If these are Thursday ratings it must be November.


We are at that time of the year, folks, when networks are dusting off unaired episodes of failed shows (Australia’s Cheapest Weddings), throwing on repeats (Midsomer Murders), plugging timeslots with filler content (David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities) and copycat programming (The Big Bang Theory on 2 networks).

That leaves us with a new Big Bang and SVU episodes, Home and Away and cooking shows on ABC and SBS as the premium entertainment shows of the night.

No prizes for guessing that networks struggled to reach the magic million last night.

Seven News and ABC News won their timeslots last night.

Seven network won Thursday with 29.1% then Nine 26.3%, ABC 19.5%, TEN 19.3% and SBS 5.8%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.00m / 974,000 for Seven then Home and Away (660,000), The Chase (526,000 / 334,000), and Australia’s Cheapest Weddings (455,000).  The Big Bang Theory was 248,000 / 228,000.

Nine News (853,000 / 802,000) led for Nine then The Big Bang Theory (807,000 / 700,000), A Current Affair (678,000) and Hot Seat (451,000). Movie: The Bounty Hunter was 295,000.

7:30 (802,000), ABC News (769,000), Silvia’s Italian Table (482,000), Midsomer Murders (441,000), Pointless (239,000) and Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild (204,000) comprised ABC’s night.

The Project (573,000 / 412,000) led for TEN. David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities drew 508,000 / 450,000. Law and Order: SVU was 417,000 / 331,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 399,000.

On SBS it was Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen (147,000), SBS World News (137,000), Heston’s Great British Food (128,000), My Restaurant in India (106,000) and Outlander (91,000).

7TWO’s Father Brown (229,000) was best on multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 10 November 2016


  1. Maev....Sydney

    I watched Silvia’s Italian Table…. Midsomer Murders ….the usual dead’uns everywhere…Like the Queen said once…who would want to live there…….*G*

  2. Kevin McCloud’s Escape To The Wild was my highlight for the night, but I had to suffer a very ordinary and lengthy Midsomer Murder first. Maybe they are both repeats, but the Kevin McCloud episode was new for me.

    • Some Aussie dramas have their finales this coming week. I think you will find that the week beginning the 20th, will be worse, with little new enjoyable content.

    • Not watching The Block (I couldn’t think of any which interests me less) but I am still watching Bake-Off on Foxtel (but I am guessing you are referring to FTA and the lack of entertaining content there).

  3. I watched the latest episode of Frequency on Netflix and a movie called Arq about a guy stuck in a time loop. Netflix has some great movies and series right now. I’m going to watch the fundamentals of caring next

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