Wednesday Week 22 2019
• A Current Affair reports on road rage mum avoiding jail term
• Home and Away and Anh’s Brush With Fame best non-news
• The Weekly over 600,000 as Hard Chat Tom explains Logie prank
• Seven News 1,20,000/1,074,000
• Nine News 962,000/934,000
• A Current Affair 760,000
• ABC News 683,000
• 7.30 606,000
• The Project 301,000/499,000
• 10 News First 419,000
• The Drum 195,000
• SBS World News 107,000
• Sunrise 295,000
• Today 201,000
Home And Away finished top 6 (#4 if we rank the news hours as just one program) with 695,000, slipping just under 700,000 after two previous nights close to 750,000.
House Rules ended its week with another early room reveal with 613,000 after two nights near 740,000 and one on 544,000. Wednesday last week was on 573,000.
A double episode of the UK drama The Bay did 322,000 and 262,000.
A busy episode of A Current Affair was hosted by Leila McKinnon. Stories included reporter Pippa Bradshaw outside the Southport Magistrates Court covering the case of a road rage mum and how she avoided jail time. The episode did 760,000, down from 792,000 on Tuesday and 865,000 on Monday.
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation featured contestants Tayla Damir (Love Island), Joel Creasey and Jimeoin. The episode did 503,000 after 545,000 a week ago. 20 To One included judgements from Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Carr and Jane Fonda among others. The show had 357,000 watching.
The season final of New Amsterdam then did 222,000.
A team challenge featured on the midweek MasterChef as two Nonna’s helped out the teams. The show did 648,000, up on the Tuesday numbers and last Wednesday’s audience of 634,000. The episode last night ranked #1 under 50.
10’s new drama Five Bedrooms followed with 483,000, up from 428,000 last week.
Earlier in the night The Project featured Waleed Aly with Julia Gillard and then Sammy J sat at the desk. The audience was 499,000, just short of the best this week.
Anh’s Brush With Fame pushed higher to 682,000 after 624,000 a week ago. Sitting for the artist last night was Dannii Minogue.
Also up week-on-week was The Weekly With Charlie Pickering – from 574,000 to 605,000. Roy and HG made an appearance as did Taron Egerton. Jessica Mauboy was grilled about her Eurovision appearances and Tom Gleeson also explained his Gold Logie prank.
The first episode of the second season of The Letdown then did 364,000. The final episode of season one screened 18 months ago to 344,000.
24 Hours In Emergency did 199,000 at 8.30pm.
Earlier Great British Railway Journeys was on 180,000 and Going Places With Ernie Dingo did 145,000.