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Hard Quiz, Gruen win timeslots for ABC.

ABC shows best in entertainment. A lift in breakfast shows as news breaks in the west.

Audiences for commercial entertainment shows are waning, allowing ABC to win timeslots, and news bulletins to top the demos.

Hard Quiz was the top entertainment show at 646,000 metro viewers last night.

That was in front of 7:30 (638,000), Parental Guidance (536,000), Big Brother: VIP (375,000), The Bachelorette (288,000) and The Truth About Sleep (209,000).

Later Gruen led at 642,000 then Finding Cleo: A Nine News Special (459,000), The Latest (300,000), Frayed (206,000) and Love Island (203,000).

There were also lifts in breakfast TV as news broke in the west with Sunrise at 316,000, Today on 290,000 and News Breakfast at 141,000 / 104,000.

Nine network won the night on 29.3% then Seven 27.8%, ABC 19.3%, 10 15.8% and SBS 8.0%.

Nine News (1.01m / 928,000) led for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 714,000 then Hot Seat (426,000 / 289,000).

Seven News was #1 at 1.04m / 952,000 for Seven. The Chase was 543,000 / 240,000 then Home & Away (533,000). America’s Got Talent was just 121,000.

ABC News was 703,000. The Drum (198,000) and Back (90,000) followed.

The Project drew 391,000 / 279,000 for 10. 10 News First was 343,000 / 202,000. Lie with Me had a low lead-in and only managed 151,000 for 10. Bull was just 135,000 / 99,000.

On SBS it was Michael Palin in North Korea (190,000), SBS World News (128,000 / 112,000) and Before We Die (114,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 158,000.

In Total TV lifts last Wednesday were:
Love Island: 610,000
The Bachelorette: 527,000
Frayed: 424,000
Australia’s Health Revolution: 415,000
The Block: 1.52m
Home & Away: 1.17m

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 3 November 2021

7 Responses

  1. At what point does Seven just cut its losses with the celebrity Big Brother? It’s started off even worse than Ultimate Tag did, with one of the worst premiere figures the commercial networks have ever had for a reality show, and showing no signs of improvement.

    1. I wonder if it’s time for them to do a Love island and move these reality duds like Celebrity Big Brother and Bachelorette to after 9pm and then rely mostly on online viewers, their regular viewers will probably follow it to 9pm and the shows still get some type of promotion to attract the online viewers but at least their prime time isn’t cluttered with shows rating 300,000-400,000 which any way you sell it isn’t good.

  2. Have so enjoyed S2 of Frayed.
    Brilliant black humour and characters and love the Newcastle setting. Has captured the 80s perfectly, including the hideous hair styles and clothing.
    Some of the one liners are pure gold, especially Fiona’s indignant quip re Depeche Mode last night.
    Look forward to S3.

    1. When commercial FTA pretty much ignores original drama all year until just before the end of ratings season they can’t really expect viewers to tune in when they do offer a few crumbs of scripted content.

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