TV Ratings November 17, 2021: Hard Quiz and Gruen continue to dominate primetime


• Nine edges out Seven with Adele concert from 2015

TV ratings: Wednesday Week 45 2021

Home and Away was the top non-news program of the night in the total TV ratings with 1.078m, an increase of 21%.

This was followed closely by two programs from the ABC, Hard Quiz with 1.051m (11%) and Gruen 1.051m (30%).

Parental Guidance was the top non-news program on Nine with 915,000, while Gogglebox was the top program on 10 with 877,000.

Big Brother VIP managed to get its viewership up to 607,000 after increasing 33%, while the biggest risers came in the romance department with The Bachelorette up 46% to 491,000 and Love Island Australia up 171%! to 521,000.

Total TV Ratings for October 13, 2021

• Big Brother and Bachelorette continue to struggle

Primetime News
Seven News 896,000/868,000
Nine News 827,000/812,000
ABC News 629,000
10 News First 274,000 (5:00pm)/ 176,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 103,000 (6:30pm) 105,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 664,000
7.30 550,000
The Project 228,000 (6:30pm)/373,000 (7pm)
The Drum 169,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 234,000
Today 233,000
News Breakfast 282,000

Late News
Nine News Late 91,000
ABC Late News 53,000


On a relatively quiet Wednesday night on the backend of the TV ratings survey, Nine managed to edge out Seven in both primary (18.7%) and network (28.8%) share.

A Current Affair had 664,000 as the program covered footage that was filmed during the walkthrough with police soon after William Tyrrell‘s disappearance. This followed the news that William’s foster mother is being treated as a person of interest in his disappearance.

Adele – Live in London then aired with the concert from 2015 also featuring an interview with Graham Norton. The special brought in 452,000 viewers.

Emergency then followed with 307,000, before Love Island Australia aired at 9:50pm bringing in 150,000 viewers.


Home and Away was once again the top non-news program for Seven last night with 526,000.

Big Brother VIP sent its last international celeb home last night in Thomas Markle Jr. with 295,000 tuning in to see him evicted from the hotel. This was down on last week’s 375,000.

The third quarterfinal for America’s Got Talent then aired, bringing in a crowd of 148,000. 


The Project had 228,000 (6:30pm) and 373,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered Australians working more unpaid hours than ever before.

The Bachelorette then followed with 256,000 viewers as Luca and Will went home following an episode that saw Holly and Brooke weave bracelets on a single date and a group date that saw the participants take part in a series of games where Brooke observed how they interacted with kids. This episode was up slightly on last week’s 249,000.


Hard Quiz narrowly missed out on being the top non-news program of the night for the second week in a row with 617,000 tuning in. The Tom Gleeson hosted program continues to perform well in the Wednesday schedule for the ABC.

Gruen was the top non-news program of the night with 618,000 viewers as the show examined tech companies wanting people to buy now and continue to pay later.

Preppers then had 202,000 viewers.


The top program on SBS was Scotland’s Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle which brought in 206,000 viewers.

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