Playing for Keeps low, as Gruen leads slot.

Ratings: 10 drama lands behind Struggle Street. Nine leads primary but Seven wins network share.

In only its second episode this season Playing for Keeps has landed fifth in its slot.

The show drew just 221,000, which will be challenging given 10 announced the show for 2020. Hopefully the extra catch-up and BVOD will position it better. Last week it drew and extra 45,000 and 44,000 respectively.

Gruen led at 8:30pm on 645,000 ahead of The Good Doctor (495,000), Frayed (374,000), Love Island (301,000), Struggle Street (253,000).

The Block led its slot earlier at 800,000 and won 25-54. The Bachelorette followed at 628,000 and won 16-39. Both shows were down on last Wednesday.

Motorbike Cops (521,000), 7:30 (517,000), Highway Patrol (469,000) and Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (394,000) all followed.

Nine led in primary channels but Seven network won Wednesday with 28.0% then Nine 27.0%, 10 19.1%, ABC 17.3% and SBS 8.5%.

Seven News was #1 with 916,000 / 890,000 for Seven then Home and Away (582,000) and The Chase (500,000 / 320,000). God Friended Me was 261,000.

Nine News was 797,000 / 770,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (697,000) and Hot Seat (411,000 / 256,000). Meghan And The Markles: A Family At War was 174,000.

The Project was 473,000 / 246,000 for 10 then 10 News First (330,000), Celebrity Name Game (166,000) and BH90210 just 101,000.

ABC News (620,000), QI (182,000) and The Drum (143,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Britain’s Ancient Tracks (214,000), SBS World News (132,000) and The Looming Tower was 85,000.

Sunrise: 293,000
Today: 197,000
News Breakfast: 104,000 / 44,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 23 October 2019

9 Responses

  1. Hopefully the numbers increase when catchup etc is included. It’s an easy watch compared to other dramas. And I like the pairing of Playing for Keeps with 90210, although I miss 90210 on Tuesday nights. Why would they commission a season 3 without seeing how season 2 went?

  2. I really enjoyed the first episode of Season 2, I was laughing at some of the one liners and I feel that it was setting up a number of storylines, with the new player and his girlfriend, Madeline West’s character Kath being on the board and her husband, not being part of the Jets. Plus the dynamic between Paige and Daniel. Anyway I agree it is a light drama, that deserves better ratings in my opinion!

  3. I really enjoyed the first season of Playing for Keeps – it’s mindless nonsense, but it was fun. I just watched the first episode of season two on TenPlay on Monday night – it bordered on insufferable, almost literally nothing happening. I’d have thought by the end of a first episode of what I assume is a short run season, you should have some idea of where the story arc is going for the season, but nothin’..

    1. Agree. Really enjoyed S1 but so far S2 hasn’t grabbed me. Can’t put my finger on it but just something lacking this time around – seems to have lost the momentum of the previous season. Yes, drags in parts and a bit boring now. Cece Peters is good though.

  4. Saddened to see Playing For Keeps not doing as well…writing is rather impeccable though I must admit the beginning storyline still feels a bit off.

    The best characters for me right now are Jessie & Rusty as I love their dynamic and how they work so well together. Maybe the next few episodes will be able to offer a bit more to viewers through developing the storyline as well as showing more characters together, especially the WAGs and their players.

    I think it still offers a lot, even if only on catch-up and is a great binge watch.

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