Wednesday Ratings | HARD QUIZ triumphs as ABC smash their commercial rivals


The tennis is getting to the business end of the tournament, but with all Aussies out it’s all the way with Aunty on Wednesdays.

A solid night for the Australian Open 2021 Night 10 (616,000), though a cry of thousands of Aussies rang out earlier in the day as Ash Barty was defeated in her quarter-final match. In the evening break-up, the Stefanos Tsitsipas/Rafael Nadal match (613,000) kept viewers captivated across five sets. Nine take the win in both primary (26.2%) & network (34.6%) shares.

Nothing good for Seven after their primetime ‘high point’ of Home and Away (537,000). Ambulance: Code Red (348,000) isn’t even in the game, and the double-ep launch of The Bay (242,000; 196,000) barely bumped. Criminal Confessions (92,000) late night fare at best. Seven second in both primary (15.5%) & network (23.2%) shares.

The ABC’s Wednesday night line-up reinforces it’s the one to watch for entertainment. 7:30 (590,000) paired with Australia’s highest rating game show Hard Quiz (684,000) easily won the first hour, and then The Weekly With Charlie Pickering (554,000) and Aftertaste (314,000) the second. A double ep repeat of Why Are You Like This (132,000; 67,000) and a repeat of Adam Hills: The Last Leg (61,000) rounded out the late evening’s entertainment. ABC third in both primary (12.8%) & network (17.4%) shares.

Dismal effort from 10. The Project (272,000 6:30pm; 437,000 7pm) as their high point, though down on earlier eps this week, was effectively scuttled by a dire double ep of Jamie’s Easy Meals for Everyday (271,000; 233,000). Add to that a double repeat of Bull (179,000; 198,000) looked to keep nobody happy. 10 fourth in both primary (8.8%) & network (16.5%) shares. #JamieOliverDoesNotRate


Sunrise (274,000)
The Today Show (198,000)
ABC Breakfast (187,000 [109,000 ABC; 78,000 ABC News])

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

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

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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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