Wednesday Ratings | 7:30, HARD QUIZ, QUESTION EVERYTHING, and AUSTRALIAN EPIC lift the ABC

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The ABC have a ripper night as their Comedy Wednesday dominates.

Channel 9

Nine are continuing to meander in the primetime ratings race after A Current Affair (635,000), as My Mum, Your Dad (347,000) lifted significantly though is finding itself still in a distant third. Luxe Listings Sydney (162,000) led the later night with a smaller audience (though couldn’t beat the ABC’s offering), before
Botched (108,000) and The Equalizer (51,000) round out the schedule.

Nine first in both primary (18.3%) and network (27.4%) rankings.

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Channel 7

After Home & Away (460,000) Seven are continuing to find audiences are not tuning in for the ‘sexy’ new format of Big Brother Australia (211,000), down again on the diminishing ratings this week and can’t get out of fourth in primetime. The move to 8:30pm isn’t going to help at all. It meant A Year on Planet Earth (143,000) shrank, The Amazing Race US (67,000) lifted, and A Friend of the Family (28,000) drew a smaller audience than the Network would usually pull in the later night.

Seven second in both primary (15.8%) and network (24.7%) rankings.


7:30 (484,000) and repeat of Hard Quiz (486,000) kicked off the ABC’s night with a win in primetime, before Question Everything (429,000) and the premiere of Australian Epic (285,000) easily took first in the later slot. Planet America (19,000) drew the audience into the later night, followed by repeats of QI (136,000) and The Line of Beauty (26,000).

ABC fourth in both primary (14.2%) and network (21.1%) rankings.

Channel 10

10 saw The Project (174,000 6:30pm; 275,000 7pm) remain elevated ahead of the second last episode of the successful The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition (447,000), which as unceremoniously pushed into second place in a race with the ABC. A repeat of MOVIE: Ride Like A Girl (206,000) failed to keep most of the lead-in audience, before the season one finale of So Help Me Todd (61,000).

10 fourth in both primary (12.1%) and network (19.1%) rankings.

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Meet the Neighbours (101,000) finished up on SBS, and set the platform for Alone UK (60,000) and Significant Other (35,000).

SBS fifth in both primary (3.4%) and network (7.7%) rankings.


16-39: Nine News 6:30pm (95,000) led Nine News 6pm, Seven News 6:30pm, The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition, and A Current Affair.

18-49: Seven News 6:30pm (164,000) beat The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition, Nine News 6:30pm, Seven News 6pm, and Nine News 6pm.

25-54: Seven News 6:30pm (226,000) was followed by Seven News 6pm, The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition, and Nine News 6:30pm/6pm.


Hey Duggee – AM (112,000) brings home another multi-channel win for ABC Kids/TV Plus.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm532,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm125,000133,000 6:30pm
117,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm872,000873,000 6pm
870,000 6:30pm
Nine News6pm-7pm745,000732,000 6pm
757,000 6:30pm
10 News First5pm-6:30pm181,000 5pm
132,000 6pm

SBS World News averaged ((6:30pm+7pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.
Seven News/Nine News figures averaged ((6pm+6:30pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.


The Today Show 239,000
Sunrise 211,000
ABC Breakfast 61,000 (100,000 ABC; 61,000 ABC News)


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: SAS Australia (Seven) lifted 33% to 747,000; The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition (10) lifted 50% to 661,000; and My Mum, Your Dad (Nine) lifted 39% to 515,000.

The BVOD best were Love Island Australia (226,000), Home and Away (137,000), My Mum, Your Dad (128,000), and The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition (106,000).

Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Love Island AustraliaNine401,000218
The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition10661,00050
My Mum, Your DadNine515,00039
SAS AustraliaSeven747,00033
Home and AwaySeven885,00028

Primary Channels, Multi-Channels, Shares, Subscription TV, Key Demos, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2023. 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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