Lockdowns not leading to ratings rise
Aside from News, several lockdowns around the nation did not result in much lift for entertainment.
Despite a number of lockdowns around the nation, TV viewing is barely going up -unless we look to News. But even then they don’t reflect the big rise we saw in 2020.
That left game show The Chase as the top ranking entertainment show of the night at 637,000 / 405,000 metro viewers, followed by Home and Away (634,000).
7:30 won its slot at 656,000 then MasterChef Australia (616,000), Australian Ninja Warrior (615,000), Highway Patrol (430,000 / 352,000) and Win the Week (405,000).
Later Mad as Hell, back with a crowd, was 497,000 -denied the lead in Hard Quiz would normally deliver- then The Front Bar (336,000), The Anti-Vax Conspiracy (294,000) and later, Hurricane of Fire (258,000).
Nine network won Wednesday with 29.8% then Seven 26.9%, 10 19.25, ABC 15.5% and SBS 8.6%.
Nine News (1.17m / 1.06m) was best for Nine. A Current Affair drew 739,000 then Hot Seat (561,000 / 340,000). Footy Classified was 63,000 across the network.
Seven News was #1 at 1.18m / 1.12m for Seven. The Latest drew 288,000.
The Project pulled 533,000 / 324,000 for 10. 10 News First was 462,000 / 282,000. Bull was just 141,000.
ABC News won its slot at 768,000. Starstruck (243,000), The Drum (196,000) and Superwog followed (121,000).
On SBS it was SBS World News ( 178,000 / 135,000), Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (163,000) and Tour De France (138,000 across the network).
ABC News at Noon led multichannels at 179,000.
News Breakfast: 125,000 / 84,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 30 June 2021