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ABC News wins timeslot

Ratings: ABC News won the 7pm timeslot. That may suggest audiences are none too rapt in the alternative shows.

Thursdays aren’t usually much chop for ratings results but last night ABC News won the 7pm timeslot with 1.00m viewers.

That may suggest audiences are none too rapt in the alternative shows: Big Brother, Home and Away and MasterChef: All Stars.

The night was won by Seven on 29.5%, followed by Nine: 27.5%, TEN 19.4%, ABC 18.2% and SBS 5.4%.

Seven News again topped the night with 1.17m for Seven then Today Tonight 1.02m, Home and Away (973,000), Mrs. Brown’s Boys (932,000 / 667,000) and Deal or No Deal (567,000).

Nine News (1.03m) led for Nine then Big Brother had its first night under the magic million (973,000), followed by The Farmer Wants a Wife (938,000), ACA (890,000), The Footy Show (609,000), Hot Seat (507,000) and Big Bang (429,000).

MasterChef was best for TEN on 797,000. TEN News was 709,000, Modern Family (626,000), Thursday Night Football (455,000), The Project 6pm (455,000), and Law & Order: SVU (272,000).

ABC News (1.00m) won its timeslot for ABC1 then 7:30 (726,000), Midsomer Murders (690,000), Catalyst (642,000) and Monty Don’s Italian Gardens (305,000).

Food Additives: An Edible Adventure (235,000) led for SBS ONE then Destination Flavour (213,000), Gourmet Farmer (201,000) and One Born Every Minute USA (166,000).

Neighbours topped multichannels with 289,000 viewers.

Thursday 16 August 2012.

22 Responses

  1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for Catalyst being back. I really missed it. Thank you to those that make it. And it seems a lot of viewers came back. I’m glad. I hope they continue making it and that they will continue with at least one science show. Although I don’t mind more.

  2. good that will teach channel 9 to bring webcams for bb show. Otherwise happy welcome to abc tv for all source of nice programes. But then again would had lvoed to ss bb show on abc tv without commercials interuptions.

  3. Last night was one of the worst television nights in such a long time…nothing decent to watch bar Home and Away and Masterchef’s not too bad…how come no network can show anything on a Thursday??

  4. Thing is MC is almost over for the year but BB is just starting out, not good to loose so many viewers in the first week. Wonder if they will return on different days next week? Can Nine afford to dump it on to GO! if the ratings drop too much?

  5. @MuchoTB – you’ve slagged BB off on three different articles today by comparing the total numbers for Thursday (a traditionally lower rating night) with those of earlier in the week. I’m no fan of the show (not at all) but I wouldn’t recommend forming an opinion based on a biased analysis of incomplete data.

    This coming Sunday’s and Monday’s numbers will provide a more accurate reflection of the shows likely trend in Total People. Besides, as I’m sure you’re aware, it’s the demos that actually matter, and BB topped the ones where the money is last night.

  6. I’d rejoice if I thought this result meant the average punter was more interested in the world around them than the mindless, inconsequential drivel of a dozen spoilt egomaniacs. Regrettably, that’s not the case.

  7. Big Brother beaten by the ABC News? I posted a week ago that I was death-riding this show and praying to God that it would fail. I didn’t expect it so soon. So much for that person who posted here that BB would “smash the opposition”.

  8. Whilst it’s fun to compare, ABC News viewers are hardly the same that watch reality franchises or a teen soap. The demographics show a completely different story however I’m surprised BB is still leading the 25-54 demo. I doubt that will last!

  9. Masterchef AS is same old, same old. H&A is tired and Big Brother should have remained axed IMO

    It’s no wonder ABC News won the timeslot, I wouldn’t be surprised if this happens regularly in the weeks to come

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