With Thursday AFL in play both Seven and Nine had staggered schedules in various cities.
Seven Network won their first night of the ratings week with a share of 29.5% then Nine 24.8%, TEN 24.0%, ABC 15.6% and SBS 6.2%.
Seven News (1.01m / 954,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (813,000), Million Dollar Minute (580,000). In staggered scheduling Border Security: International was 378,000 in 3 cities, AFL was 373,000 / 282,000 in 2 cities. Movie: The Avengers was 272,000 in 3 cities.
Nine News (1.12m / 1.03m) topped the night for Nine followed by ACA (908,000). Preliminary numbers for two episodes of The Block indicate 781,000 however Nine has advised a coding error should have split it into two titles (829,000 / 725,000). Adjusting for this prevents the show from being the lowest-ever figure for a non-Unlocked show. Hot Seat was 650,000. Nine also had staggered scheduling for The Footy Show (242,000 in 2 cities) and Big Bang (237,000 / 195,000 in 3 and 2 cities) and Movie: The Hangover II (179,000 in 3 cities).
TEN’s primary channel had a disappointing night with TEN Eyewitness News (606,000) as its best performer. The Bachelor slipped to 594,000 and The Project was 543,000 / 391,000. Glasgow Live was 517,000 / 352,000.
ABC News (731,000) topped ABC1 followed by The Time of our Lives (583,000), 7:30 and Catalyst (both 569,000), QI (411,000) and The Men Who Made Us Spend (264,000).
SBS ONE did quite well with their food titles was Heston’s Great British Food (361,000), Destination Flavour Down Under (330,000), Shane Delia’s Spice Journey: Turkey (305,000), Masters of Sex (153,000) and SBS World News (141,000).
Glasgow Live 466,000 / 317,000 gave ONE a channel share of 7.0%.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 31 July 2014