Good to see this thread has returned. The early evening woes have certainly not gone away.
Family Feud: Still simulcasting after 18 months and no sign of it ending anytime soon. Ten are sacrificing total audience, revenue and demos at 6pm to make Family Feud’s rating look respectable. How long can this go on considering Ten’s woeful financial situation?
The Project 6.30: Has been a serial underperformer for years, dropping to as low as 300s. For as long as Seven/Nine News continue to air news at 6.30pm it has no chance of success.
The Project 7pm: Respectable, winning some demos, but I believe Family Feud would be much better suited at 7pm against the lesser competition in ACA and Home and could rate 800k no simulcast. I would return Simpsons / Neighbours to 6pm-6.30pm which were always decent performers in that slot, and move The Project to after 9.30pm. Surely those simple changes would have positive impacts.