Doctor Doctor, First Dates score on Wednesday


The season final of Doctor Doctor topped the entertainment shows last night in total people, while First Dates was best in Demographics.

ABC shows including Upper Middle Bogan and Rosehaven improved their timeslots.

The Wrong Girl wrapped its season with 445,000 on par with last week, while The Project was its best performer.

Seven News and ABC News both won their timeslots.

Seven network won the night with 29.2% then Nine 28.1%, TEN 18.4%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 7.3%.

Seven News was #1 with 949,000 / 920,000 for Seven then First Dates (758,000),  Home and Away (699,000),  The Chase (582,000 / 389,000), Surveillance Oz (578,000) and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (488,000).

Nine News (832,000 / 815,000) led for Nine then Doctor Doctor (785,000), A Current Affair (671,000), Matt and Kim to the Rescue (484,000 in 4 cities) and Hot Seat (422,000).

The Project (519,000 / 363,000) led for TEN. Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics was 455,000 and The Wrong Girl was 445,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 424,000. Madam Secretary was 231,000.

ABC News (719,000), 7:30 (606,000), Upper Middle Bogan (550,000), Hard Quiz (541,000), Rosehaven (517,000), Pointless (241,000), Adam Hills: The Last Leg (223,000) and Please Like Me with 208,000.

On SBS it was World’s Busiest Railways (270,000),  Tutankhamun (237,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (175,000) and SBS World News (116,000).

7TWO’s Doc Martin (229,000) topped multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 16 November 2016


  1. I watched World’s Busiest Railways….wow…the rail system in Mumbai is mind boggling……
    Doctor, Doctor…..that ER scene near the end was well done…realistic…very emotional…well done….

  2. Well , I’m definitely not one of the Please Like Me haters.
    I really like this show – whimsical,wry and warm, with some memorable characters.
    Quite cutting at times as well, regarding the many foibles and neuroses of the characters.
    But can appreciate that it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea and likely appeals to quite a narrow niche market.
    Also loving Rosehaven – good to see the inimitable Anthony Morgan back again in a fleeting cameo last night.

  3. I just have to say that Michala Banas is brilliant in Upper Middle Bogan. She has us in fits of laughter with most of her lines. Give the woman a Logie I say !! And I wish people would stop picking on Please Like Me, it might not be everyones cup of tea, but it has a niche audience, so if you don’t like it, watch something else.

  4. The Wrong Girl has already been renewed for a second season, hopefully it won’t be up against another Australian drama again.

    Good to see Hard Quiz doing well, I found Tom Gleason annoying on The Weekly but he’s really found his niche with this show. Very funny and good to see the contestants getting into the spirit of the show.

  5. Please Like Me is niche TV, but with only 4 episodes to go, it doesn’t really matter if nobody watches it on the main channel or ABC2. I’m not sure why this show gets so much MSM attention given its dismal ratings.

  6. Please Like Me drops 60% of viewers from Rosehaven (including my household) despite its endless promotion on this site and even in the mainstream press. When will the ABC stop wasting tax payer funds on this rubbish?

      • Maybe that’s part of its relative success over last season. In the past it was hyped beyond belief by the media and the ABC, and the final product couldn’t ever live up to that hype.

        Or maybe TV Tonight puts a voodoo curse on things when it reviews them 🙂

      • I really enjoy PLM and have loved every season. Some episodes are better written than others I will admit but there is an audience for shows like this and I am glad for it having a fourth season. I know ratings aren’t high but I know many people who enjoy this show as much as me. We all have different tastes. I personally struggle with many of the reality shows on air and I am thankful that ABC has shows that pay ‘real actors’ for their talent.

      • A quick search of the site shows stories on 8/11, 3/11 and 24/10. It was also the headline daily pick for yesterday, so 4 stories / headlines in less than a month even without an “interview”. No doubt it will be the headline daily pick next Wednesday too despite there being 3 other significantly better shows on earlier in the night.

        • Let’s be accurate. Yesterday’s Daily Pick was Doctor Doctor. PLM season has had one airdate post, one daily pick, and one post on an audience preview. Why the hell wouldn’t it? It’s a local show that has been twice voted favourite comedy by TVT readers. Frankly there has been far more coverage for Doctor Doctor, Wrong Girl, even Secret Daughter & Neighbours of late. But at the end of the day a blog is a reflection of its author, whether it’s on music, TV, sport etc. so no apologies there.

          • I’ve always found it odd at the hate directed towards this little show from people on here. It’s such a harmless show I’m surprised people get so worked up about it. I enjoy it and it’s nice to see different types of shows on TV. Plus it’s David’s blog, a free blog I might add with extremely minimal advertising, so frankly he can post whatever he darn well likes.

    • I do not watch PLM…but to say it should be discontinued because you personally have a negative opinion?….By all means ..have an opinion…but your opinion is just that…your opinion.

      • Totally agree. I see that a bit on here, people commenting on why people watch a certain show, or it should be axed etc. I just shake my head and think “well, obviously people watch that show because they like it. Just because you don’t, doesn’t mean that no one else is allowed to like it”. People seem to forget everyone has different opinions and likes, that is what makes us unique and individual.

  7. The Wrong Girl numbers have not been impressive but we should still see a second season. I still think Please Like Me is niche and should be shunted to ABC2 supported by its dire ratings.

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