Wednesday: Week 15 2019
• Midweek shootout: MKR v Paradise v Paramedics/RBT v Hard Quiz
• Midweek sportstalk: The Front Bar v The Footy Show v Sports Tonight
• Seven News 1,022,000/1,053,000
• Nine News 901,000/897,000
• A Current Affair 739,000
• ABC News 670,000
• 7.30 631,000
• The Project 262,000/477,000
• 10 News First 410,000
• SBS World News 134,000
• Sunrise 273,000
• Today 186,000
After two nights above 650,000, Home And Away Wednesday did 723,000, its best numbers this week.
My Kitchen Rules should have expected a bit of a boost this week. But old fans who haven’t kept up this year might be finding it hard to buy back in. The show did post its best numbers this week though – 885,000.
The Front Bar screened in AFL markets with 399,000 after 381,000 a week ago. The Melbourne audience was 263,000 after 256,000 last week.
Other markets saw new episodes of Modern Family early (and later elsewhere), with 273,000 watching.
Nine posted its lowest Wednesday survey share and its third-lowest survey share from any night.
The 7pm veteran A Current Affair has been on a wild ride this week with its 1m Monday dropping to 800,000 on Tuesday and then 739,000 last night.
A repeat episode of Paramedics then did 271,000 (Sydney and Brisbane only this week) after 483,000 last week. Other markets got RBT.
AFL markets got The Footy Show with 142,000 after 160,000 last week. The Melbourne audience moved to 85,000 after 92,000 for the past fortnight.
US medical drama New Amsterdam continued in Sydney and Brisbane.
The second evening of Bachelor In Paradise featured the unedited and uncensored split screen confrontation between Richie and Alex. The reunion helped attract the audience of 539,000, down slightly from the opening night of 553,000. The episode was #1 under 50 plus #1 18-49 and 16-39.
Two US dramas then returned to the schedule. Bull was on 208,000 at 9.15pm before Hawaii Five-O did under 100,000 later in the night.
Earlier in primetime The Project featured animal rights activist Chris Delforce again plus retired cricketer Kevin Pietersen also on animal rights, in his case rhinos, and later comedian and author Ben Elton. The episode after 7pm was up again to just under 500,000.
Sports Tonight gets the late, late midweek slot with less than 50,000 after 11pm.
Hard Quiz did 728,000 for a second successive week for its equal highest audience of the year.
The Weekly With Charlie Pickering was up week-on-week from 615,000 to 661,000 to claim the ABC’s third top 10 spot last night.
You Can’t Ask That was throwing questions at African Australians with 479,000 watching.
QI then did 289,000 followed by the premiere of UK comedy Mum on 141,000.
The 8pm episode of Great British Railway Journeys did best with 189,000.
It was preceded by Going Places With Ernie Dingo on 177,000.
At 8.30pm the second episode of Christians Like Us did 136,00 and was followed by 24 Hours In Emergency on 125,000.