Wednesday Ratings | Big win for Kyrgios sees AUS OPEN triumph


The tennis came into its own as the ABC surged into second place in primetime… as both Seven and 10 falter.

A great night for Nine, with the Australian Open 2021 Night 3 (704,000) landing a clear win across the entire night. Add to that the Nick Kyrgios defeat of Ugo Humbert (690,000) reveals the match-focused audience within the broad brushstrokes of the 4-hour OzTAM coding. Nine first in both primary (26.2%) & network (34%) shares.

Wednesdays have quickly become a problem for Seven. Home and Away (510,000) delivering their strongest numbers is a clear indication, as Ambulance: Code Red (366,000) and double eps of The Bay (266,000; 229,000) do little to spark interest. Seven well off the pace in second for both primary (16.5%) & network (24%) shares.

On the other hand, the ABC is batting well above itself on Wednesdays as its line-up continues to land in a strong position across primetime. 7:30 (495,000) and Hard Quiz (598,000) – the highest-rating quiz show on TV – perform well, followed by a good but declining audience into the later evening through The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (507,000), Aftertaste (352,000), QI (233,000), and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (139,000). ABC third in both primary (12.5%) & network (17.5%) shares.

The Project (251,000 6:30pm; 429,000 7pm) ticks up a little for the second half hour for 10, however it appears they’ve not learned their lesson with a certain English chef. A double ep Jamie’s Easy Meals for Every Day (268,000; 217,000) delivered a criminally small audience at 7:30pm, and two episodes of US drama Bull (new 163,000; rpt 145,000) don’t lift it any. 10 in a deserved fourth place primary (8.2%) & network (15.9%) shares due to questionable programming choices. #JamieOliverDoesNotRate


Sunrise (,000)
The Today Show (,000)
ABC Breakfast (187,000 [113,000 ABC; 74,000 ABC News])

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

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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. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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