Hard Quiz tops entertainment, Alone lifts SBS.

MAFS hits 2 million viewers in Total TV numbers. Seven wins Wednesday night.

ABC’s snarky quiz show led entertainment viewing on Wednesday while a new survival series on SBS lifted the broadcaster’s share.

Hard Quiz drew at 542,000 metro viewers, outranking 7:30 (448,000), Under Investigation (355,000), The Dog House (318,000), We Interrupt this Broadcast (280,000) and Alone Australia (212,000 across two episodes).

Later The Weekly with Charlie Pickering was 446,000 then The Front Bar (351,000), Million Dollar Murders (242,000) and Melbourne Comedy Festival (227,000).

Seven won Wednesday with 28.9% then Nine 26.3%, ABC 19.9%, 10 14.0% and SBS 10.8%.

Seven News was #1 at 911,000 / 860,000. The Chase was 512,000 / 351,000 then Home & Away (475,000) and Inside Detroit (175,000).

Nine News was 735,000 / 721,000 for Nine. A Current Affair led at 600,000 then Hot Seat (351,000 / 227,000). Footy Classified was 90,000 in 3 cities and Australian Crime Stories was 79,000 across 2 cities.

ABC News scored 565,000 with The Drum at 140,000.

The Project pulled 234,000 / 138,000 for 10. 10 News First drew 196,000 / 122,000. Law & Order: SVU was 111,000 then Fire Country (66,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (108,000 / 103,000), Ruthless: Monopoly’s Secret History (75,000) and Mastermind (67,000).

10 BOLD’s Bull led multichannels at 99,000.

Sunrise:  199,000
Today: 195,000
News Breakfast: 97,000 / 56,000.

In Total TV numbers last Wednesday were:

Married at First Sight: 2.00m
Home & Away: 943,000
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering: 737,000
Under Investigation
: 566,000
Hard Quiz: 835,000
The Dog House: 459,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 29 March 2023.


10 Responses

  1. With AFL season happening, it seems like Nine is (or will be) in a vulnerable position without MAFS. Maybe not as dire as Seven at present. The 2nd quarter of the ratings period will be interesting.

    1. I think Seven beat Nine last night due to AFL – and that was without a match being played.
      Front Bar figures were very strong, especially in Melbourne, and may well have pushed Seven over the line.

  2. It seems that SBS’ gamble on Alone Australia is shaping up to be a good one. From Mr. Knox’s comment above, it looks like the second episode actually had more viewers than the first episode, which almost never happens (although I do remember Ten’s Hunted pulling more viewers for its second episode than its first last year).

    Under Investigation didn’t get a lift airing at 7:30 versus 8:40/8:45/9:00. I had hoped that it might.

    Ten News First was under 200,000 on a weeknight again. That doesn’t bode well for Brisbane getting a fully local bulletin again.

    Is it just me, or has ABC News Breakfast been sinking in the ratings lately? The gap between it and Today has been getting wider.

  3. Good numbers for Alone Australia for SBS.
    So SBS coded two episodes of Alone as one episode, but splits up one episode of the News into two segments for the ratings? I get annoyed easily. Lol.

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