Just 1,000 viewers split Sunrise and Today yesterday as the battle for morning viewers continues as a two-horse race.
Sunrise averaged 340,000 and Today 339,000. Seven’s show won Brissy, Adelaide and Perth while Nine’s won Sydney and Melbourne. But Sunrise has won nationally every day this week including with some sizeable wins.
Meanwhile ABC News Breakfast averaged 44,000 on ABC1 and 30,000 for its ABC News 24 simulcast. TEN’s Breakfast continues to struggle with just 30,000 yesterday. It’s hard to argue that there is a two horse race for 3rd and fourth when ABC is on two channels, but TEN’s show is still failing to demonstrate any traction from word of mouth.
Meanwhile in primetime Nine won Thursday night.
The Block averaged 1.39m for Nine followed by Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year (1.36m), Nine News (1.21m), ACA (1.09m), Big Bang (766,000), The Footy Show (737,000), and Hot Seat (692,000).
Seven News (1.26m) was best for Seven then Today Tonight (1.05m), Home and Away (798,000), Grey’s Anatomy (624,000), Deal or No Deal (595,000), Better Homes & Gardens (500,000 in 3 cities), Desperate Housewives (387,000) and in two cities The Force (380,000) and Border Security (345,000).
MasterChef again topped TEN with 1.1m but it was harder elsewhere across the network. TEN News was 723,000 and Modern Family was 712,000. TEN merged together its numbers for Before the Game and The Game Plan as “Thursday Night Football” totalling 499,000 (on ONE the late replays totalled 35,000 in 4 cities). The Project 6pm was 423,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 400,000.
ABC News (879,000) again led for ABC1 then Silk (604,000), 7:30 (580,000), Divorce: Aussie Islamic Way (480,000) and Photo Finish (445,000).
Heston’s Feasts (445,000) topped SBS ONE then Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita (236,000), French Food Safari (218,000).
Neighbours was 315,000 on ELEVEN.