ABC shows lead slots, Seven wins Wednesday.

Ratings: ABC shows outrank commercial rivals. The Chase tops entertainment on Wednesday.

On the day staff received bad news and low-performing shows were under threat, ABC shows were actually outranking commercial rivals.

ABC led viewing from 7pm on a low-performing Wednesday. Seven led earlier.

The Chase was the top performing entertainment show of the night at 677,000 / 428,000 viewers.

7:30 led its slot with 649,000 viewers then America’s Got Talent (563,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (547,000), Kath & Kim (356,000 / 319,000), Bondi Rescue (346,000 / 282,000) and Tony Robinson’s World By Rail (271,000).

Later The Weekly with Charlie Pickering drew 553,000 followed by At Home Alone Together (389,000) and The Front Bar (347,000).

Seven network won Wednesday with 29.0% then Nine 24.8%, ABC 18.9%, 10 17.0% and SBS 10.3%.

Seven News (1.16m / 1.1m) was #1 for Seven and topped the demos. Home and Away drew 653,000

Nine News was best for Nine at 990,000 / 911,000 then A Current Affair (698,000) and Hot Seat (554,000 / 323,000). Movie: Crocodile Dundee II pulled 238,000.

The Project was 541,000 / 350,000 for 10. 10 News First drew 405,000 /262,000 then Tommy (212,000) and Bull (184,000).

ABC News led its slot at 786,000. Planet America (314,000) and The Drum (223,000) followed.

On SBS it was Inside Cadbury: Chocolate Secrets (233,000), SBS World News (184,000), and Secrets Of McDonalds (173,000)

NCIS led multichannels at 210,000.

Sunrise: 279,000
News Breakfast: 152,000 / 59,000
Today: 204,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 24 June 2020

11 Responses

  1. Totally agree re the commercial networks, although I’ve found myself watching and enjoying Big Brother, which is not something I’d normallty watch. ABC factuals and most of their drama’s are great quality.

  2. As the aging Tony Barber jibbed on the show last night, The Front Bar is not national unlike Sale of the Century was. NRL states get Police: Hour of Duty at 9:15pm.

    The Oztam numbers confirm 347,000 inculdes the 10:45pm screening in the NRL states, with just 18k Syd and 12k Bris. Seven would be happy with over 200k in Melbourne alone at 9:15pm, especially given its lead in.

    Andy Lee slotted in nicely too, wonder if later we will see episodes with all four on the desk.

    1. Lee is rubbish. Typical comedian who needs to be fed in and tries to hard. Pang is ad-lib and is so much better it isn’t funny. Ryan F is also way better than over rated Lee.

  3. I came back to Australia about year ago after living many years overseas. The commercial networks have noticeably deteriorated to an extent that I only watch ABC, if I’m not watching Netflix.

    Really impressed with 7.30, Planet America, FourCorners, Stateless, Home Delivery, Insiders

    I actually think the ABC keeps people connected to broadcast tv as if it didn’t exist as it does now – I wouldn’t even bother tuning the tv to all the stations !

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