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.

Sunrise: 293,000
Today: 192,000
News Breakfast: 101,000 / 45,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 6 March 2019

6 Responses

  1. The newest SVU eps seem to always end on a cliffhanger. What did the jury decide? Guilty? Not? Sentence? Nothing, before 10 crashes into the next program. Thankfully local library has seasons 1-19. Some 400+ eps.
    ABC News Breakfast only 36,000 behind Today, which is 101,000 behind Sunrise.
    Loved how the Hanoi schoolgirls mobbed Michael Rowland last week for selfies. “He big TV star from Australia, we watch him”. (On ABC Australia- Breakfast Couch which are compiles). He didn’t get the answer he expected when asking “so what’s your favourite Australian show?”. “Home and Away”. Oops.

  2. I love SVU, but haven’t watched it on Ten for years. I would 100% watch it on TenPlay, but I don’t think it’s on there, and I haven’t used TenPlay since my HTPC died and I’m only using my PS4.

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