Gruen leads bumper Wednesday for ABC

Ratings: Gruen outranks anything on Nine & 10 all night, while Hard Quiz & Planet America also shine.

Wednesday was a string of hits for brand ABC including stand-out numbers for Gruen, Hard Quiz and Planet America.

Gruen drew a whopping 943,000 viewers and topped the demos, outranking anything on Nine and 10 all evening. That’s way up on 2019’s season premiere of 754,000.

Hard Quiz also led in early evening at 756,000 then The Block (744,000), 7:30 (653,000), The Bachelorette (468,000) and Highway Patrol (387,000 / 372,000).

Even a repeat of Utopia did well at 535,000, ahead of Australian Crime Stories (384,000), Australia Come Fly with Me (230,000), movie:  Man of Steel (218,000) and The Masked Singer USA (187,000).

There was also a tie between game shows at 5:30pm.

Nine network won Wednesday with 27.1% then Seven 24.2%, ABC 22.1%, 10 17.8% and SBS 8.7%.

Nine News (912,000 / 839,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (623,000) and Hot Seat (488,000 / 288,000). Footy Classified was 146,000 in 3 cities.

Seven News was #1 (just) at 955,000 / 911,000. Home & Away (546,000) and The Chase (488,000 / 306,000) followed.

ABC News won its slot at 727,000 for ABC. Planet America also won at 9:30 with 438,000. The Drum was 179,000.

The Project drew 437,000 / 287,000 for 10. 10 News First was 290,000 / 197,000. Bull drew 143,000.

On SBS it was Walking Britains Roman Roads (232,000), SBS World News (161,000), Mastermind (80,000) and The Good Fight (77,000).

Bluey was a multichannel star again at 211,000.

Sunrise: 257,000
News Breakfast:  132,00 / 71,000
Today: 192,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 14 October 2020

8 Responses

  1. Gruen must have been a quick filming, with Wil not halting proceedings because he decided the audience wasn’t laughing hard enough.

    Russell’s watch suggested a 5:30pm recording start, and it remained about where you’d think it would during the odd sighting throughout the show.

    Unlike Gogglebox – who removed the hands of Matt Dalton’s watch in a closeup shot of a past episode.

  2. Am more and more bemused at how (relatively) very low cost programs – Gruen, Hard Quiz, Planet America, HYBPA, Ahn’s Brush, Gogglebox, e.g. can pull many more viewers than the big budget, OTT ‘reality’ productions on 7, 9 and 10.

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