Thursday was such a run of the mill night in ratings, with sport commitments, and MasterChef again leading the pack in entertainment….
So let’s turn our attention to dear old SBS which managed a reasonable share for the night of 7.1%. What stands out is the popularity of Tour de France. The 196,000 who watched is an average of its 4 hour broadcast from 10pm – 2am. What is remarkable is that it outranked all other SBS shows for the night, including the regular foodie line-up for Thursday.
Seven network won Thursday with 31.1%, then Nine 23.6%, TEN 21.8%, ABC 16.4% and SBS 7.1%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.02m / 843,000 in 4 cities for Seven then The Chase (637,000 / 416,000), AFL (483,000 in 2 cities), Home and Away (432,000 in 3 cities), The World’s Best Metro (288,000 in 3 cities). Big Bang Theory was 184,000 in 3 cities.
Nine News (1.02m / 1.01m) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (775,000), Hot Seat (601,000) and RBT (547,000). NRL Footy Show was 238,000 in 2 cities, and movie: Titanic was 141,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef Australia drew 970,000 / 677,000 for TEN. The Project was 694,000 / 495,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 489,000, SVU was 350,000.
ABC News (784,000) topped ABC’s night then 7:30 (607,000), New Blood (463,000), QI (452,000) and Antiques Roadshow (309,000). A Barracuda replay drew 172,000.
On SBS it was Tour de France (196,000), World’s Best Diet (183,000), Poh and Co. (169,000), Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca (132,000) and SBS World News (128,000).
Hey Duggee managed another multichannel win with 257,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 14 July 2016.