Hard Quiz tops Wednesday entertainment

Hard Quiz topped entertainment at 684,000 last night, up on last week’s 598,000.

That was ahead of 7:30 (590,000), Ambulance: Code Red (348,000), Jamie’s Easy Meals for Every Day (271,000 / 233,000) and Britain’s Most Historic Towns (179,000).

Later The Weekly with Charlie Pickering pulled 554,000 followed by Aftertaste (314,000) and The Bay (242,000 / 146,000).

The Australian Open (655,000 / 616,000) ensured Nine won the night a 34.6% network share then Seven 23.2%, ABC 17.4%, 10 16.5% and SBS 8.3%.

Nine News was best for Nine at 882,000 / 875,000.

Seven News was #1 at 996,000 / 930,000 for Seven then The Chase (569,000 / 363,000), Home & Away (537,000).

The Project drew 437,000 / 272,000 for 10. 10 News First (370,000 / 242,000), and Bull managed 198,000 / 179,000.

ABC News won its slot at 710,000 for ABC. The Drum was 201,000 and Why Are You Like This was 132,000 / 67,000.

On SBS it was Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime (191,000) plus SBS World News (171,000 / 157,000), Vikings (104,000) and Mastermind (77,000).

Bluey topped multichannels at 215,000.

Sunrise: 274,000
Today: 198,000
News Breakfast: 109,000 / 54,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 17 February 2021


  1. Says something that the ABC ‘comedy’ Why Are You… lost 50% of it’s audience for the 2nd ep.
    ‘Vikings’ ep very slow with nothing much happening except that they’ve decided to skip Greenland and go straight to Vinland!

    • Well there’s been precious little story remaining to tell since they concluded Bjorn’s story, so eps are going to be drawn out. They did feature Greenland for a few episodes last month – that was the desolate land Ubbe’s group originally arrived at that had little food aside from the giant whale.

  2. I have to say I can’t understand viewing habits … 242K watched the 1st of 2 episodes of “The Bay” and them 100K switched the TV off or away when the 2nd of the 2 episodes was broadcast immediately afterwards. Why bother watching the 1st episode? Strange indeed; at least to me anyway.

    • I would hazard a guess that, they got tired and went to bed. But if I was watching I would have recorded the second half on my PVR.
      I skip the UK dramas on 7, as I find it ridiculous that there are usually only 6 episodes and they are ‘rushed’ as doubles over 3 weeks?!?

      • That’s exactly what we did. We will watch episode 4 tonight. But agree airing over three weeks is an odd move. IMO they should air at 8:30 across 6 weeks (better ratings for ep 2, 4 & 6) but also drop all 6 on 7Plus to binge watch as this is the habits of many viewers like Netflix subscribers.

        • What’s even stranger is how we binged The Bay Season One on 7+ the week before Season 2 was about to screen on 7.
          Now I note The Bay S1 is available to binge on … 10 Play!

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