Doctor Doctor finishes on high, Seven wins Wednesday.

Ratings: Doctor Doctor ends on season high, Win the Week debuts for ABC in Hard Quiz slot.

Nine led entertainment slots, ABC launched a new show, but it was Seven that won Wednesday night.

Travel Guides was the top entertainment show at 719,000 metro viewers.

That was ahead of Big Brother 652,000, 7:30 (608,000), MasterChef Australia (582,000) and new ABC quiz Win the Week (488,000) which was well down on Hard Quiz numbers -normally the high 600’s.

Later Doctor Doctor was farewelled at 516,000 viewers which was a season high, then Mad as Hell (507,000) The Front Bar (361,000) and Starstruck (280,000)

Seven network won Wednesday with 29.1% then Nine 28.2%, 10 19.5%, ABC 15.1% and SBS 8.1%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.11m / 1.04m for Seven. Home and Away drew 610,000 then The Chase (570,000 / 363,000). An Austin Powers movie was 70,000 in 2 cities.

Nine News (1.04m / 993,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 768,000 then Hot Seat (487,000 / 290,000). Footy Classified was 81,000 across the network.

The Project pulled 474,000 / 258,000 for 10. 10 News First was 367,000 / 228,000 then Bull 254,000 / 198,000.

ABC News (746,000) was best for ABC. The Drum (190,000), Superwog (109,000) and The Last Leg (90,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (184,000 / 128,000), Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (158,000), The Price of Gold (130,000), Mastermind (75,000) and Press Pause (73,000).

NCIS led multichannels at 168,000.

Sunrise: 273,000
Today: 212,000
News Breakfast: 115,000 / 73,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 23 June 2021

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    1. Actually I quite enjoyed it, despite my dislike for storylines based on unrealistic one-night stands. I didn’t realise it was a half hour show, and was quite surprised when it ended just as I felt the story was starting to develop properly.

      I think the whole series is available to binge, but I prefer the slow build-up, so I am looking forward to the next episode.

  1. Hmmmm, Win The Weak, see what i did there ? was awful it forgot that quiz shows even funny ones need to ask a lot of questions, this is why HYBPA? works, it is rapid fire and fun. WTW wasted a lot of time of the celebrity swap, which could have been done a lot quicker. Much the same can be said for The Weakest Link, too much banter, fire up the questions and just get on with it because it looks too scripted. All hail HYBPA? and Hard Quiz, the undefeated and undisputed champs of quiz’s !!

    1. I think it’s probably a good thing that Hard Quiz doesn’t over-egg it with long seasons, it is better to keep it short and sweet. Win the Week was joyless and the games weren’t interesting. I was hoping for something more along the lines of the UK Mock the Week, which captures the essence of a funny current affairs quiz.

  2. I know it’s not always an exact science with the eye test, but just looking at the figures, that 7 win surprises me. The multi-channels are basically the same (0.1 difference) and 7’s win over the news hour is more than negated by 7:30 through to 9:30 wins by 9, from what I can tell. I wouldn’t have thought anything past 10:30 would be significant enough to matter.

  3. I don’t understand why they took so long to announce the ending of Doctor Doctor (unless I am mistaken, it was only announced a few weeks ago) as I’m sure more eyeballs would have been keen to tune in if it had been known that there was an end in sight and that one wouldn’t have to make a long-term commitment to a show that was now in its fifth season.

  4. Given the previews of “Win the Week” weren’t all that good, after watching last nights episode, my wife said when it ended … ‘Bring back Hard Quiz’. What rubbish.

    The new comedy “Starstruck” was also very average, to say the least.

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