TV Ratings February 17: Hard Quiz top non-news show 

Hard Quiz

• Nine wins for the 10th day in a row with Nadal in primetime

Primetime News
Seven News 996,000 (6:00 pm)/930,000 (6:30)
Nine News 875,000 (6:00 pm)/882,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 710,000
10 News First 370,000 (5:00 pm)/242,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 171,000 (6:30 pm)/157,000 (7:00 pm)

Daily current affairs
7.30 590,000
The Project 272,000 (6:30 pm)/437,000 (7:00 pm)
The Drum 201,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 274,000
Today 198,000
News Breakfast 187,000

Nine has won its 10th day in a row thanks again to the Australian Open with a 26.2% primary share 10 points higher than any other primary channel, it also had the #1 network share with 34.6%.

The Australian Open’s night sessions averaged 616,000 and 655,000 with the highlight of the night being Stefanos Tsitsipas facing Rafael Nadal in front of an average audience of 613,000.

Seven had no Holey Moley last night so instead aired Ambulance: Code Red with 348,000 viewers and back to back episodes of The Bay which had 242,000 and 196,000.

Seven’s top shows were The Chase Australia with 569,000 and Home and Away with 537,000.

On 10, The Project had 272,000 and 437,000 tune in as questions were raised about how much the Prime Minister’s office knew about the alleged assault at Parliament House and a look at why the mural of Shane Fitzsimmons keeps getting defaced.

This was followed by a double-double of Jamie’s Easy Meals for Every Day (271,000 and 233,000) and Bull (179,000 and 198,000).

10 Bold was the #1 multichannel with 3.7% off the back of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles.

ABC had a strong performance with its comedy lineup last night with Hard Quiz leading the way as the top non-news show with 684,000. Hard Quiz was followed by The Weekly with Charlie Pickering with 554,000 and then the third episode of the comedy Aftertaste with 314,000 which was down on last weeks 352,000.

On SBS the top rating show was Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime with 191,000.

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