ABC’s Hard Quiz tops Wednesday entertainment; Alone Australia on SBS sees 138% uplift in consolidated ratings

ABC’s Hard Quiz topped entertainment on Wednesday night with 554,000 metro viewers. Meanwhile, despite SBS’ new format Alone Australia not drawing a large metro linear audience, it saw a 138% uplift in the latest Daily Consolidated 7 ratings.

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Alone Australia launched to 203,000 metro viewers for the first episode and 220,000 for the second last week. The show’s third episode last night captured 193,000 metro viewers.

However, the show has seen significant catch-up activities on BVOD. In the Daily Consolidated 7 report for 29 March, Alone Australia had 761,000 Total TV viewers with the biggest uplift of 138% as mentioned, and 216,000 on national BVOD. SBS highlighted that episode one had a 164% uplift, while episode two had 126%.

Seven News was the #1 program with 1.421 million Total TV viewers, however, and 37,000 on BVOD with a 3% uplift.

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SBS’s director of television, Kathryn Fink, said: “We always had high hopes for Alone Australia on SBS On Demand but we have been thrilled the show has captured such a broad linear audience at 7.30pm on Wednesday nights and also on SBS On Demand.

“We are so proud of the Total TV performance of the show which has more than doubled its audience in the past week when you compare with the metro overnight audience.

“Alone has been a global hit, and the international versions have been a huge success for us on SBS On Demand, and it is no surprise that audiences have been rivetted by the journeys of our participants in the Tasmanian wilderness.”

Following Hard Quiz in overnight entertainment, The Chase Australian on Seven brought in 477,000 metro viewers while Home and Away on the network aired to 444,000 metro viewers.

Travel Guides on Nine attracted 425,000, while I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! on Ten pulled in 421,000 metro viewers.

The #1 program in overnights was Seven News with 876,000 metro viewers. Nine News at 6:30 won the key advertising demos of 16-39s and 18-49s, while it tied with Seven News at 6:30 won the 25-54s.

Seven network won the night with a 27% overall share, followed by Nine with 25.7%, ABC with 20.4%, Ten with 16.6% and SBS with 10.2%.

Seven and Nine tied as the top-rated primary channel, both with a 18.9% share. The top-rated multichannel was 7Two with 3.4%.


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