• Final week of survey: Seven #1 primary/network, 10Bold #1 multi
• ABC’s Gruen and Hard Quiz biggest entertainment shows
• ARIA Awards disappoints: No crowd inside, few watching on TV too
Seven News 904,000/873,000
Nine News 793,000/818,000
ABC News 603,000
10 News First 292,000/193,000
SBS World News 150,000
Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 629,000
The Project 267,000/415,000
The Drum 139,000
News Breakfast 195,000
Late Night News
ABC Late News 109,000
Nine News Late 102,000
The Latest 93,000
SBS Late News 51,000
Seven: Home and Away slipped just below 600,000 for its second night of the week and stayed there again on Wednesday with 550,000.
Nine: A Current Affair had a third successive night in the 600,000s with 629,000.
The 2020 ARIA Awards was a disappointment. The award’s show has never been a huge audience magnet and last night it attracted 287,000. Last year the Nine audience was 413,000. There was much to like about the production though including the much-anticipated all-star Helen Reddy tribute that ended the night introduced by Julia Gillard.
10: The Project guests included Paloma Faith with 415,000 watching.
An hour of Jamie’s Easy Meals for Every Day was on 311,000 and then 262,000.
ABC: Entertainment shows here last night ruled the ratings, with bigger numbers after no State of Origin for the first time after three weeks of football. At 8pm Hard Quiz was on 670,000 (584,000 last week) and then Gruen, with Russel Howcroft back with the team in a Kmart special episode, was on 678,000 (586,000 last week).
Reputation Rehab did 381,000 (improving from 318,000 last week).
SBS: A repeat of Building Britain’s Canals was on 175,000. The Great Train Robbery: The Hidden Tapes followed on 144,000.