Wednesday Ratings | TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES maintains the rage


The Bachelor Australia in all sorts of trouble.

The flurry of support for our Aussie athletes continues as we continue to win gold medals. Locked away the entire night: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Evening (7pm) (1,238,000), Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Night (8:30pm) (1,791,000), and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Late Evening (10pm) (964,000).
Seven first in both primary (40.7%) and network (53.7%) rankings.

Nine’s A Current Affair (668,000) their best by a long way, followed by repeats of Travel Guides (491,000) and MOVIE: Instant Family (174,000). The end of the Games can’t come quick enough.
Nine second in both primary (13.5%) and network (18.8%) rankings.

The ABC have a great Wednesday, with 7:30 (506,000) doing solid business but the return of Win The Week (280,000) didn’t light any fires. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (415,000) weaker than usual, however the finale next week should pick up. Rosehaven (337,000) returned Games-affected, and then repeats of Would I Lie To You? (194,000) and Staged (74,000) round out the night.
ABC third in primary (7.9%) and fourth in network (10.7%) rankings.

10 really struggling with The Project (288,000 6:30pm; 400,000 7pm) down and The Bachelor Australia (366,000) delivering its second-lowest numbers ever. A double repeat Bull (142,000; 109,000) does little to help its ratings woes.
10 fourth in primary (6.5%) and third in network (11.8%) rankings.

SBS continue their doco run during the Games with tales of Jackie Chan: Building An Icon (109,000) and Billy Graham (65,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (2.6%) and network (5%) rankings.

16-39: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12 – Night (400,000) strong, beating out the Evening and Late Night sessions, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.

18-49: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12 – Night (676,000) leads the Evening and Late Night Sessions, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.

25-54: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12 – Night (764,000) completes the trio of demo wins, ahead of the Evening and Late Night sessions, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12 – Evening Feed 2 (480,000) on 7mate blitzes the multi-channel field.

Sunrise (327,000)
The Today Show (226,000)
ABC Breakfast (214,000 (130,000 ABC; 84,000 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.

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