Thursday sport wins for Nine

Ratings: NRL and The Footy Show combo deliver for Nine while The Bachelor scores for TEN.


Any wonder Nine forked out so much money for the NRL rights this week. Last night’s combo of NRL and The Footy Show helped it to a big evening share over its competitors.

Of course it helped that Seven flew up the equivalent of a white flag in Restaurant Revolution -they had more viewers with Lewis on 7TWO. At least TEN’s Bachelor is drawing a good crowd for TEN.

Nine network drew 31.5% then Seven 23.9%, TEN 22.2%, ABC 16.2% and SBS 6.2%.

Nine News (1.00m / 999,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (897,000), The Footy Show (671,000), Thursday Night NRL (590,000 in 2 cities), Hot Seat (588,000), Inside Story (308,000 in 3 cities) and Kings Cross ER (298,000 in 3 cities).

Seven News (880,000 / 848,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (653,000), Million Dollar Minute (396,000) and Restaurant Revolution (312,000).

The Bachelor trumped its timeslot at 911,000 for TEN. The Project was 630,000 / 480,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 538,000, Law and Order: SVU was 502,000 and Zoo was just 231,000.

ABC News led for ABC at 793,000 followed by 7:30 (636,000), Who’s Been Sleeping in My House?(486,000), the season final Glitch (383,000), Antiques Roadshow (318,000) and the season final for Dirty Laundry Live (274,000).

On SBS it was Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (305,000), French Food Safari (277,000), Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food (237,000), SBS World News (127,000) and Masters of Sex (105,000).

A new Lewis on 7TWO dominated multichannels at 354,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 13 August 2015

25 Responses

  1. I read in the paper that the Adelaide City Council aren’t happy with 7 relegating RR to a night a week in a later time slot.Part of the deal for allowing a pop up restaurant in Victoria Square was that 7 would feature Adelaide in two 30sec blocks in prime time during the show.The council feels dudded in a way.

  2. I was disappointed with the ending to Glitch, was hoping all the questions would be answered. That being said, I did enjoy the intrigue from week to week. Is there any chance of a second season, if just to wrap up the story?

  3. We watched The Bach (eldest daughter won on that one) but afterwards the very first episode of UnReal which is a US drama that is a p….take out of shows like the Bach….very amusing and much more real than the reality show. Well worth a look…available on Stan I believe

  4. Like many I’d already seen Glitch on iview so didn’t watch it on FTA. And I missed Dirty Laundry Live so that could be an iview for me too if I miss the FTA repeats.

    I’m not into cooking shows but Rachel Khoo in Melbourne has been good to watch.

  5. When Lewis on 7Two is beating your main channel, you know you’re in trouble. In fairness, I think Lewis was at least a new episode. Could’ve been worse – at least it wasn’t one of 7Two’s many repeats that beat Restaurant Revolution!

    1. Whether on Seven or 7TWO Lewis would do no better – Nine tried this with Midsomer Murders earlier this year and the ratings were essentially the same as they are on GEM – a show now will get the ratings it deserves regardless of what channel it is on.

      Best solution, other than removing RR is to air it late night like what they did with The Mole.

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