Thursdays a struggle but Footy Show tops demos
Ratings: Viewers were again pretty unexcited by Thursday TV offerings but AFL drama drove The Footy Show's demos.
No entertainment show managed to crack the magic million. Some observations: ABC comedies dropped a little but still held up well. Interest in the AFL saga meant The Footy Show did good numbers in the demos. Today Tonight is in trouble in Melbourne. TEN News was down and Vikings was up for SBS.
Nine network won the night with 31.6% then Seven 24.9%, TEN 19.2%, ABC 18.3% and SBS 6.0%.
Nine News topped the night with 1.17m, A Current Affair (967,000), The Footy Show (864,000), Big Brother (840,000), Hot Seat (625,000).
Seven News led Seven with 1.12m, followed by Dynamo: Magician Impossible (915,000), Today Tonight (891,000), Home and Away (886,000), Deal or No Deal (477,000), Please Marry My Boy (455,000) and Formal Wars (321,000).
MasterChef (610,000) topped TEN then Law and Order: SVU (607,000 / 538,000), The Project (564,000) TEN News (552,000). The Simpsons was 291,000.
ABC News (896,000) won its timeslot for ABC1 then Upper Middle Bogan (861,000), It’s a Date (773,000), 7:30 (655,000), Catalyst (621,000), Would I Lie to You? (388,000), Country House Rescue (287,000) and Derek (203,000).
Vikings is lifting for SBS ONE now at 350,000, out in front of Heston’s Feasts (247,000), Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation (208,000), Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong (196,000) and World News Australia (178,000).
Big Bang was the biggest multichannel theory on 317,000 / 307,000.
Nine’s Afternoon News: 238,000
Seven News at 4: 190,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 22 August 2013