You Can’t Ask That season five premieres to 390,000 metro viewers

ABC’s hard-hitting talk show You Can’t Ask That has returned for its fifth season with 390,000 metro viewers tuning in for the first episode which featured nine firefighters from across Australia.

564,000 national viewers tuned in for the episode which saw the firefighters answer questions about fire, fear, heroism and more.

You Can’t Ask That is back for its fifth season

Leading in to the episode, 753,000 metro viewers tuned in for an encore episode of Hard Quiz, 737,000 for Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, which was filmed without a studio audience for the first time, and 843,000 for 7.30.

1.096m metro viewers tuned in for Seven News, making it the most-watched program of the night, as well as 1.672m nationally. It was followed by Nine’s Married At First Sight with 1.077m metro viewers and 1.478m nationally. Nine News delivered 985,000 and 1.302m nationally.

Ten’s Australian Survivor: All Stars continued its run with 714,000 metro viewers – just under its season-high from Tuesday night of 728,000, but above the previous high of 701,000. 924,000 national viewers tuned in for the episode, which was the biggest Wednesday audience of the season.

Married At First Sight was the most-watched across all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. Australian Survivor took second place, followed by Nine News.

Today managed another high, drawing in 251,000 metro viewers – it’s highest audience since 2018. 324,000 metro viewers tuned in for Sunrise.

Nine was the most-watched network for the night overall, delivering a 30.3% audience share and a 24.0% channel share. Seven held 23.5% and 16.7% as a channel, while ABC secured 19.5% and 14.3%. Ten held 18.9% and 12.4%. The most-watched multi-channel was 10 Bold with 4.1%.


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