Seven wins quiet Thursday night

Ratings: With an AFL match interrupting normal programming, Home & Away was the top entertainment show on Thursday.

2014-05-16_1020Thursday night viewing saw staggered schedules on Seven and Nine due to a Thursday night AFL match.

The top rated entertainment show was under 800,000 as a result, being Home and Away on 783,000.

Seven network won the night with a network share of 30.5% then Nine 24.2%, TEN 20.3%, ABC 18.7% and SBS 6.3%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.15m / 1.04m for Seven then Home and Away (783,000 in 4 cities), Million Dollar Minute (587,000), AFL (568,000 in 2 cities), and Border Security (423,000 in 3 cities). Under the Hammer was 267,000 in 3 cities. Intelligence was 162,000 / 133,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (1.01m / 966,000) topped Nine then ACA (805,000), Hot Seat (586,000), Top Gear (400,000 in 2 cities), Big Bang (346,000 / 273,000 in 3 cities). The Footy Show NRL was 276,000 in 2 cities.

A Masterchef special was best for TEN at 578,000 then The Project (572,000 / 429,000), and SVU (569,000 / 446,000).

ABC News (769,000) remained ABC1’s strongest then Call the Midwife (757,000), 7:30 (605,000), Budget Reply (542,000) and Births Deaths and Marriages (424,000).

Luke Nguyen’s France (347,000) topped SBS ONE followed by French Food Safari (343,000), Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Express (209,000), Fargo (201,000) and SBS World News (157,000).

Ben and Holly’s Litle Kingdom led multichannels at 424,000.

Nine’s Afternoon News: 209,000
Seven News at 4: 185,000
Nine News Now: 89,000
The Daily Edition: 77,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 15 May 2014

7 Responses

  1. @deedeedragons

    I don’t think calling the AFL stupid is the best choice of words. There are some sports I have no interest in but I wouldn’t call them stupid. Channel seven simply thinks BH&G is more important on a Friday night than H&A. Have no interest in BH&G. Have seen the odd episode of the living room and its a pretty good show.

  2. @deedeedragons

    Home and away used to be on Friday nights before the AFL as Friday night matches don’t start till 7.50pm but channel seven decided it would rather start better home and gardens at 7pm on seven. It was a programming decision by seven not the AFLs fault. In Melbourne last weeks Thursday night home and away was a triple episode and only one last night due to Thursday night AFL. 3 episodes in one night is a lot. Also its a bit annoying as sevens catch up site was one episode behind for an entire week as this made us ahead of other states.

  3. Here’s an idea for Channel Ten, use one night and move Masterchef to 7pm to see what happens to the ratings. It can be promoted as “At the special time of 7pm”. Be interested to see how it rates….

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