7:30 up as Sales “grills” Shorten. Seven wins Thursday.

Ratings: Leigh Sales nabs headlines with her Bill Shorten interview. MasterChef wins its slot.


The trendline for Thursday was Seven News, ACA, MasterChef and Shark Tank but the broader picture is Seven’s AFL, which resulted in staggered programming, helping Seven to a network win and leaving ultimately Nine without its AFL Footy Show. 

On ABC Leigh Sales drew headlines “grilling” Opposition Leader Bill Shorten with the show well up on last Thursday’s numbers. Kitchen Cabinet was up but both its dramas were down.

Seven network won Thursday with 30.8% then Nine 24.7%, TEN 21.8%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 5.8%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.07m / 1.02m for Seven then The Chase (706,000 / 419,000), Home and Away (637,000 in 4 cities) and AFL (432,000 in 2 cities). Mighty Cruise Ships was 276,000 in 3 cities and Car Crash TV was 194,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (1.07m / 1.02m) was best for Nine followed by A Current Affair (813,000), RBT (610,000), and Hot Seat (554,000). The Footy Show was 250,000 in 2 cities and World’s Funniest Videos Top 10 Countdown was 234,000. Movie: Non-Stop was 191,000 in 3 cities.

MasterChef Australia again won its slot with 912,000. Shark Tank drew 595,000, The Project was 592,000 /472,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 515,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 310,000.

ABC News (823,000), 7:30 (604,000), Rake (570,000), Kitchen Cabinet (535,000), Antiques Roadshow (307,000) and Cleverman (241,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Sugar Free Farm (184,000), Poh & Co. (167,000), SBS World News (152,000) and Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca (145,000). Follow the Money was just 77,000.

ABC2’s Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of multichannels with 244,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 23 June 2016

7 Responses

  1. I’m really enjoying Follow The Money. Lots of moral ambiguity, essentially decent people making poor decisions, one sociopath, and one completely amoral bastard.

  2. I enjoyed 7.30. And Leigh Sales is great at what she does. However, it did look as though she was more comfortable with Bill Shorten than Malcolm Turnball, which meant she came across a little more aggressive than in the PM interview.

      1. What was the reason again as to why we had to have this double dissolution that’s become a double disillusion? Can anyone remember? Never been mentioned since the PM went to see the GG.

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