How Father Brown helped Seven win Thursday

Ratings: 7TWO share pushes Seven to a network win, while Gogglebox outshines Bachelorette for TEN.



Who knew a three year old mystery with a sleuthing British priest could make all the difference?

Last night Seven trailed Nine considerably in its primary channel share, but its three multichannels led by a 5% share on 7TWO helped it eclipse Nine in network share. Father Brown topped the multichannels with 234,000 viewers.

Seven News won its slot but Nine led with A Current Affair and RBT. TEN’s Bachelorette managed a lift on Wednesday to secure second place and topping younger demos.

Remarkably it was the might of Gogglebox that eclipsed Bachelorette for TEN and a win in 25-54 demos.

Checkout and The Code both dropped for ABC while ABC2’s volatile Hack Live debate drew 102,000.

Seven network won Thursday with 27.5% then Nine 27.1%, TEN 22.0%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 7.5%.

Seven News was #1 on Thursday with 1.08m / 1.03m for Seven then The Chase (662,000 / 426,000), Home and Away (641,000), Make You LOL (574,000) and Selling Houses Australia (377,000).

Nine was unable to hit 900,000 viewers with Nine News (876,000 / 844,000), RBT (756,000), ACA (732,000), The Footy Show (649,000) and Hot Seat (486,000).

Gogglebox (705,000) led for TEN. The Bachelorette drew 703,000, The Project was 599,000 / 367,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 391,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 319,000.

ABC News (703,000), 7:30 (551,000), The Checkout (500,000), The Code (343,000), The Tunnel (238,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Sugar Crash (234,000), Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia (197,000), Destination Flavour Down Under (167,000), SBS World News (154,000) and Versailles (120,000).

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 22 September 2016.

10 Responses

  1. So Father Brown joins 19 other ex-ABC shows currently screening in prime time on the commercial channels. Who would have thunk it? “Don’t tell ’em it’s from the ABC and they’ll watch it!”
    It’s good to see the original “House Of Cards” back on again, even if shown in the graveyard shift.

    1. And a disturbing number of those ex-ABC shows (including FB) are now airing without captions (which were provided by the ABC). Don’t the commercial networks realise the target market for many of these shows includes an ever increasing number of hearing-impaired viewers?

  2. I’m one of those who watches quite a bit of Seven Two, especially Morse and Lewis……sure they’ve been repeated endless times, but they’re still quality British TV of that genre.
    I’ve given up on “The Code”, and I guess I’m not the only one – it’s a shame that such a mediocre storyline this time around has been written for a good Aussie cast.

  3. Good on Gogglebox. It goes to show viewers will stick around post 8:30pm if you give them something to watch. And when you add yesterday’s Foxtel numbers to it, it really is doing well!
    The Checkout was a clip show I believe, so no real surprise it dropped.

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