Bachelor tops Demos, Nine wins primary channel.

Ratings: Ahead of the Olympics, Seven's multichannels drag the network across the line once again.

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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.

7 Responses

  1. ‘Roots’ was up by 2.000, an amount that must be within the statistical error-story would be that it declined greatly from the highly promoted premier and levelled off at the end. Unlike the original miniseries which appeared at a time when there was very little film or TV about slavery from the Black perspective, that’s well and truly changed now.

  2. Watched ABC2 for the first time in a while as I wanted to catch the extended Gruen. Kept on getting screen artifacts and audio blips but ABC1 and 24 appeared to be unaffected. Rescan made no diff.

    Worse, afterwards there was a promo for Catastrophe “at 9:00pm” and Broad City “at 10:00pm” when both of these were listed in online guides and the EPG as starting at 9:19pm and 10:13pm respectively.

    This is the sort of misleading crap I expect from the commercial networks.

  3. Considering 9 used to have Thursday nights in the bag, it seems a sign they are off the boil. Well done 10 on consistently attracting viewers and offering an alternative. Don’t watch dating shows, but still happy for the network.

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