TV Ratings May 5: Hard Quiz beats out commercial networks

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• Travel Guides has over 600k as it takes viewers to Mauritius

• Big Brother finishes surprise week with a final twist

Primetime News
Seven News 977,000 (6 pm)/975,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 977,000 (6 pm)/919,000 (6:30 pm)
ABC News 601,000
10 News First 363,000(5 pm)/266,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 160,000 (6:30 pm)/135,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 695,000
7:30 553,000
The Project 309,000 (6:30 pm)/439,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 175,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 265,000
Today 219,000
News Breakfast 180,000

Late Night News
Nine News Late 125,000
The Latest 58,000
ABC Late News 57,000
SBS World News Late 54,000


Travel Guides had 644,000 as the guides headed to a (pre-COVID) Mauritius and experienced a rum distillery, ziplining, and deep-fried bugs. This episode was down on last weeks season premiere which had 712,000.

Afterwards was Doctor Doctor with 371,000 as the Aussie drama aired the second episode of its fifth season following its launch audience of 407,000 last week. 


On Big Brother,  Surprise Week continued as Sarah Jane and Mary were hiding out in the secret attic, eavesdropping on their rivals.  

The nomination challenge came down to Katie vs Tilly, with Tilly winning the challenge for a second time

She nominated safe vote Charlotte and floater Carlos for eviction alongside primary target Jess, but SJ and Mary had a plan of their own, which they relayed to Katie and Sid via a secret hatch in the diary room. A blindside at the eviction ceremony then sent a surprised Carlos home

“I was thinking I was safe with Danny but you are never safe in that house,” said Carlos. “Anything can happen any time. Big Brother is crazy.”

Then Big Brother served up his final surprise and SJ and Mary jumped out of a cake, eliciting a begrudging “awesome” from Daniel.

This was followed by How to Look Good Naked with 175,000 viewers.

Home and Away was the top-rating program on Seven last night with 608,000.


On MasterChef 535,000 tuned in for the Mystery Box challenge as the contestants battled for immunity using pantry staples. This was the same amount of viewers on last Wednesday’s episode which had 535,000 as well.

This was followed by a double of Bull with 252,000 and 189,000.

The Project had 309,000 (6:30 pm) and 439,000 (7:00 pm) as the show covered the mystery Covid case in Sydney, Stuart MacGill‘s alleged kidnapping, and Donald Trump‘s new online platform.


Hard Quiz was the top non-news show last night as 663,000 tuned in to see who would come away with the Big Brass Mug.

This was followed by The Weekly with Charlie Pickering which had 490,000 viewers watch as the show was joined by Frank Woodley and Dane Simpson.

You Can’t Ask That then had 310,000 watch as the show featured ex-footballers.


The top program on SBS was See what You Made Me Do with 264,000 viewers. The show is hosted by investigative journalist, Jess Hill, and inspired by her book of the same name, with the goal of starting a conversation about domestic abuse. The series asks what needs to be done to keep women and children safer and hold perpetrators to account.

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