Wednesday Ratings | 7:30 and a repeat of HARD QUIZ lead; Nine takes the night

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MASTERCHEF: DESSERT MASTERS continues to perform well for 10.

Channel 9

Nine opened their account with A Current Affair (554,000) before a delayed broadcast of 2023 ARIA Awards (238,000) which had aired earlier live on Stan. Keeping the music theme running, a repeat of Ed Sheeran: Full Circle (136,000) pumped along, before dropping into a late-night new The Equalizer (77,000). Over on 9Gem ICC Cricket World Cup Semi-Final 1: India v New Zealand (226,000 S1; 232,000 Innings break; 94,000 S2) kept fans entertained.

Nine first in both primary (16.2%) and network (32.2%) rankings.

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Channel 7

Home & Away (431,000) and A Year on Planet Earth (236,000) kicked off Seven’s night better than last week, though still with a smaller-than-hoped-for audience. A double ep of Big Brother Australia (112,000; 86,000) continued its demise, before a new episode of The Amazing Race US (32,000) filled out the late night.

Seven second in both primary (15.5%) and network (26.1%) rankings.


7:30 (397,000) and a repeat of Hard Quiz (390,000) deliver a strong result for the ABC with the primetime win, followed by similar with Question Everything (358,000) and Australian Epic (210,000). Planet America (179,000) then folded into a repeat of QI (110,000) and new Adam Hills: The Last Leg (67,000).

ABC third in both primary (12.6%) and network (17.7%) rankings.

Channel 10

The Project (135,000 6:30pm; 220,000 7pm) continues its weekly slide before dropping into another almost-slot-winning episode of Dessert Masters (372,000). Afterwards a double ep premiere season three of My Life is Murder (166,000; 111,000) led into a repeat of The Secret She Keeps (42,000).

10 fourth in both primary (9.9%) and network (16.4%) rankings.

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A solid start for SBS with Meet the Neighbours (102,000) and Alone UK (53,000), which then bent into a repeat of Boeing’s Fatal Flaw (53,000).

SBS fifth in both primary (3.5%) and network (7.6%) rankings.


16-39: Nine News 6:30pm (66,000) led Seven News 6pm/6:30pm, Dessert Masters, and ICC Cricket World Cup Semi-Final 1: India v New Zealand – S1.

18-49: Dessert Masters (128,000) beat Seven News 6pm/6:30pm, Nine News 6:30pm, and Home and Away.

25-54: Seven News 6pm (168,000) was followed by Seven News 6:30pm, Nine News 6:30pm, Dessert Masters, and Nine News 6pm.


ICC Cricket World Cup Semi-Final 1: India v New Zealand – Innings Break (232,000) allows 9Gem to lead the multi-channel offerings.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm483,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm105,000116,000 6:30pm
93,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm799,000818,000 6pm
780,000 6:30pm
Nine News6pm-7pm648,000644,000 6pm
652,000 6:30pm
10 News First5pm-6:30pm176,000 5pm
130,000 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.


Sunrise 197,000
The Today Show 185,000
ABC Breakfast 146,000 (89,000 ABC; 57,000 ABC News)


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition (10) lifted 41% to 836,000; My Mum, Your Dad (Nine) lifted 45% to 658,000; and Big Bother Australia (Seven) lifted 51% to 487,000.

The BVOD best were Love Island Australia (254,000), Home and Away (148,000), My Mum, Your Dad (147,000), Big Brother Australia (118,000), 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 AustraliaNine351,000647
Big Brother AustraliaSeven487,00051
My Mum, Your DadNine658,00045
The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition10836,00041
Home and AwaySeven940,00026

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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