Entertainment under 700,000

Ratings: Despite a city still in curfew, entertainment shows were modest last night.

No entertainment show could crack 700,000 metro viewers last night, despite Melbourne still under 8pm curfew.

The Block was the top entertainment show at 687,000. It outranked Hard Quiz (682,000), 7:30 (571,000), The Bachelor (549,000), and Highway Patrol (440,000 / 407,000).

Later Mad as Hell led at 588,000 then Emergency (522,000).

Nine network won Wednesday with 28.1% then Seven 27.7%, 10 17.6%, ABC 17.2% and SBS 9.4%.

Nine News drew 1.03m / 922,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (710,000) and Hot Seat (497,000 / 317,000). Botched drew 279,000.

Seven News was #1 at 1.1m / 1.05m for Seven. The Chase (633,000 / 397,000) and Home & Away (592,000) followed. Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service was 346,000.

The Project drew 536,000 / 344,000 for 10. 10 News First was 382,000 / 250,000. Bull managed 233,000 / 170,000.

ABC News led its slot at 711,000. Utopia (362,000), Planet America (322,000) and The Drum (193,000) followed.

On SBS it was Sydney’s Super Tunnel (219,000), Arabia with Levison Wood (184,000), SBS World News (183,000), Tour de France (141,000) and Mastermind (68,000).

NCIS topped multichannels with 216,000.

Sunrise: 285,000
Today: 244,000
News Breakfast: 145,000 / 53,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 9 September 2020

18 Responses

  1. During lockdown a lot of my friends & relatives who are over 50 learned how to use streaming services. Channels like Gem & 7Two who re-run to death 1980’s UK Dramas are no longer appealing. I think 7Two is in auto-pilot mode.

  2. If you’re wondering where the audience is wer’e all watching streaming services or youtube. Not sure if networks csn wheel out the same old stuff and keep it rating like it was before. Also ratings should include repeats and streamed watches etc as we all aren’t watching a show just on at one particular time or on one platform anymore. The block may get 700000 on that particular night but another few hundred thousand on catchup TV or repeating it at another time. The thing about streaming services is you can watch your show whenever you want.

  3. How would 7 be feeling about 7 year old Highway Patrol episodes out rating their own expensive exercise in POO. Disheartened probably. It shows people enjoy watching bogans getting pulled over more than Plate of Origin. Time to get some new Highway Patrol episodes into production!

    1. It shows that the low ratings could be affected by poor quality programming production and concepts, and may not be entirely due to Netflix and other similar services. Hard Quiz rating almost as much as The Block is indicative of how good programming can bring in the ratings.

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