The ABC’s satirical quiz show Hard Quiz continues to prove a ratings winner for the public broadcaster, after it was the most watched entertainment show of last night and the ABC’s best performer.
The show managed 776,000 viewers last night and, it must be said, put its more highly-fancied free-to-air rival’s to shame.
Ten’s The Bachelorette improved to 601,000, Seven’s Bride And Prejudice had 583,000, while Nine’s Young Sheldon had 580,000.
Seven won Wednesday with 29.4 per cent of the audience share. Nine was second with 24.6 per cent, the ABC nabbed third with 20.5 per cent, Ten had 18.3 per cent and SBS pulled a neat eight.
For Seven, its 6pm news was the most watched show of the evening with 958,000, Home And Away had 604,000, The Chase had 530,000 and Criminal Minds pulled 277,000.
Nine’s 6pm news pulled 904,000, ACA had 780,000, Hot Seat pulled 490,000 and Manifest had 371,000.
Ten’s other performers were The Project with 475,000, Playing For Keeps with 402,000, 10 News First with 384,000 and Pointless with 217,000.
The ABC’s night ran thus: Hard Quiz (776,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (745,000), ABC News (707,000), 7:30 (679,000), Tomorrow Tonight (567,000) and The Set (179,000).
Trains again bought SBS some joy, Great British Railway Journeys pulling 268,000.