Tough gig for ABC music show
Ratings: ABC has been praised for bringing Live music back to primetime but it's not easy finding the fans.
Making live music on TV sure is a tough gig.
ABC’s The Set has been praised for returning music to Free to Air primetime but despite the fresh approach it only drew 85,000 in its 10pm timeslot last night. That was actually up on last week which was just 58,000.
Earlier The Block won its slot at 834,000, beating out a penultimate Bachelor (760,000) with 10’s show topping the demos and up on last week.
Hard Quiz (570,000), 7:30 (487,000) and The Celebrity Chase (470,000) all followed, but all down on last week.
Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell finished its run at 602,000 then Utopia (572,000), My Life is Murder (413,000) and Queen: Days of Our Lives (405,000) -the latter was a good lift for Nine.
Nine network won Wednesday with 27.8% then Seven 27.5%, 10 21.6%, ABC 16.5% and SBS 6.6%.
Nine News (862,000 / 834,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair (752,000) and Hot Seat (461,000 / 293,000) Grand Hotel (131,000 / 94,000).
Seven News was #1 with 980,000 / 915,000 for Seven then Home and Away (631,000) and The Chase (524,000 / 332,000). Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions was 331,000.
The Project was 512,000 / 297,000 for 10 then 10 News First (357,000) then Celebrity Name Game (209,000) and Bull (207,000).
ABC News (598,000), Diary of an Uber Driver (217,000) and The Drum (168,000) also comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (170,000), SBS World News (130,000), The Looming Tower (101,000) and Mastermind (83,000).
NCIS on 10 BOLD led multichannels at 172,000.
News Breakfast: 118,000 / 36,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 18 September 2019