Anyone still watching Janet King by the end of the season was in for an intense ride last night as the series concluded with 673,000 viewers -second in its slot. It positions the show well for more should star Marta Dusseldorp find time in her schedule.
MasterChef won its slot with 967,000 followed by the first Masterclass of the year on 706,000. It also topped the Demos for TEN.
Despite a win in News, Seven had a particularly bad night falling below 360,000 after 8:30pm -it may be time to elbow Big Bang repeats from the primary channel.
Nine won the night with its mix of news and sport.
Nine network won with 27.6% then Seven 25.6%, TEN 22.9%, ABC 18.4% and SBS 5.6%.
Nine News drew 991,000 / 981,000 for Nine followed by A Current Affair (833,000), Hot Seat (602,000) and The Footy Show (429,000 in 3 cities). Thursday Night NRL was 357,000 in 2 cities. RBT was 325,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News was #1 with 1.16m / 1.05m for Seven then Home and Away (725,000), The Chase (633,000 / 392,000), The Big Bang Theory (356,000 / 321,000). Movie: This is the End was just 182,000.
MasterChef Australia won with 967,000 / 706,000, The Project was 672,000 / 485,000, Gogglebox was 523,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 493,000.
ABC News (780,000) was best for ABC then Janet King (673,000), The Checkout (658,000), 7:30 (648,000), Utopia (348,000) and Antiques Roadshow (288,000).
On SBS it was Destination Flavour Scandinavia (173,000), Gourmet Farmer (142,000), SBS World News (142,000) and Heston’s Recipe for Romance (134,000). Follow the Money was 76,000.
ABC2’s Peter Rabbit had a nose for multichannels with 310,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 12 May 2016