Bachelorette tops demos, Seven wins quiet Thursday.

Ratings: Big Bang, Bachelorette and Home & Away top the entertainment pile -but all are under 700,000.


It was another quiet Thursday with no entertainment show rising above 700,000 -once a figure that would spell the axe in primetime.

But viewing has fragmented and on a quiet weeknight shows like The Big Bang Theory, The Bachelorette and Home and Away sit at the top of the entertainment pile with numbers above 680,000.

The Bachelorette topped all three Demos, followed by Big Bang. Home and Away followed in the younger Demos.

Seven News and ABC News both won their slots.

There wasn’t much more to get excited about other than the results of the US Presidential Debate. Here’s how they stacked up (incl. repeats on ABC):

Seven: 202,000
Nine: 172,000
ABC / ABC News 24: 152,000 / 109,000 / 102,000 / 12,000
SBS: 38,000

Seven network won Thursday with 28.3% then Nine 25.1%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 17.9% and SBS 7.2%.

Seven News was #1 with 938,000 / 882,000 for Seven then Home and Away (680,000), The Chase (574,000 / 396,000), World’s Angriest (413,000) and Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (296,000).

Nine News (808,000 / 781,000) led for Nine followed by The Big Bang Theory (694,000 / 670,000), A Current Affair (663,000) and Better Late Than Never (479,000). A Donald Trump Roast sank to just 206,000. Survivor is off the grid at a paltry 68,000.

The Bachelorette (692,000) was best on TEN. The Project drew 539,000 /364,000. Law and Order: SVU returned to 445,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 383,000. A Wrong Girl repeat drew just 150,000.

ABC News won its slot with 732,000 for ABC then 7:30 (661,000), Silvia’s Italian Table (495,000), National Treasure (336,000), Pointless (261,000) and The Tunnel (245,000).

On SBS it was Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia (233,000), For the Love of Meat with Matthew Evans (230,000), My Restaurant in India (177,000), SBS World News (149,000) and Outlander (130,000).

Hey Duggee on ABC2 topped multichannels with 245,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 20 October 2016

16 Responses

    1. Ten need to find a high profile newsreader like Peter Overton in Sydney and broadcast a national half hour service and then regional or city half hour news. Still have an hour but focus it more. Local news at 5pm then national at 5.30pm

  1. So the Trump Roast was well under half of its lead-in and down on last week’s Shatner one. Both less than what US Survivor was getting. Well-played, Nine.

    1. I’ve noticed this too lately for a few weeks. I guess it just afternoon viewing habits have changed and plus it’s daylight savings time too.

      David, any thoughts?

        1. I have to agree there, numbers for Top 20 have been down recently overall. The Chase is consistently beating Hot Seat. Everyone is outside in the sun in the afternoon and viewing catch-up TV later.

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