AFL was a disruptor to schedules last night, but it played into the hands of Seven aiding a sizeable winning margin, whilst effectively denying Nine its AFL Footy Show (which aired the night before).
MasterChef led in entertainment shows, if down on last Thursday. Once again it topped the demos. RBT screened in 5 cities for Nine but couldn’t match the audience.
Janet King had a decent start at ABC, at 503,000 it was their best performer outside News, and lifted on last week’s 355,000 in the same slot.
Nine and Seven both had staggered schedules, with wins by Nine News and ACA.
Seven network won Thursday with 30.6% then Nine 24.7%, TEN 21.9%, ABC 16.3% and SBS 6.5%.
Seven News drew 957,000 / 874,000 (in 4 cities) for Seven then The Chase (596,000 / 394,000), Seven’s AFL (569,000), Home and Away (384,000 in 3 cities), and Highway Patrol (262,000 / 259,000 in 3 cities).
Nine News was #1 for Nine with 980,000 / 939,000, then A Current Affair (801,000), RBT (532,000), Hot Seat (504,000 / 273,000). NRL Footy Show was 190,000 in 2 cities. The Last Resort was 157,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef Australia (879,000) led for TEN then The Project (551,000 / 374,000), TEN Eyewitness News (493,000), Law and Order: SVU (442,000 / 325,000)and Family Feud (356,000).
ABC News (680,000), Janet King (503,000), The Checkout (489,000), 7:30 (477,000) and Joanna Lumley’s Japan (242,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (250,000), Michael Mosley: Should I Eat Meat? (216,000), SBS World News (131,000) and Medici: Masters of Florence (88,000).
Shaun the Sheep bleat the competition on multichannels with 238,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 25 May 2017