Docos buck the reality trend on Wednesday
Ratings: Australia in Colour & Undercurrent make their mark. Hard Quiz tops ABC. Bad night for 10.
At 9pm last night Seven’s true crime Undercurrent finale was neck and neck with Nine’s New Amsterdam.
While Seven increased its crowd over the course of the hour, Nine diminished.
In the end Seven led at 444,000 to Nine’s 443,000.
New SBS doco Australia in Colour did well at 337,000 from 8:30pm but trailing Rosehaven on 470,000. That pushed Law & Order: SVU into fifth in its slot at 182,000. A second episode was 154,000.
Earlier Married at First Sight was #1 and topped the demos at 1.3m viewers for Nine.
My Kitchen Rules was second in the slot at 734,000 then ABC’s Hard Quiz (694,000) and 7:30 (612,000).
Bondi Rescue was fourth at 309,000 / 247,000.
Nine network won Wednesday with 33.9%, then Seven 28.6%, ABC 16.2%, 10 13% and SBS 8.2%.
Meanwhile Nine News was 871,000 / 868,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (806,000). Hot Seat was 452,000 / 279,000 and True Medical (161,000).
Seven News won its slot with (956,000 / 948,000). Home & Away was 634,000 then The Chase (530,000 / 335,000). A repeat of The Beaumont Children was 256,000.
ABC News was 670,000 for ABC. Would I Lie to You? drew 268,000 then Get Krack!n (220,000), The Drum (191,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (175,000).
10 News First was best for 10 at 375,000. The Project was 369,000 / 201,000,and Pointless was 176,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (208,000), Gourmet Farmer (130,000), SBS World News (124,000) and McMafia (113,000).
ABC KIDS’ Rusty Rivets topped multichannels at 185,000.
News Breakfast: 101,000 / 45,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 6 March 2019