0.1% splits Wednesday battle

Ratings: Shares are neck and neck on 2 fronts. Hard Quiz continues to rise. Bachelorette Ali struggling for TEN.

The ratings battle was wafer-thin last night.

Nine and Seven were split by just 0.1% (in that order), while ABC and TEN were also split by just 0.1%.

The Block led in the 7:30 race at 921,000 viewers and topped older demos. Hard Quiz followed with an impressive 704,000 then 7:30 and Beach Cops beating The Bachelorette, with the latter down to 544,000.

Mad as Hell won after 8:30 on 674,000 then Manifest at 545,000, down from 658,000 last week, and 9-1-1 at 502,000. Playing for Keeps slipped again for TEN now at 359,000 just ahead of Very Small Business.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won earlier slots.

Nine won Wednesday with 29.2% just ahead of Seven 29.1%, then ABC 17.1% just ahead of TEN 17.0%, then SBS 7.6%.

The Block was best for Nine at 921,000 then Nine News (876,000 / 865,000), A Current Affair (729,000), Manifest (545,000), Hot Seat (453,000 / 273,000). The Trade Table drew 114,000 in 3 cities.

Seven News (988,000 / 927,000) was #1 for Seven then Home and Away (644,000), The Chase (572,000 / 356,000), Beach Cops (544,000), and Highway Patrol (529,000), 9-1-1 (502,000 / 474,000).

Hard Quiz (704,000), ABC News (701,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (674,000), 7:30 (614,000) and Back in Very Small Business (312,000). Black Comedy drew 200,000, Superwog was 141,000 and The Last Leg was 127,000.

The Bachelorette (544,000) was best for TEN then The Project (463,000 / 362,000), Playing for Keeps and TEN Eyewitness News (both 359,000), Pointless (206,000) and Madam Secretary (134,000).

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (247,000), Albert: The Power Behind Victoria (186,000), Food Safari Water (155,000) and SBS World News (147,000).

9GO!’s Big Bang topped multichannels at 168,000.

Sunrise: 287,000
Today: 239,000
News Breakfast: 96,000 / 44,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 17 October 2018

4 Responses

  1. The Bachelorette is becoming awful… Oh the dancing. God help me with the dancing from Ivan “I think I’m Channing Tatum”. It’s not funny to watch, it’s just embarrassing – I found myself blushing for him (he was way too unaware to).
    Shaun Micallef was excellent last night – very funny!!

  2. Can I just say I actually surprised myself and Im enjoying Playing for Keeps. When I saw the ads on 10 before it started I thought it wouldn’t be great but saw the 2nd episode and now I watch it. Also maybe because there isn’t much else to watch.

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