,000) all well behind. Seven first in both primary (18.3%) and network (28.8%) shares.

Nine struggle out of the gate. While their News numbers were soft, A Current Affair (629,000) did win the timeslot though not as big as usual. The 2020 ARIA Awards (287,000) serve up their lowest rating broadcast ever. The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story (166,000), oft-repeated, and buried late. Nine places second in both primary (16.1%) and network (25.1%) shares.

The ABC won everything from 7:30 (631,000) onwards. Hard Quiz (670,000) almost pipped Gruen (678,000) to win the night. Reputation Rehab (381,000) criminally underappreciated. Adam Hills: The Last Leg (206,000) almost unknown. ABC third in both primary (15.5%) and network (20.5%) shares.

The Project (267,000 6:30pm; 415,000 7pm) continues to haemorrhage viewers. Jamie’s Easy Meals for Every Day (311,000; 262,000) didn’t bother to attract viewers. New Bull (191,000) then a repeat (147,000) almost doesn’t have any viewers, and The Masked Singer USA (60,000) could barely say it had viewers. 10 fourth in both primary (9%) and network (17.3%) shares.

Heeler-watch™: Bluey (170,000 am; 155,000 pm) continues to entertain as the masses wait for a new episode (Wed 1 Dec for the Christmas special). It was pipped by a repeat of NCIS (177,000) on 10 Bold.

Sunrise (288,000) leads through the week, ahead of The Today Show (198,000) and ABC Breakfast (195,000 [125,000 ABC; 70,000 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.

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