Games night: Hard Quiz on ABC wins Wednesday entertainment

Game shows dominated Wednesday viewing as ABC’s Hard Quiz topped entertainment with 542,000 metro viewers, followed by Seven’s The Chase Australia with 512,000.

Following The Chase Australia was long-standing drama series on Seven, Home and Away, with 475,000 metro viewers. The Weekly with Charlie Pickering on ABC pulled in 446,000 metro viewers.

Hard Quiz’s host Tom Gleeson

Nine’s Under Investigation and Hot Seat brought in 355,000 and 351,000 metro viewers respectively.

In comparison, newer programs appear to have seen trouble attracting eyeballs. Ten’s The Dog House Australia aired to 318,000 metro viewers, while Seven’s We Interrupt This Broadcast brought in 280,000 last night.

The #1 program on Wednesday was Seven News with 911,000 metro viewers, followed by Seven News at 6:30 with 860,000, Nine News at 6:30 with 735,000 and Nine News with 721,000. Seven News also topped all three key advertising demos.

Survival reality show Alone Australia premiered on SBS last night, bringing in 203,000 metro viewers for the first episode and 220,000 for the second.

SBS also saw its biggest prime time audience of the year with metro primary channel share of 6.4% and a network share of 10.8%.

However, Seven network won the night with a 28.9% overall share, followed by Nine with 26.3%, ABC with 19.9% and Ten with 14%.

The top-rated primary network was Seven with 19.8%, but the top-rated multichannel was 9Gem with 3.3%.

In the latest Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Report for 22 March, Married At First Sight on Nine last Wednesday was the #1 program nationally with 2 million Total TV viewers, including 588,000 on BVOD and the biggest uplift of 59%.

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