TV ratings December 16: ABC’s Hard Quiz, Gruen and Rehab all win slots

• Despite Big Bash washout, Seven holds on for midweek win

• Despite Big Bash washout, Seven holds on for midweek win
• Nine and mix of multis ranks #1 in network share
• ABC’s Hard Quiz, Gruen and Rehab all win slots to end 2020

Seven ranked #1 primary, Nine ranked #1 network, but it was ABC that had the star power and the timeslot winners from 7.30 onwards.

Hard Quiz and Gruen both had top 10 finishes with audiences over 600,000. Hard Quiz returns next week with a Kids’ Special, but Gruen has wrapped for the year with a musical feast. Before that there was disagreement over some of the creative in display, including a 16-minute message to consumers from KFC. Qantas board member Todd Sampson was also quick to point out there was no Covid on aeroplanes too. The musical end to the season featured Bluey composer Joff Bush celebrating each of the Gruen panellists. And finally, the 93-year-old composer of the Play School theme, Richard Connolly, belted out his tune one more time. Host Wil Anderson admitted it was only his second favourite Richard Connolly creation. The composer just happens to be the father of Gruen EP Polly Connolly.

Reputation Rehab managed to win its timeslot too, saving the best to last, an episode that looked at the vilification of The Chaser over the sick kiddies prank, and Yumi Stynes over her morning TV incident. The episode did 408,000.

UK broadcaster Lorraine Kelly was then guest host of The Last Leg while Adam Hills contributed from quarantine in Melbourne to get home for Christmas.

Seven’s BBL match between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars started promisingly on 406,000, but the audience disappeared of course when the second session was washed out with highlights filling the gaps.

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