The fifth Ashes test drew 600,000 / 333,000 viewers last night securing GEM a huge 11.9% share.
Whilst it was down on the fourth test at 14.7% share, Nine’s sports dominated network viewing last night, with NRL and The Footy Show.
But it was still a good night for The Bachelor, winning its timeslot with 817,000 viewers. Meanwhile Seven’s Restaurant Revolution, which closes its pop-up restaurants this weekend, hit a new low of just 298,000. The rest of the night was much of a muchness.
Nine network won easily with 34.9% then Seven 24.1%, TEN 19.4%, ABC 16.15 and SBS 5.6%.
Nine News (1.07m / 1.02m) tops the night for the fourth night in a row for Nine then A Current Affair (867,000), Hot Seat (581,000) and The Footy Show (571,000). Thursday Night NRL was 410,000 in 2 cities, Inside Story was 251,000 in 3 cities and King’s Cross ER was 241,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (925,000 / 904,000) topped the night for Seven then Home and Away (656,000), Border Security International (464,000) and Million Dollar Minute (419,000). Restaurant Revolution hit a new low of 298,000.
The Bachelor won its timeslot with 817,000 for TEN. The Project was 593,000 / 384,000, Law and Order: SVU was 502,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 489,000 and Zoo was 221,000.
ABC News (890,000), 7:30 (690,000), Who’s Been Sleeping in My House? (464,000), The Honourable Woman (426,000), Antiques Roadshow (308,000) and Catastrophe (257,000) comprised ABC.
On SBS it was Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (247,000), Ainsley Harriet’s Street Food (217,000), Luke Nguyen’s France (217,000) and SBS World News (119,000). Masters of Sex was 85,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 20 August 2015.