Wednesday Ratings | FARMER WANTS A WIFE runs hot as Nine steals the night


Just like the rugby result Nine take the win unexpectedly.

A Current Affair (752,000) slips slightly for Nine, and a special Australian Ninja Warrior – Record Breakers (659,000) also drops from the big result the night before.
Not enough people are scared enough of escalators to watch Deadly Drops (120,000),
mainly because they were over on 9Gem watching the Wobblies sneak a win over France.
Nine first in both primary (20.5%) and network (31.2%) rankings.

Home and Away (657,000) improves a little on last night, as does Farmer Wants A Wife (685,000)–number one in the 7:30pm timeslot by a reasonable stretch. Then, depending on where you are in the country depends on which order you got the following shows in: 10 Years Younger in 10 Days (171,000), a repeat of Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (56,000), and The Front Bar (330,000), the latter down ever so slightly on last week.
Seven second in both primary (20%) and network (27.3%) rankings.

The Project (304,000 6:30pm; 465,000 7pm) lifts by a wafer on 10, followed by MasterChef Australia (603,000) which drops by a similar amount. Double repeat episodes of US drama Bull (226,000; 176,000) complete the night.
10 third in both primary (10.9%) and network (18.1%) rankings.

7:30 (552,000) also slips for the ABC, however Win The Week (345,000) is now nose-diving as Hard Quiz fans ramp up their call for its return. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (500,000) lifts slightly through no help from its lead-in. Starstruck (174,000), Superwog (100,000), and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (90,000)-all down on last week-complete Aunty’s night.
ABC fourth in both primary (9.4%) and network (13.8%) rankings.

A repeat of Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (189,000) starts SBS’s night, however it is all about the Tour de France live (stage 11) (210,000; 92,000 late).
SBS fifth in both primary (6.6%) and network (9.6%) rankings.

16-39: MasterChef Australia (154,000) beat out Nine News 6:30pm/6pm, Australian Ninja Warriors – Record Breakers, and Seven News 6pm.

18-49: Nine News 6pm (295,000) came out on top against Nine News 6:30pm, Seven News 6pm, MasterChef Australia, and Australian Ninja Warriors – Record Breakers.

25-54: Nine News 6pm (361,000) lands first, ahead of Nine News 6:30pm, Seven News 6pm/6:30pm, and MasterChef Australia.

Rugby 2021: Wallabies v France (323,000) on 9Gem stood up for the win in the multi-channel race.

Sunrise (277,000)
The Today Show (220,000)
ABC Breakfast (198,000 (117,000 ABC; 81,000 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

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2021. 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.

Steve Molk
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