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Hard Quiz tops Wednesday entertainment

Ratings: Tom Gleeson quiz lifts on last week. Australian Open helps Nine to win the night.

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

17 Responses

  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!

    1. 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.

    1. 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?!?

      1. 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.

      1. The ABC might not realised this, but last night’s audience of 684,000 made it the biggest season premiere in Hard Quiz history, ahead of the very first episode on October 19, 2016 which pulled 624,000.

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