The Block drives Wednesday win for Nine. Thank God tops demos.

It was a battle between renovation and improvisation on Wednesday with Nine taking the night. Gruen scores for ABC.

The Block has its first timeslot win of the season at 558,000 metro viewers and has helped Nine to win the night.

However Thank God You’re Here was still #1 in the demos, with 535,000 then Hard Quiz (478,000), 7:30 (421,000), Border Security (233,000) and Michael Mosley: Secrets of the Superagers (139,000).

Later Gruen led with 514,000 then Travel Guides (359,000), The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers (327,000), Gold Diggers (207,000), Granny Killer: The Unsolved Murders (165,000) and Five Bedrooms (132,000).

Nine network won Wednesday with 28.9% then Seven 25.4%, ABC 19.0%, 10 18.5% and SBS 8.3%.

Nine News (740,000 / 737,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (612,000) and Hot Seat (376,000 / 229,000). Footy Classified was 131,000 across the network.

Seven News was #1 at 904,000 / 874,000. The Chase won with 612,000 / 341,000. An extended Home & Away was 446,000 / 396,000. The Latest managed 124,000.

ABC News pulled 548,000. The Drum (170,000) and Would I Lie to You? (169,000) followed.

The Project drew 282,000 / 175,000 for 10. 10 News First was 194,000 / 142,000. So Help Me Todd was just 67,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (129,000 / 111,000), The Rise and Fall of Boris Becker (115,000). Anne Boleyn was just

NCIS on 10 BOLD led multichannels at 106,000.

Sunrise: 223,000
Today: 165,000
News Breakfast: 90,000 / 57,000

In Total TV numbers last Wednesday were:

Thank God You’re Here: 1.29m
Gruen: 864,000
Gold Diggers: 299,000
Home & Away: 926,000
John Farnham: Finding the Voice: 474,000
Five Bedrooms: 334,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 9 August 2023.

19 Responses

  1. A shame that Five Bedrooms only got 132,000 viewers for the 9pm slot over on 10. Am aware that this season has been on Paramount+ for some time now.

    Apart from the many many promotions for The Traitors, there seems to be little promotion for other programs, like Five Bedrooms, which is a shame.

  2. I’m liking that on Home and Away at the moment they are developing storylines for their veteran cast members instead of just having them be background players so much. Stories such as Irene feeling lonely going back to an empty house every night or Alf having hearing issues.

    1. yes I agree about time the old cast members have a storyline
      because I am so over the Band storylines sick of it
      and Justin as well what happen to his Garage he is never there

    1. Also wasn’t going to watch Impractical jokers but left it on after Thank God Your Here and really enjoyed it, some laugh out loud moments which also I haven’t experienced for a while on TV, will be watching more of this, they seem likeable and funny which is a good pairing.

  3. Whoever the warm up person is for Thank God You’re Here, should get a Logie! That is the most revved up crowd i’ve heard on a show for a while. I thought Ep 2 was a tad weak, but really really love Celia as host. She is so likable and authentic. And funny. I like the rotation of weekly judge. I get more laughs out of this show than anything else on the box.

      1. Another factor is the really small studio they shoot this in. The audience is almost directly at the feet of the host. I thought the set both for the presentation sections and the dramatised bits were very small indeed and it perhaps needs a bigger space for everyone to breath. The set for the army briefing headquarters was tiny especially with 7 or 8 people crammed into it.

          1. Love having the show back on our screens. (Working Dog getting top rating for 10 now over three nights) Celia is a great host, but wish she would stop the high pitch shouting….Its a bit annoying. Sorry to be picky.

  4. 2 thoughts: the Olympics cannot come fast enough for Today. I acknowledge this is just one morning but TTodayDAY are rarely close to seven and seven don’t appear to picking up the lost viewers (gone to ABC perhaps). Secondly, 474k for a Farnham encore is rather good. Seven could put on a test pattern for the remainder of the week given their lead and Saturdays game.

  5. I really like Gruen, but I find Will Anderson increasingly insufferable with each passing season. The constant interruptions for some terrible gag are so frustrating. He literally interrupted Todd last night to tell Russell not to interrupt Todd and we never did get to hear the end of what Todd was saying. There used to be a Gruen XL version on iView that was longer and not quite so bad, but that doesn’t seem to be a thing anymore.

    1. Totally agree. I’ve actually stopped watching because of Will. He’s brand of humour is next level sarcasm that’s lost all comical value. It’s otherwise a great show with insightful panelists who actually know about advertising. But they’ve lost me as a viewer.

    2. I like Will Anderson’s humour on this program but readily accept he will not be everyone’s cup of tea. The show is in its 15TH season I think which impressive but may mean it starts to get on more and more viewers nerve.

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