151,000: Cleverman stumbles in second season launch
Ratings: ABC drama lands with a thud, Filthy Rich & Homeless boosts SBS, and an AFL upset in Melbourne.
The return of Cleverman has failed to excite viewers with a disappointing 151,000 viewers tuning in for the second seasons launch. Landing last in its slot, this compares to the first season launch of 452,000 viewers.
The drop comes despite its lead-in Janet King‘s 477,000 being higher than last week’s 462,000.
But this week there was competition from Filthy Rich and Homeless Live which at 352,000 viewers helped push SBS to double figure shares last night.
Earlier MasterChef was a winner again as 899,000 viewers watched Sam eliminated from the show.
…and there was an upset in Melbourne with Seven’s Front Bar (169,000) defeating The Footy Show (122,000 -to be adjusted to 164,000).
Nine network won Thursday with 26.1% then Seven 25.3%, TEN 21.9%, ABC 16.5% and SBS 10.1%.
Nine News (946,000 / 916,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (775,000), Hot Seat (490,000 / 302,000) and Thursday Night NRL (374,000 in 2 cities). RBT was 270,000 in 3 cities, the AFL Footy Show was 230,000 in 3 cities and NRL Footy Show was 204,00 in 2 cities but Nine is claiming a coding error that will adjust as 271,000 / 179,000 respectively.
Seven News was #1 with 1.03m / 982,000 for Seven then Home and Away (675,000), The Chase (638,000 / 434,000) and The World’s Most Luxurious Ship (351,000). The Front Bar drew 199,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef Australia (899,000) led for TEN then The Project (538,000 / 377,000), TEN Eyewitness News (489,000), Family Feud (378,000) and Law and Order: SVU (377,000 / 303,000).
ABC News (711,000), The Checkout (558,000), 7:30 (549,000), Janet King (477,000) and Grand Designs (244,000) comprised ABC’s night. Cleverman returned to just 151,000.
On SBS Filthy Rich and Homeless Live pulled 352,000 followed by the final episode of Filthy Rich and Homeless (343,000), Great British Railway Journeys (317,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (194,000), SBS World News Late (152,000) and SBS World News (121,000).
Shaun the Sheep showed up multichannels once more with 240,000. Newcomer screenPLAY debuted with 69,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 29 June 2017