• ABC hits a sweet spot with biggest and most consistent 2020 week
• Hard Quiz #1 non-news with Streisand, Wolverine & Handmaid’s Tale
• Best of the rest: Mad As Hell, H&A, Emergency & Bachelor in Paradise
Seven News 1,194,000/1,123,000
Nine News 1,097,000/998,000
ABC News 835,000
A Current Affair 725,000
The Project 376,000/567,000
10 News 446,000/308,000
The Latest 269,000
News Breakfast 235,000
SBS World News 200,000
The Drum 199,000
Seven: Home and Away dipped from 650,000 Monday to 600,000 Tuesday and then lifted to 626,000 last night.
A Highway Patrol special on Seven then did 407,000.
The Front Bar as on 300,000 as it went up against live AFL on Fox Footy as Melbourne finally found some form in the last quarter to win the second of a mid-week double header.
Nine: A Current Affair started the week on 813,000 and then did 728,000 Tuesday with 717,000 last night.
Nine’s factual programming then helped it secure a midweek win with RBT on 472,000 followed by Emergency with 507,000.
10: Bachelor in Paradise is getting close to the end with 490,000, just below its Tuesday number.
The Project was on 567,000 as the program discussed Jonathan Swans’ already legendary Trump interview and then Marty Sheargold talked about life after radio, sort of. When asked about “turds” he had met in his radio career he called Shane Warne “one of the great turds”.
ABC: Shaun Micallef has helped boost share for a second successive night with the return of Mad as Hell on 691,000 and in the top 10.
The biggest audiences early tuned in for ABC News on 835,000 and then 693,000 for 7.30 with Leigh Sales still at home despite her negative Covid-19 result.
Hard Quiz performed spectacularly again with 746,000 up from 701,000 a week ago. The guest’s epical subjects last night ranged from Barbara Streisand, to Wolverine, video game Halo and The Handmaid’s Tale.
ABC share has been surfing a wave this week with every night so far over 14%, something that it hasn’t achieved so far this year.
SBS: World News was one of three programs that cracked 200,000. The others were The Other Pompeii repeat on 225,000 and then Building the Channel Tunnel on 216,000.