Wednesday Ratings | TRAVEL GUIDES goes big – pipping HARD QUIZ – as Seven wins the night


A consistent night from the Big Red Train™ makes all the difference.

Seven keeps it consistent in the early evening, with Home & Away (602,000) and Big Brother Australia (602,000) drawing exactly the same audience (even though the latter came third in total people and first in all the demos). A repeat of MOVIE: The Hangover Part III (237,000) kept a minimal audience later into the evening; enough to bring home the win.
Seven first in both primary (19.5%) and network (29.2%) rankings.

Nine start strong (though down on last night) with A Current Affair (705,000) and Travel Guides (662,000) taking out the 7:30pm timeslot. Doctor Doctor (399,000) swings up marginally, however US drama New Amsterdam (71,000) and Footy Classified (134,000) don’t offer much opposition.
Nine second in both primary (18.8%) and network (26.2%) rankings.

The ABC use the double of 7:30 (626,000) and Hard Quiz (661,000) to slide neatly into second place in the timeslot (644,000 average). Hard Quiz proving its mettle again. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (581,000) continues audience-less, with more incredible writing and performance, as the evening tapers through You Can’t Ask That (365,000), QI (234,000), and a repeat of The Set (89,000).
ABC third in primary (13.1%) and fourth in network (17.5%) rankings.

10 slide again with The Project (298,000 6:30pm; 487,000 7pm) dropping as the week progresses, and even MasterChef Australia (547,000) slips a little. It was fourth in the 7:30 timeslot. A double repeat of Bull (229,000; 168,000) seems almost pointless though it’s a good placeholder for the CBS drama.
10 fourth in primary (11.2%) and third in network (18.9%) rankings.

Repeats of Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (179,000) and The Secrets of Coca-Cola (174,000) start the night for SBS and offer little support to Bloodlands (82,000) later in the evening.
SBS fifth in both primary (4.8%) and network (8.1%) rankings.

16-39: Big Brother (162,000) wins this younger split, followed by MasterChef Australia, Nine News 6:30pm/6pm, and The Project 7pm.

18-49: Big Brother (275,000) leads a strong list of other programs, including Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, MasterChef Australia, and The Project 7pm.

25-54: Big Brother (305,000) takes the triple demo win, beating out Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and Seven News 6:30pm/6pm.

News of extending Lockdown #4 saw ABC News at Noon (223,000) jump with a significant Melbourne audience seeing to the win.

Sunrise (251,000)
The Today Show (204,000)
ABC Breakfast (201,000 (121,000 ABC; 80,000 ABC News))

All figures Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel 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.

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