Did the writers of Rake know something we didn’t?
Last night the show depicted Australia with a hung Parliament -and the PM calling Cleaver Greene who now holds the balance of power. Leaving its options open for more rollicking tales, the show concluded with 559,000 viewers -second in its timeslot- and well ahead of the Cleverman finale.
MasterChef and Shark Tank both won slots for TEN, including top results in the Demos, but a hefty switch-off thereafter impacted on network share.
The Chase is firing for Seven, while AFL in 2 cities helped out considerably for Seven. ACA won for Nine.
Seven network won with 32.3% then Nine 23.1%, TEN 20.2%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 7.6%.
Seven News (1.02m / 901,000) was best for Seven then The Chase (717,000 / 442,000), Home and Away (650,000 in 4 cities) and AFL (467,000 in 2 cities). World’s Most Extreme was 372,000 in 3 cities.
Nine News was 1.02m / 926,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (856,000), RBT (607,000) and Hot Seat (560,000). Movie: Ghost drew 344,000.
MasterChef (952,000) led for TEN. The Project was 586,000 / 473,000, Shark Tank drew 580,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 545,000. An Offspring replay drew just 153,000.
ABC News (832,000), 7:30 (635,000), Rake (559,000), QI (431,000), Antiques Roadshow (312,000) and Cleverman (232,000).
On SBS it was World’s Best Diet (256,000), Poh and Co. (205,000), Tour de France (174,000) and SBS World News (165,000).
Shaun the Sheep sure loves multichannels with 255,000 best on ABC2.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 7 July 2016.