Thursday Night NRL gives Nine the edge
Ratings: Sport is back in primetime. Who's a happy network then?
The return of NRL could not come fast enough for Nine. After three weeks where its only breakout hit has been a new sitcom Sport is back to help lift its performance. With weekend games and Footy Shows planted on 2 nights it will help the week overall.
Thursday Night NRL drew 581,000 in 2 cities (Syd: 334,000 / Bris: 247,000 and another 65,000 on GEM), helping Nine to win the night with a 29.7% share then Seven 27.7%, TEN 19.0%, ABC 17.8% and SBS 5.8%.
Nine News (985,000 / 961,000) topped the night for Nine followed by A Current Affair (675,000 in 4 cities), NRL (581,000 in 2 cities) and Hot Seat (503,000). Inside Story was 277,000 in 3 cities, Kings Cross ER was 252,000 in 3 cities, and An Hour to Save Your Life was 182,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (928,000 / 907,000 was best for Seven then Home and Away (708,000), Movie: Pretty Woman (548,000), The Chase (518,000 / 321,000) and The Big Bang Theory (419,000).
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was 676,000 for TEN but all other shows were under 500,000. The Project was 476,000 / 397,000, Law and Order: SVU was 425,000 / 220,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 422,000.
ABC News won its slot with 759,000 then 7:30 (685,000), Jack Irish (581,000), Hatch Match & Dispatch (515,000) and No Offence (281,000).
Food Safari Fire (240,000), What’s the Right Diet For You? (174,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London (170,000), The Bridge (120,000) and SBS World News (98,000) comprised SBS night.
Shaun the Sheep ruled multichannels at 247,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 3 February 2016.