Hard Quiz, Mad as Hell lead ABC charge
Ratings: Commercial shows are down as viewers flock to ABC -and some to FOX Footy.
Where are Melbourne audiences going in curfew?
Last night to ABC, and quite a few to FOX Footy for weeknight AFL matches.
Despite a city in lockdown no commercial show after 7:30pm drew above 500,000* viewers last night.
Hard Quiz was the top entertainment drawcard at 746,000.
Next were 7:30 (693,000), Bachelor in Paradise (490,000), Highway Patrol (407,000 in 4 cities) and RBT* (311,000).
Later Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell easily won its slot at 691,000, then Rosehaven (508,000) Emergency* (320,000) and The Front Bar (300,000).
Meanwhile over on FOX Footy there were two AFL matches at 251,000 / 176,000 nationally.
Nine network won Wednesday with 27.3% then Seven 26.5%, ABC 19.1%, 10 18.2% and SBS 9.0%.
Nine News (1.1m / 998,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (725,000) and Hot Seat (593,000 / 345,000). A Nine News late edition was 461,000 and Botched* drew 150,000.
Seven News was #1 with 1.19m / 1.12m for Seven then Home and Away (626,000), The Chase (611,000 / 388,000). The Latest was 269,000.
ABC News won its slot at 835,000. Planet America (206,000), The Drum (199,000) and Retrograde (159,000) also ranked for ABC.
The Project drew 567,000 / 376,000 for 10. 10 News First was 446,000, Tommy was 194,000 and Bull failed at a measly 104,000.
On SBS it was Life And Death In Herculaneum (225,000), Building The Channel Tunnel (216,000), SBS World News (200,000), Luther (124,000) and Mastermind (96,000).
NCIS led multichannels at 213,000.
News Breakfast: 162,000 / 73,000
* A Nine coding error left out Melbourne audiences which will see adjusted numbers RBT (472,000) Emergency (507,000) and Botched (tba).
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 5 August 2020