Strong finish for Janet King, Masterchef wins timeslot.

Ratings: Big Bang problems at Seven, as Nine wins Thursday.


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

18 Responses

    1. It was the most believable show since … um, the last Royal Commission headquartered at Bankstown Community Centre that interviewed people of interest in the middle of the library…

        1. Enjoyed JK in parts but agree about some of the extremely drawn out and at times inconceivable plotting.
          Unfortunately I find Marta’s portrayal of Janet to be pretty cold and unlikeable.
          I get that she is more interesting with “flaws” but try as I might, I just haven’t been able to warm to her.
          Predicted weeks ago that the mobile coffee lady was suss. Wasn’t hard to work out she wasn’t what she seemed…

          1. I liked Crownies and the first season of Janet King but was couldn’t stand the character this time around. She felt really cold and self involved and even nasty at times. The last scene where she had obviously donated the egg was a lousy shot of redemption by the writers and it failed for me. I really didn’t care about her by then. A great job by Marta but I won’t go back. I can’t wait for Rake now.

      1. In the last ‘new’ episode they promised us Bill Shorten’s budget reply the following Thursday followed by The Chaser’s election specials the subsequent Thursdays. What happened??

  1. A repeat of The Checkout did better than most of the first run programs on the commercial stations. Channel Seven should just play The Chase followed by the news (with a break for H&A) continuously 24/7. What could possibly go wrong?

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