TV Ratings November 28: Hard Quiz the answer for ABC

Hard Quiz

• Does Nine need a bigger audience for the ARIA Awards?

• Seven’s Wednesday win: Ob docs and drama the key
• ABC’s Big Wednesdays continue


The broadcaster has won its fourth successive night in the final week of survey with another #1 ranking in both primary and combined channel share.

Home And Away was just under 600,000 after two nights above that mark.

The ob docs Emergency Call (550,000) and Border Security (613,000) followed.

The Seven share then held up well with two hours of 9-1-1 that delivered audiences of 501,000 and then 433,000.


A Current Affair had a third evening over 700,000 with 721,000.

The primary channel was then the home for the 2018 ARIA Awards with an average audience across the three hours of 500,000. Not a brilliant number perhaps, but it is in line with last year’s 505,000 and doesn’t account for any viewing via 9Now. It was an audience that was also up on what Nine has been rating for much of the month on weeknights in the slot. The Awards themselves had many magical moments – including the speech and performance from Kasey Chambers to the wins and tribute to Gurrumul. But for many people the main memory might be the shambles at the end of the show when Bob Geldof joined Keith Urban for the main award. Geldof adlibbed and mumbled, eventually revealing to Urban he was not following the script because he couldn’t read it on the teleprompter across the venue!


The Project and 10 News First delivered the biggest audiences with those programs the only ones to make the OzTAM top 20. The Project was on 436,000 with the 5pm news bulletin on 432,000.

At 7.30pm Jamie And The Nonnas did 330,000 followed by Blind Date on 220,000.


The channel has been enjoying a massive month of Wednesday ratings with not many heavy-hitting early evening programs on offer elsewhere.

Hard Quiz had another great week with 742,000 after 743,000 last week. This week last year Hard Quiz did 639,000.

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell then did 719,000 for its 100th episode after 682,000 a week ago.

Tomorrow Night then did 442,000 after 459,000 last week.

Adam Hills: The Last Leg was on much earlier this week with 252,000 after 154,000 watched late a week ago.


A new season of Destination Flavour launched last night with Adam Liaw in China. The premiere episode did 181,000.

The audience then grew to 189,000 for a Great British Railway Journeys repeat.

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