Ratings tickled by return of Fisk

In entertainment stakes, Kitty Flanagan comedy was only bettered by The Block on Wednesday. Tough night for 10 & SBS.

Fisk has bounced back with strong numbers on ABC for its second season.

At 543,000 metro viewers it was the second highest entertainment show all night, even rising above its lead in.

But it was a tough night on 10, unable to rise above 300,000 viewers, and SBS.

The Block was again unassailable at 763,000, well in front of Hard Quiz (515,000), 7:30 (465,000), Kitchen Nightmares Australia (371,000), and The Dog House (226,000).

Elsewhere Question Everything was 464,000 then The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (252,000) and Extreme Weddings: Australia (147,000).

Nine network won Wednesday with 29.6% then Seven 26.2%, ABC 20.4%, 10 15.5% and SBS 8.3%.

Nine News drew 717,000 / 706,000 for Nine. A Current Affair was 602,000 then Hot Seat (332,000 / 210,000).

Seven News was #1 at 838,000 / 837,000. Home & Away drew 429,000 then The Chase (427,000 / 274,000) and Air Crash Investigations (150,000).

ABC News was 544,000. Would I Lie to You? (309,000) and The Drum (120,000) followed.

The Project managed just 272,000 / 187,000. 10 News First (246,000 / 160,000), The Real Love Boat (142,000) My Life is Murder (82,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (136,000 / 89,000), Secret Scotland (127,000), Lost for Words (111,000) and Nine Perfect Strangers (70,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 136,000.

Sunrise: 216,000
Today: 194,000
News Breakfast: 83,000 / 79,000

In Total TV numbers last Wednesday were:

The Block: 1.42m
Kitchen Nightmares Australia: 750,000
Home & Away: 899,000
Summer Love: 474,000
Would I Lie to You?: 309,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 26 October 2022

6 Responses

  1. Can someone please explain to me how The Project continues to be on air – what, 6 nights a week – with those figures ?
    They are basically diabolical numbers , and heaven knows why the presenters give the impression that they so cool and clever and well, killing it.

    1. I can try….. For instance, it was their top rating show on Wednesday, in Total People, so why would you axe that? Look, numbers have definitely dropped in recent months, but so has the lead in, 10 News First. The show still works with its demos and 10 loves the ‘talkability’ it gets on social or press -although that doesn’t directly pay the bills. Carrie’s departure is really an opportunity to refresh the show beyond her replacement: format, tone, presenters, slot etc should all be up for discussion by 10. It’s the only way to get viewers to revisit. Whether they do or not is another question.

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