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Wednesday Ratings | 7:30 and a repeat of HARD QUIZ again own primetime; Nine/Seven share the spoils

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Seven’s poor primary channel Wednesday only eclipsed by 10’s abysmal showing.

Channel 9

A big win for A Current Affair (561,000) again for Nine, with some continued reliability for Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo (388,000). This was followed by the FTA premiere of Clarkson’s Farm (285,000) which pulled a reasonable audience landing in second place in the slot, followed by Luxe Listings Sydney (117,000) and The Equalizer (47,000).

Nine first in primary (19.6%) and second in network (28.5%) rankings.

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Channel 7

The 2023 finale of Home & Away (395,000 90 min special 7pm-8:30pm) brought home a reasonable second place for Seven in the timeslots, which all-but vanished as the night ran into a double ep of Big Brother (138,000; 97,000), and then The Amazing Race US (32,000).

Seven second in primary (17.9%) and first in network (29.1%) rankings.


7:30 (448,000) and a repeat of Hard Quiz (423,000) delivered a solid win for the ABC in primetime, as did Question Everything (382,000) and Australian Epic (220,000) in the later slot. Planet America (191,000) pulled audiences through to the later portion of the night, followed by a repeat of QI (131,000) and new Adam Hills: The Last Leg (91,000).

ABC third in both primary (14.3%) and network (19.7%) rankings.

Channel 10

The Project (148,000 6:30pm; 228,000 7pm) dropped away on last night’s high, and delivered a first run comedy special Adam Hills: Grow Another Foot (148,000) that didn’t really pull a huge group of viewers. A repeat of Law & Order: SVU (118,000) was pushed in front of the start of the burning off of My Life Is Murder (88,000; 56,000), which was wedged in win with a double episode.

10 fourth in both primary (6.9%) and network (13.8%) rankings.

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A night of solid drama and intrigue on SBS, that started with IKEA: How Do They Really Do It? (182,000), ran through Alone UK (60,000), and finished with another stunning ep of Fargo (54,000).

SBS fifth in both primary (4.6%) and network (8.9%) rankings.


16-39: Nine News 6:30pm (97,000) beat Nine News 6pm, A Current Affair, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.

18-49: Nine News 6:30pm (141,000) led Seven News 6pm/6:30pm, Nine News 6pm, and A Current Affair.

25-54: Nine News 6:30pm (192,000) delivers the triple-demo win, followed by Seven News 6pm, Nine News 6pm, Seven News 6:30pm, and A Current Affair.


Lewis – PM (105,000) brings home the multi-channel win for 7TWO.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm569,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm119,000123,000 6:30pm
115,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm823,000849,000 6pm
796,000 6:30pm
Nine News6pm-7pm725,000705,000 6pm
744,000 6:30pm
10 News First5pm-6:30pm192,000 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 219,000
The Today Show 191,000
ABC Breakfast 158,000 (102,000 ABC; 56,000 ABC News)


One change to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo (Nine) lifted 13% to 540,000; A Year On Planet Earth (Seven) lifted 8% to 460,000; and Mirror Mirror: Are You Well? part 1 (10) lifted 12% to 414,000.

The BVOD best were Love Island Australia (265,000), Home and Away (143,000), and Fargo (115,000).

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

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Love Island AustraliaNine351,000903
Big Brother Australia ep 2Seven278,00092
Big Brother Australia ep 1Seven324,00066
Home and AwaySeven887,00030

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 2024. 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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