Question Everything premiere leads slot, Nine wins Wednesday.

New ABC panel show wins where it matters. Hard Quiz & The Block battle it out.

Nine had a much-needed win last night after a run of Seven victories, while a new ABC panel show won its slot -but drew a cool reception on social media.

Home & Away was the top entertainment show of the night at 690,000.

Hard Quiz (679,000) and The Block (678,000) battled it out then 7:30 (649,000), Nurses (500,000) and The Bachelor (471,000).

Question Everything won its slot at 570,000. RFDS (513,000), Paramedics (470,000) and Rosehaven (419,000) followed.

Nine network won Wednesday with 28.0% then Seven 27.2%, 10 19.1%, ABC 17.8% and SBS 7.9%.

Nine News (1.08m / 1.01m) was best for Nine. A Current Affair was 731,000. Hot Seat drew 518,000 / 316,000. In select cities were  Footy Classified (170,000) and Australian Crime Stories (159,000).

Seven News was #1 at 1.21m / 1.14m for Seven. The Chase was 604,000 / 370,000 with The Rookie at 252,000.

The Project was 524,000 / 316,000 for 10. 10 News First pulled 434,000 / 254,000. Endless Bull repeats still refuse to exit at 202,000 / 121,000.

ABC News won its slot at 769,000. Would I Lie to You? (289,000), The Drum (196,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (198,000 / 156,000), What Does Australia Really Think About? (179,000), Tony Robinson’s World By Rail (149,000). War of the Worlds returned to 96,000.

ABC News Mornings led multichannels at 195,000.

Sunrise: 274,000
Today: 251,000
News Breakfast: 146,000 / 84,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 18 August 2021


13 Responses

  1. It will be interesting if ‘Question Everything’ maintains its ratings. I’m guessing there’s a bit of “Wil” power involved not to mention a stronger lead-in by the return of Hard Quiz.

    While it’s better than ‘Win the Week’, it was still rather disappointing. Hopefully, Gruen will return at some stage in the future.

    I’ll put QE in the category … I’ll watch it each week, but wont care at all if I miss it for some reason.

    RFDS is also very good, but I’ll record that & watch it later so that I can skip the ads.

  2. Yep I agree another great episode of RFDS last night very disappointing to see the ratings drop it would be good if they had put it at 7;30 like drama used to be hopefully it will do well overseas

  3. it’s interesting that these higher recent numbers for Today aren’t coming at the expense of Sunrise and News Breakfast, which are ratings pretty much how they always rate. It seems newcomers to breakfast TV during lockdowns etc are going for Nine’s offering.

  4. Also enjoying RFDS, confused as to why they aren’t showing this at 7.30 though as hard to remember to switch at 8.37pm when it started last night as I was streaming while waiting for it to start. I can see this being successful overseas with the outback scenery.

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