All the drama of a quiet Thursday

Ratings: Janet King is up for ABC but at the expense of The Family Law.

Both Seven and Nine had staggered schedules last night so there isn’t much point in comparing timeslots on what was a quiet evening, overall.

But MasterChef was again the top entertainment show at 824,000 viewers, down slightly on last week but topping the demos.

Both Janet King and The Checkout were up for ABC.

Despite trending on social media The Family Law return averaged 144,000 across two SBS episodes but is well down on 2016’s 366,000 debut.

Seven network won Thursday with 31.4% then Nine 24.8%, TEN 20.7%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 6.4%.

Seven News was 1.00m / 968,000 for Seven then Seven’s AFL (632,000), The Chase (628,000 / 404,000) and Home and Away (612,000 in 4 cities). Car Wars was 190,000 in 3 cities, and World’s Angriest was 160,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News was #1 with 1.02m / 960,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (770,000), RBT (611,000) and Hot Seat (548,000 / 324,000). The NRL Footy Show was 195,000 in 2 cities and The Last Resort was 145,000 in 3 cities.

MasterChef Australia (824,000) was best for TEN then The Project (548,000 / 350,000), TEN Eyewitness News (472,000), Law and Order: SVU (400,000 / 322,000) and Family Feud (345,000).

On ABC it was ABC News (724,000), 7:30 (530,000), Janet King (518,000), The Checkout (476,000), and Joanna Lumley’s Nile (268,000).

Great British Railways (296,000), The Family Law (144,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (136,000) and SBS World News (131,000) comprised SBS evening. Moonrise Kingdom was 70,000.

ABC2’s Go Jetters was highest on multichannels with 236,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 15 June 2017.

17 Responses

  1. OK, I’m not slagging off The Family Law. Really, I’m not, but it’s incredibly weak in the comedy department. Although I like its zingy, buoyant tone and its playfulness, it just doesn’t work as a comedy (remember that SBS keeps using the word ‘hilarious’ to market the show). It’s more of a light soap opera. When a comedy relies on people randomly falling over for its laughs, then it’s in trouble.

    Also, a lot of the so-called punchlines fall flat because of the timing. For example, the exchange between ex-husband and wife: “Divorce suits you.” “Yes, we should have done it a long time ago.” was intended as a zinger, but the timing was off (there should have been a pause between the two lines).

      1. I actually agree with you – of all that’s out there at the moment it works best for me too, even though its comedy elements are lacking. At least it doesn’t rely on bodily functions for its humour (I’m looking at you, Ronny Chieng!).

      2. I’m with Jimbo on this one. I don’t find it funny at all. And he’s right, the both delivery and timing is off. It’s quite ham-fisted.

        As you know, trending on SocMed doesn’t equal either “good” or “watched by a lot of people”.

        Pleased that SBS (and Nine with Habibs) are giving sit-com/dramedy a go but I’ll stick with my panel and “fake news” shows.

          1. There were a lot of laugh out loud moments for me in The Family Law and I felt like True Story was one funny scene dragged out for 30 minutes which had already been spoilt by the promos.

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