Last night it was all about GEM.
The Ashes drew 782,000 / 440,000 on GEM with 505,000 for The Cricket Show. That sent GEM skyrocketing to a massive 14.2% share, just 0.4% short of Seven’s primary channel. It was the channel’s second-highest share of all time. It was also the third highest-rating multichannel programme of all time.
Elsewhere last night MasterChef topped the night and Glitch slipped in its second outing, presumably impacted by viewers having joined in its iview binge.
Nine Network was 33.5%, then Seven 23.3%, TEN 22.9%, ABC 14.6% and SBS 5.7%.
Nine News (1.07m / 1.04m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (929,000), Inside Story (637,000), Hot Seat (621,000), The Footy Show (489,000) and Kings Cross ER (473,000).
Seven News (956,000 / 892,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (681,000), Million Dollar Minute (532,000) and Movie: Grown Ups 2 (414,000).
TEN’s MasterChef Australia (1.19m / 989,000) topped the night. The Project was 679,000 / 490,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 625,000, and Zoo is already 300,000.
ABC News (862,000)was best on ABC. 7:30 (607,000), The Checkout (525,000), Glitch (442,000), Antiques Roadshow (350,000) and Dirty Laundry Live (236,000) followed.
On SBS the final Luke Nguyen’s United Kingdom drew 192,000 then Shane Delia’s Spice Journey: Turkey (175,000), Tour de France (166,000) and SBS World News (165,000).
ABC News Breakfast: 94,000 / 42,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 16 July 2015