TV Ratings October 31: ABC’s best 2018 Wednesday

Hard Quiz

• Tom Gleeson star power: Hard Quiz #1 non-news, #3 overall

• Seven #1 Wednesday, third consecutive primary/network win
• Tom Gleeson star power: Hard Quiz #1 non-news, #3 overall
• Tomorrow Tonight debuts on 600k, ABC’s best 2018 Wednesday
• Nine’s ACA, Seven’s Bride and 10’s Bachelorette best of the rest


Home And Away hovered on 600,000 after previous nights of 663,000 and 627,000 this week.

The third night of Bride & Prejudice this week did 525,00, a drop again after a start on 663,000 Monday and then 583,000 on Tuesday.

The drama 9-1-1 then did just under half a million with a start close to 9pm.


A Current Affair featured Tracy Grimshaw visiting Barbra Streisand at home and in the studio on A Current Affair ahead of a new Streisand album release. That’s one interview that Lisa Wilkinson didn’t get for The Sunday Project. ACA was on 660,000, similar to the Tuesday number.

Family Food Fight was below 400,000 for the second successive night after launching with 411,000 on Monday.

The US drama Manifest then did 345,000 after 463,000 a week ago.


The Project included a cross to Peter Helliar with Rove McManus on the red carpet at the 10 Upfronts. With Waleed Aly, also at the Upfronts, hosting the Halloween edition of the show with Carrie Bickmore were Tommy Little, Hamish Macdonald and Lehmo. The midweek edition was on 452,000 after 446,000 on Tuesday.

The Bachelorette lifted the audience to 537,000.

Playing For Keeps then did 399,000 for its penultimate episode after 456,000 a week ago.


The channel’s best Wednesday share of the year was driven by Tom Gleeson and his Hard Quiz, which was #3 overall for the night trailing only the audiences for the two 6pm commercial news bulletins. Hard Quiz was on 679,000 after 707,000 a fortnight ago. (Invictus Games Today had the slot last week.)

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell then did 665,000 after 626,000 last week.

The launch of Charlie Pickering and Annabel Crabb’s new series Tomorrow Tonight started with 600,000.

Also launching last night was the new midweek music show The Set with a first up audience of 224,000.


Great British Railway Journeys topped the chart for the channel with 258,000.

Nigella Lawson then hosted a doco on Anna Del Conte, a cook who changed her life, with 181,000 watching.

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