Travel Guides tops entertainment, strong night for SBS.

Big numbers for SBS in Total TV, Nine wins Wednesday.

Nine returned to a winning night in Total People on Wednesday thanks to the return of a favourite light entertainment show, while SBS was competitive in early evening slots.

Travel Guides in Morocco led in entertainment at 582,000 metro viewers for Nine.

That eclipsed Hard Quiz (461,000), 7:30 (431,000), I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (398,000), Britain’s Got Talent (234,000) and Alone Australia (233,000).

Later The Weekly with Charlie Pickering drew 390,000 then Crime Investigation Australia (292,000), Law & Order: SVU (205,000), Michael Palin: Into Iraq (169,000) and Aunty Donna’s Coffee Cafe (151,000).

Nine network won Wednesday with 28.5% then Seven 25.8%, ABC 17.6%, 10 17.3% and SBS 10.8%.

Nine News was 726,000 / 725,000 for Nine. A Current Affair won with 630,000 then Hot Seat 339,000 / 190,000.  The Latest was 151,000. A Jumanji movie was 154,000 while Footy Classified was 135,000 across the network.

Seven News was #1 at 887,000 / 841,000. The Chase was 518,000 / 317,000 then Home & Away (416,000).

ABC News drew 556,000. The Drum was 170,000 and QI was 150,000.

The Project pulled 242,000 / 178,000 for 10. 10 News First was 246,000 / 170,000. Fire Country managed 92,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (148,000 /1112,000), Rogue Heroes (103,000) and Mastermind (85,000). SBS has also drawn bumper numbers in Total TV for last week (below).

Bluey led multichannels at 165,000.

Sunrise: 221,000
Today: 172,000
News Breakfast: 94,000 / 48,000

In Total TV numbers last Wednesday were:

Alone Australia: 826,000
Rogue Heroes: 475,000
Lego Masters: 869,000
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here: 759,000
Farmer Wants a Wife: 1.1m
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering: 680,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 19 April 2023

6 Responses

  1. Alone and Rogue Heros are doing well for SBS, but the ratings indicate most of their viewers are not watching SBS on Wednesday nights. I will be watching Rogue Heroes tonight.

  2. Remarkable catch results for Alone Australia. SBS’ biggest Australian hit in years!

    Aunty Donna’s Cafe is a dud.

    Travel Guides will obliterate 1% Club next week. Full credit to Nine for nurturing and building this little show into a big hit over several years.

    1. “Remarkable catch results for Alone Australia. SBS’ biggest Australian hit in years!”
      Yes, but I’m darned if I can see how this show fits with SBS’ charter.

      1. It has quite a bit of cultural diversity so that’s a fit, quite a few characters speak to aspects of their heritage etc. Otherwise SBS argues it is distinctive storytelling and hard to argue against that.

      2. The first part of the charter pretty much says their job is to entertain all Australians (among other things) and in doing so, reflect Australia’s multicultural society so they can do shows like Alone Australia IMO. Non issue. But I do think we need one public broadcaster instead of two and would support merger of ABC and SBS. For a country our size it is ridiculous to have two of them and the money saved on reducing backoffice roles could be better spent on content.

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