Bachelor tops Demos, Nine wins primary channel.
Ratings: Ahead of the Olympics, Seven's multichannels drag the network across the line once again.
The Bachelor did its job for TEN again last night, winning its timeslot and topping the Demos. Although it was down on last Thursday, the reality show was still the highest-ranked entertainment show of the night.
The Checkout was up on last week, second in its timeslot for ABC. ABC News also won its slot.
Seven News topped the night with The Chase its next best performer.
Nine won the night in primary channels despite not winning any of its timeslots, with a staggered schedule from 7:30pm. SBS was also up with the finale for Roots in play.
Ahead of the Olympics, multichannels helped Seven network win Thursday with 26.7% then Nine 25.9%, TEN 21.9%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 7.8%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.09m / 994,000 then The Chase (693,000 / 432,000), Home and Away (685,000) and Surveillance Oz (478,000 / 435,000). The Big Bang Theory was 277,000 / 262,000. Dynamo: Magician Impossible was 223,000.
Nine News (942,000 / 879,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (755,000) and Hot Seat (566,000). NRL was 412 in 2 cities. World’s Best Commercials (324,000) and The Footy Show (319,000) both played in 3 cities.
The Bachelor (771,000) was best on TEN. The Project drew 692,000 / 476,000, SVU was 491,000 / 385,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 478,000.
ABC News (770,000), The Checkout (675,000), 7:30 (663,000), New Blood (394,000), Antiques Roadshow (294,000) and Barracuda (86,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Eating History: Italy (189,000), Roots (182,000) and SBS World News (136,000).
ABC2’s Octonauts was high on multichannels at 373,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 4 August 2016.