Drama win on Wednesday

Home and Away‘s episode filmed in South Australia topped entertainment shows last night on an evening that went to Seven. The soap drew 695,000 viewers, up on last Wednesday’s 671,000.

In the coveted 7:30 battle it was actually Anh’s Brush with Fame that led (from 8pm) with 682,000 although MasterChef Australia on 648,000 dominated the demos. Next were House Rules up at 613,000, 7:30 (606,000) and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (503,000).

From 7:30 – 9 the night was largely a tussle between 10, ABC and Seven. Five Bedrooms hit the front at 9pm with 483,000, an increase on last week’s 428,000.

Seven network won with 29.3% then Nine 25.4%, 10 20.6%, ABC 18.0% and SBS 6.6%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.12m / 1.07m. The Chase was 608,000 / 385,000 then The Bay (322,000 / 262,000).

Nine News (962,000 / 934,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (760,000) Hot Seat (567,000 / 347,000). 20 to One was 357,000 followed by New Amsterdam on 222,000.

The Project was 499,000 / 301,000 for 10.  10 News First (419,000), Celebrity Name Game (240,000) and Bull (194,000). Later Sports Tonight was 69,000.

ABC News led ABC -just- at 683,000. The Weekly with Charlie Pickering lifted to 605,000 followed by The Letdown (364,000), QI (252,000), The Drum (195,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (186,000).

24 Hours in Emergency (199,000) was best on SBS then Great British Railway Journeys (180,000), Going Places with Ernie Dingo (145,000), SBS World News (107,000), Mastermind (95,000) and The Good Fight (82,000).

10 BOLD’s NCIS: LA led multichannels at 190,000 helping the channel to a better share than SBS primary.

Sunrise: 295,000
Today: 201,000
News Breakfast: 115,000 / 44,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 29 May 2019

13 Comments:

  1. Im still watching the Good Fight but Im starting to get a bit sick of the Trump storylines. Just go back to focus on court room battles.

    • I gave up midway last week, didn’t bother with this week. The constant anti-Trump lines killed it for me. I thought this was a courtroom series.

      • Maev....Sydney

        I watched real time last night (usually watch On Demand)….I thought is was another really great episode….People are missing out…*sad*….
        I don’t watch Colbert as he is always Trump bashing…no opinion one way or the other…but it does get ..same old/same old.

  2. melbourneamy

    I’m enjoying 5 bedrooms. Such a well made show, totally jealous of Doris Younane for having a sneaky pash with Steve Peacocke though.

  3. I want to like TBYG, I really do, I love Shaun. But the team captains just aren’t engaging enough for my liking. They just don’t have the appeal that the originals had, not big enough personalities. And I think this means that the guests haven’t had as much material to ‘bounce off’ and the quality of the guests hasn’t felt as high. I’ve tried each episode, but then switch over to Anh – every time.

    • For me it was the emphasis on the silly games that turned me off. I didn’t think it was so over the top in the original show and it at least attempted to have valid questions and answers, but they all seem to be jokes and Micallef making up the rules is it goes along.

    • Something has happened to this season, and it suddenly now feels out-of-kilter. It feels like segments are chopped off mid-way, games are announced and then we cut to ads which mucks up Shaun’s flow of comedy. Someone has fiddled with the true format, and made a right mess.

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