NRL lifts Nine, TEN shows top slots on Thursday.

Ratings: Nine wins its first night of the week, while I'm A Celebrity & Gogglebox push TEN's primary channel ahead of Seven.

Thursday Night NRL has helped Nine to its first win of the week, with the Live game averaging 506,000 in Sydney and Brisbane.

With Nine playing a staggered schedule across the network and no MKR, TEN’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here won its slot with 767,000 viewers, rising to 818,000 for the double elimination of Kris Smith and Keira Maguire. Gogglebox may have been down but still won for TEN at 714,000 viewers. TEN’s primary channel landed in front of Seven’s last night and its shows topped the Demos.

Seven News still won its slot for Seven, topping the night in Total People.

Meanwhile Newton’s Law continues to slip each week for ABC, dropping from 509,000 last week to 455,000 this week.

Nine network won with 28.2% then Seven 26.7%, TEN 23.2%, ABC 16.0% and SBS 5.9%.

Nine News (882,000 / 840,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (556,000 in 4 cities), Thursday Night NRL (506,000 in 2 cities), Hot Seat (414,000 / 236,000) and RBT (284,000 in 3 cities). The NRL Footy Show was 242,000 in 2 cities.

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 913,000 / 869,000 then Home and Away (595,000), The Chase (532,000 / 341,000) and Mighty Trains (470,000). The Investigator was 287,000.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was 767,000 rising to 818,000 for a double elimination. The Project was 517,000 / 299,000, Gogglebox was 714,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 443,000 and a repeat of This is Us was 232,000.

ABC News (680,000), 7:30 (532,000), Dream Gardens (503,000), Newton’s Law (455,000) and No Offence (243,000).

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (310,000), Destination Flavour Singapore (177,000), SBS World News (145,000) and Food Detectives (114,000). Deutschland ’83 was 67,000.

9GO!’s Big Bang was biggest on multichannels at 190,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 2 March 2017.

14 Responses

  1. Celeb has been fairly entertaining. Not sure if it has done Keira any favours. Once Celeb has gone its back to the streaming services for us until MasterChef. The rest of the fta line ups have minimal appeal

      1. There are several reasons for movie length episodes of Home and Away nearly every week, including Thursday night AFL on five weeks from late May to late June (meaning H&A will be pre-empted in Melbourne and Adelaide in most cases), and Seven’s obligation to provide five episodes of the soap per week to British broadcaster Five for most of the year, so Seven has to ensure Australian broadcast is ahead of the UK.

  2. The ABC has been getting smashed in primetime pretty much every night since the ratings period started this year. News, current affairs, factual, entertainment and drama have all been down on previous years. There will be some worried bods at Aunty.

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