Wednesday Ratings | AFL holds a season launch as MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT owns primetime


Seven’s split Wednesday to launch the AFL garners some interest though not enough to come close to Nine.

Nine’s Wednesday held together by A Current Affair (763,000) and Married At First Sight (1,030,000), which again did massive numbers – second highest this season.
Amazing Grace (415,000) down on previous weeks, though not critically so. New Amsterdam (64,000) completes the night. Nine first in both primary (25.5%) & network (33.5%) shares.

Honestly, with the AFL returning Seven’s Wednesday night is passing a mess nationally. Home and Away (511,000) got a single ep everywhere, and then an extra ep (no figures available) in MEL/ADL/PER only (SYD/BNE will get it tomorrow night). Border Security double (197,000; 144,000) was a SYD/BNE only, while 2021 AFL Season Launch (127,000) landed only in MEL/ADL/PER. The Front Bar (281,000) aired in all markets, though 8:30pm in MEL/ADL/PER and 11pm in SYD/BNE. Ambulance: Code Red (164,000) was the reverse – 8:30pm in SYD/BNE and 10pm in MEL/ADL/PER. A repeat of Born to Kill (121,000) landed in 9:30pm in SYD/BNE and 11pm in MEL/ADL/PER. KEEPING UP?! Glorious. Seven second in both primary (16.2%) & network (23.4%) shares.

Wednesday night on the ABC is continuing to do good business. 7:30 (600,000) and Hard Quiz (621,000) a strong second in the slot, the latter still the highest rating primetime game show in Australia. The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (544,000) gave a solid lead-in to new Aussie comedy Fisk (532,000).
A repeat of Why Are You Like This (159,000), then a new ep of QI (143,000), then a repeat of Staged (51,000) finished out the night. ABC third in both primary (13.7%) & network (18.6%) shares.

The Project (264,000 6:30pm; 423,000 7pm) held together 10’s patchy Wednesday. The Cube Australia (317,000) is finding its audience is vanishing faster than one of its challenges. A new and repeat ep of Bull (201,000; 159,000) offer zero competition. 10 fourth, deservedly so, in both primary (9.2%) & network (16.4%) shares.


Sunrise (248,000)
The Today Show (193,000)
ABC Breakfast (178,000 [108,000 ABC; 70,000 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
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