Wednesday Ratings | Farewell SHAUN MICALLEF’S MAD AS HELL

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May the ABC have the sense to replace it with more much-needed political satire.

A Current Affair (613,000) down for Nine, though still a winner at 7pm. The Block (685,000) also a winner, though this was its second lowest all season. A special edition of Footy Classified (169,000 MEL/ADL/PER) upset the schedule a little, bouncing shows around like My Life As A Rolling Stone (242,000) and not even airing a repeat of Inside the Mind of Freddie Mercury (38,000 SYD) in most places. The night did come back together for an ep of Family Law (52,000).
Nine first in both primary (22.3%) and network (31.6%) rankings.

Home & Away (460,000) slips back under 500k for Seven and again maintains the title as Seven’s most watched program after the News. Farmer Wants A Wife (455,000) slips a little on last night and equals its lowest all season. Armed and Dangerous (208,000) and The Chernobyl Disaster (111,000) fill out the rest of the schedule unceremoniously.
Seven second in both primary (20%) and network (27.2%) rankings.

7:30 (393,000) and a repeat of Hard Quiz (370,000) drag the ABC neatly into third place in primetime. The series finale of Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (446,000) finishes on a comedic high, though down nearly 50k on last week. Ahh, the inexplicably fickle audience (Total TV will no doubt assist next week). Summer Love (276,000) and Win the Week (196,000) do little following, and it’s left to Adam Hills: The Last Leg (154,000) and a repeat of Spicks and Specks (39,000) to wrap the evening.
ABC third in both primary (12.7%) and network (17.8%) rankings.

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Almost no love for The Project (178,000 6:30pm; 282,000 7pm) on 10, and even less for the finale of Shaun Micallef’s Brain Eisteddfod (214,000). A repeat of The Dog House Australia (213,000) maintained the malaise, as did the late night double repeat of Bull (133,000; 114,000).
10 fourth in both primary (9.1%) and network (14.5%) rankings.

The Australian Wars (154,000), simulcast on NITV, led SBS’s night, followed by 24 Hours in Emergency (109,000) and The Stranger (39,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.1%) and network (8.9%) rankings.


16-39: The Block (124,000) came in ahead of Nine News 6:30pm/6pm, A Current Affair, and Seven News 6:30pm.

18-49: The Block (215,000) beat out Nine News 6:30pm, Seven News 6:30pm, Nine News 6pm, and A Current Affair.

25-54: The Block (271,000) delivers another triple demo win to Nine, followed by Nine News 6:30pm, Seven News 6:30pm, Nine News 6pm, and Seven News 6pm.


The Adventures of Paddington – EV (133,000) takes the multi-channel win again for ABC Kids/TV Plus.

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ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)NoteABC News7pm-7:30pm551,000SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm119,000130,000 6:30pm
108,000 7pmSeven News6pm-7pm857,000856,000 6pm
857,000 6:30pmNine News6pm-7pm781,000779,000 6pm
782,000 6:30pm10 News First5pm-6:30pm250,000 5pm
160,000 6pm

SBS World News averaged ((6:30pm+7pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.
Seven News/Nine News figures averaged ((6pm+6:30pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.


Sunrise (209,000)
The Today Show (177,000)
ABC Breakfast (175,000 (110,000 ABC; 65,000 ABC News))


One change to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: The Block (Nine) lifted 33% to 1,475,000; Border Security (Seven) lifted 6%/4% to 483,000/500,000; and The Dog House Australia (10) lifted 7% to 446,000.

The BVOD best were The Block (237,000), and Home and Away (127,000).

Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% liftSummer LoveABC503,00036After the VerdictNine651,00034The BlockNine1,475,00033Home and AwaySeven919,00020Shaun Micallef’s Mad As HellABC831,00020

Primary Channels, Multi-Channels, Shares, Subscription TV, Key Demos, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

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Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2022. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.


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