Nine has its first official ratings win of the year -but it did so without any show topping 900,000 viewers and with the help of an extra multichannel.
On primary channels Seven was in front (and TEN not far behind) so having the additional 2.8% share from 9Life helped a bunch. But a win is a win, nonetheless.
On the individual show front, TEN’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here benefitted from being the sole Reality show at 7:30pm and won its timeslot.
ABC’s Thursday drama slot, where nearly all of its key assets will screen across the year, is off to a good start. Jack Irish drew 711,000 viewers.
A big drop from ACA to Inside Story for Nine would not be good to see repeated, maybe viewers weren’t drawn to the Hillsong topic.
Nine network won the night with 27.3% then Seven 25.5%, TEN 21.1%, ABC 19.3% and SBS 6.8%.
Nine News (897,000 / 844,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (801,000), RBT (517,000), Inside Story (499,000), Kings Cross ER (488,000) and Hot Seat (416,000). An Hour to Save Your Life was 326,000.
Seven News won with 955,000/ 916,000 for Seven then Home and Away (753,000), The Chase (563,000 / 382,000), The Big Bang Theory (419,000) and Movie: The Avengers (375,000).
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here won its timeslot with 791,000 viewers. The Project was 561,000 / 460,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 460,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 401,000 / 270,000.
ABC News (792,000), Jack Irish (711,000), 7:30 (620,000), Hatch Match & Dispatch (532,000) and No Offence (411,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Food Safari Fire (312,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London (208,000), The Family Law (186,000), The Bridge (135,000) and SBS World News (134,000).
Shaun the Sheep ruled multichannels yet again with 212,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 11 February 2016.