ABC’s Wednesday offers Reality alternative

Ratings: 7:30, Hard Quiz & Mad as Hell demonstrate not everybody wants a Reality TV diet.

ABC’s Wednesday line-up continues to indicate many viewers are wanting an alternative to Reality offerings.

Hard Quiz (597,000), 7:30 (590,000) were ahead of two big reality juggernauts while Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (570,000) was also strong at 8:30pm.

Married at First Sight‘s first dinner party for 2020 drew 1.18m well in front of Australian Survivor (572,000) and My Kitchen Rules (422,000).

By 9pm Doctor Doctor (559,000) was ahead of First Dates (373,000) Inside Cadbury: Chocolate Secrets Unwrapped (238,000), Black Comedy (211,000) and Bull (208,000).

Nine network won Wednesday with 31.8% then Seven 25.5%, 10 18.4%, ABC 15.6% and SBS 8.6%.

Nine News drew 860,000 / 849,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (755,000) and Hot Seat (469,000 / 293,000.

Seven News won its slot with 963,000 / 943,000 for Seven. Home and Away (601,000) and The Chase (500,000 / 336,000) followed.

The Project pulled 440,000 / 287,000 for 10. 10 News First was 409,000 / 233,000.

ABC News was 661,000 for ABC and elsewhere Adam Hills: The Last Leg (155,000) and The Drum (172,000).

On SBS it was Tony Robinson’s Hidden Britain By Drone (199,000), Vikings (134,000) and SBS World News (131,000).

NCIS topped multichannels with 203,000 on 10 BOLD.

Sunrise: 268,000
Today: 214,000
News Breakfast: 122,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 12 February 2020

13 Responses

  1. ‘Vikings’-glad it’s ending soon-the amphibious assault from landing craft was as absurd as the similar scenes in Rusty Crowe’s ‘Robin Hood’-the cliff climbing also seemed to be based on the 1960s ‘Batman’ wall climbing joke.

  2. I caught the tail end of MKR last night during an ad for Survivor, and I was taken aback by the deeply concerted effort channel seven made to making MKR feel different in the promo… no mention of bitchiness or nastiness… it was very noticeable. A change of tactic for sure. It almost felt like a Bake Off style promo…

  3. MAFS pulls twice as many viewers as Survivor and three times as many as MKR. Can anyone explain to me the appeal of this show. From the promos and snippets I’ve seen, plus reports in the Courier Mail, I can’t for the life of me see why people are watching it.

  4. Will be interesting to see which way MAFS audience jumps tonight? Survivor/MKR
    Future of MKR could be determined this evening if not already.
    New add promoting MKR is flooding radio today – Its as bad as the show

  5. What is going on with The Project? It is suppose to be a news programme. The first item on the show was regarding a Victorian Government report about Superannuation for Women. It was a feature story that went for 6 minutes. Really? That’s the biggest story of the day? After this they went to news Headlines. Sure it’s an important topic but the biggest headline for the country to see? Is this because their lowest ratings each night are at the start of the show. I would have thought a news show would start with the biggest news stories. Virus update maybe?

  6. This time last year 10 had Changing Rooms on 204,000 so big improvement for them and even NCIS on Bold had more viewers than NCIS LA on Bold last year, so looks like that steady 0.50% improvement over the year for Bold in 2019 will continue.

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