Seven can thank its multichannels from dragging it from third-ranked primary channel, to the top network last night, with particular thanks to UK shows like The Vicar of Dibley and Murdoch Mysteries.
For the first time this week Nine’s primary channel topped the night, with thanks to NRL and ACA.
TEN topped the entertainment shows with The Bachelor, down slightly on its premiere whilst The Checkout‘s return boosted ABC considerably in the 8pm slot.
But the real battle is much bigger than one night. TEN is on track to win in primary channels this week. It’s also well-placed to nab second spot in network share unless Nine can make some big gains on Friday and Saturday.
Seven network won Thursday with 26.6% then Nine 25.2%, TEN 23.9% and SBS 7.7%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven on 1.05m / 973,000 then Home and Away (668,000), The Chase (626,000 / 400,000) and Surveillance Oz (474,000 / 460,000). The Big Bang Theory was 325,000 / 301,000 and Dynamo: Magician Impossible was 272,000.
Nine News led for Nine with 1.00m / 949,000 then A Current Affair (815,000) and Hot Seat (517,000). NRL was 369,000 in 2 cities, World’s Best Commercials was 309,000 in 3 cities and The Footy Show was 299,000 in 3 cities.
The Bachelor topped TEN with 824,000. The Project drew 632,000 / 444,000, TEN Eyewitness News pulled 506,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 504,000 / 365,000.
ABC News (771,000), 7:30 (660,000), The Checkout (602,000), New Blood (388,000), Antiques Roadshow (279,000) and Barracuda (108,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Eating History: Italy (220,000), Roots (202,000) and SBS World News (139,000).
ABC2’s Shaun the Sheep topped multichannels with 317,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 26 July 2016