Reality rules on Thursday
Reality shows Beauty and the Geek, Celebrity Apprentice and ABC's drama The Slap were the winners on Thursday night.
If Wednesday night was a low-ranking night, then Thursday was even lower. This time just three shows cracked the magic million and all three of them were on Seven.
Beauty & the Geek Australia was the top rating show of the night on 1.14m. If it wasn’t for Nine’s reality show, Seven would have owned the early portion of the evening. As it stands Seven News was 1.10m, Today Tonight 1.01m and Home and Away was 914,000. The Amazing Race was third on 697,000 with How I Met Your Mother on 318,000 / 240,000 and Outsourced on 153,000. Sunrise pulled 435,000 over Today‘s 364,000.
Nine News (969,000) was Nine’s best followed by The Big Bang Theory (Ep 2: 939,000, EP 1: 829,000). The Celebrity Apprentice Australia booting Wendell Sailor won its slot with 927,000. Next were ACA 848,000, Unforgettable was second in its slot (783,000), The Mentalist (569,000), and CSI: Miami (304,000). Hot Seat (583,000) beat Deal or No Deal (494,000).
Rescue: Paramedics was TEN’s best on 726,000 followed by Rush (677,000), Keeping up with the Joneses (648,000), The Project (553,000), and Law and Order: SVU (510,000).
The Slap‘s courtroom saga won its slot on 915,000 followed by ABC News on 913,000, Qi (811,000), 7:30 (725,000), and Crownies (669,000).
The premiere of My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita was 276,000 on SBS ONE. Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam was 267,000 and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations was 236,000.
The Big Bang Theory topped multichannels on 362,000. Neighbours was 296,000.
It was a close tussle between Seven and Nine but Seven’s 26.9% share bettered Nine’s 26.5%. TEN was 21.10% over ABC’s 20.0% and SBS was 5.5%.