A Current Affair‘s story on Craig Thomson throughout the media yesterday helped it to beat Today Tonight last night, with 1.23m over Seven’s 1.08m.
Cleverly, Nine didn’t even have to broadcast its apparent interview with a Sydney escort, but had reporter Justin Armsden talking to Tracy Grimshaw about the behind the scenes machinations. That leaves them with another card up their sleeve, potentially for next week.
But it was Seven Network that inched in front of Nine to win Thursday thanks to its multichannels. Its line-up included Seven News (1.28m), Home and Away (837,000), Grey’s Anatomy (706,000), Deal or No Deal (680,000), The Price is Right (394,000), Desperate Housewives (368,000). Better Homes and Gardens was 521,000 in three states while Australia’s Got Talent was 503,000 in two.
Nine News led for Nine on 1.25m. The Block was 1.21m, Hot Property was 977,000, The Footy Show was 701,000 and Hot Seat was 650,000.
MasterChef was under the magic million at 943,000 for TEN, with TEN News on 794,000, Glee on 618,000, SVU on 467,000 / 363,000 and The Project 6pm on 461,000.
ABC News pulled 905,000 for ABC1 then 7:30 (627,000), Catalyst (623,000), Silk (597,000) and Secrets of the Superbrand (412,000).
On SBS ONE Heston’s Feasts was 275,000, Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita was 224,000 and French Food Safari was 209,000.
Neighbours again led multichannels with 330,000.