The Voice, Mother & Son score on Wednesday.

Viewers check out new ABC comedy. Some eye-watering Total TV numbers in Women's World Cup.

Wednesdays are always room for a little comedy, last night with a reboot sitcom on ABC buoyed by a curiosity generating some mixed reviews on social media.

The Voice again topped entertainment at 589,000 metro viewers.

The Block (541,000 topping older demos), Hard Quiz (497,000), 7:30 (459,000), Thank God You’re Here (442,000 and topped younger demos).

Later Mother & Son drew 441,000 then Under Investigation (385,000), The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers (224,000), Without Sin (190,000 / 114,000) and Gold Diggers (168,000).

Nine led primary channels but Seven network won Wednesday with 29.6% then Seven 28.9%, ABC 16.7%, 10 16.0% and SBS 8.9%.

Seven News was #1 at 859,000 / 828,000 then The Chase (523,000 / 342,000) and Home & Away (431,000).

Nine News (817,000 / 764,000) was best or Nine. A Current Affair led with 669,000 then Hot Seat (352,000 / 216,000). Footy Classified was 134,000 across the network with Dream Listing Byron Bay 86,000 in 2 cities.

ABC News pulled 551,000. Would I Lie to You? (171,000) and The Drum (129,000) followed.

The Project scored 276,000 / 166,000 for 10. 10 News First was 193,000 / 150,000. Five Bedrooms managed 109,000. So Help Me Todd was 62,000.

On SBS it was Building the Snowy (159,000), SBS World News (136,000 / 104,000), Michel Mosley: Secrets of the Superagers (106,000), Wolf (43,000) and Mastermind (41,000).

7TWO’s Bargain Hunt led multichannels at just 90,000.

Sunrise: 218,000
Today: 188,000
News Breakfast: 94,000 / 41,000

There were also big Total TV lifts for missed shows last Wednesday when a certain sporting event gripped the nation:

The Block: 567,000
Gruen: 532,000
Hard Quiz: 414,000
FIFA Women’s World Cup Final: 7.221m

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 23 August 2023.

8 Responses

  1. Sorry but I hate sketch comedy shows and Thank God You’re Here offered nothing new. It’s just like the one they should don seven before it was pulled from air due to making fun of the judges of MasterChef. They rebooted TGYH outlet for the fans of the original show. It left me cold.

  2. Very strong episode of ‘Thank God You’re Here’. All the performers did well and lots of great scenarios. And Virginia Gay was having a good night: on air at 7.30 then at 8.30 in Mother and Son.

    I’m glad ‘Mother and Son’ had a good start. I’ve just read your review DK, and the comments. I suspended some of my preconceived ideas, but it was hard as the original was such a formative viewing experience for me. Denise is the stand out and makes the role her own. It helps she has such a different physicality to Ruth. I found everyone else less interesting. I think Matt had a few moments to shine, but it felt a bit undercooked at times, but I am committed to it.

      1. Comedy is subjective. Meaning what someone else finds funny, you may not. Just because you didn’t like it or find a show funny doesn’t mean no one else can like it. I don’t like the block but don’t dislike others that do not does it make the show terrible.

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