This year, Thursdays have proven to be among the better-performing nights for Nine and last night was no different, even without The Footy Show (AFL). No doubt it is aided by the absence of a certain cooking show in play.
Leading the pack was The Block at 1.43m. For most of this week the show has enjoyed its highest episodes all season, an encouraging sign as it rolls towards its finale the week after next.
Nine network won the night with a share of 31.6% then Seven 28.9%, ABC 19.7%, TEN 14.7% and SBS 5.1%.
Nine News was 1.16m / 1.06m for Nine then A Current Affair (965,000), Hot Seat (666,000), The Block Unlocked (468,000 in 3 cities) and The Footy Show NRL (364,000 in 2 cities). A movie New Year’s Eve was 188,000 in 3 cities.
Seven will not be happy that it could not manage the magic million. Might have done better with a Resurrection replay. Seven News was 983,000 / 909,000 then Home and Away (791,000), Border Security (791,000 in 3 cities), AFL (488,000 in 3 cities), Million Dollar Minute (450,000), Bones (397,000 in 3 cities). Tricked was 201,000.
ABC News (851,000) led ABC1 and there were great numbers for The Checkout (823,000). Janet King even won its slot at 772,000, above 7:30 (729,000). Trust Me I’m a Doctor was 369,000.
TEN Eyewitness News (579,000) was best for TEN followed by The Project (482,000 / 346,000), SVU (482,000 / 364,000) , The Bold and the Beautiful (430,000) and So You Think You Can Dance Australia (333,000).
Exploring China (275,000) topped SBS ONE then Gourmet Farmer (259,000), Mexican Fiesta (231,000), SBS World News (117,000) and The Escape Artist (106,000).
Big Bang bested multichannels at 298,000.
Nine’s Afternoon News: 286,000
Seven News at 4:30: 233,000
Seven News at 4: 227,000
Nine News Now: 162,000
ABC News: Early Edition 97,000
The Daily Edition: 95,000
Seven News at 7: 85,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 27 March 2014