If it’s Thursday it must be Sport

Ratings: Socceroos, AFL & NRL dominate programming on Thursday. MasterChef tops entertainment shows.

A Socceroos World Cup Qualifier was the top rating show on multichannels last night, drawing 262,000 viewers.

Thursday was a big night of sport with AFL on Seven at 464,000 and NRL on Nine at 372,000 in 2 cities (it was 410,000 including multichannels), resulting in staggered schedules in multiple states.

MasterChef Australia was the top entertainment drawcard at 834,000, again topping the demos.

Both The Checkout and Janet King were down for ABC.

Nine led in primary channels but Seven Network won Thursday with 28.5% then Nine 27.1%, TEN 22.4%, ABC 15.9% and SBS 6.1%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.04m / 881,000 (the latter in 4 cities) for Seven then The Chase (660,000 / 446,000), Seven’s AFL (464,000) and Home and Away (453,000 in 3 cities). Car Wars was 233,000 in 3 cities and The Big Bang Theory was 164,000.

Nine News (1.03m / 1.01m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (831,000), Hot Seat (538,000 / 317,000), Thursday Night NRL (372,000 in 2 cities). RBT was 248,000 in 3 cities and The Last Resort was 147,000 in 3 cities. The NRL Footy Show was 152,000 in 2 cities.

A MasterChef double was best for TEN with 834,000 / 562,000 then The Project (587,000 / 420,000), TEN Eyewitness News (478,000), Family Feud (386,000) and Law and Order: SVU (306,000).

ABC News (642,000), 7:30 (460,000), The Checkout (444,000), Janet King (425,000), Joanna Lumley’s Nile (244,000) and Grand Designs (234,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (297,000), SBS World News (146,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (128,000) , In Defence of Food (125,000) and Medici: Masters of Florence (83,000).

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 8 June 2017.

11 Responses

    1. If you knew MC At all you would have known when ever there is another ep it’s always a Masterclass which I love by the way, normally ten do really well with Masterclasses but Ten did lousy job of promoting it and they should have because we haven’t had a masterclass in weeks!

      1. Yes I know it was a Masterclass, but I find those episodes totally pointless and do not understand why they are even aired. It is repetitive talking from the judges and you do not see any of the contestants cooking which is what the whole point of the show is. Time to swing the axe on the class episodes and just stick to what they are good at.

  1. I flicked between footy and soccer, recorded MasterChef.

    I also picked up on 9Go!’s average picture quality.

    Interesting night of TV, so fragmented/split.

    MasterChef won everywhere except Brisbane (tied in Adelaide), AFL a smidge behind in Melbourne and NRL a distant 2nd in Sydney. Soccer was massive for 9Go! but poor in Perth. Lots of viewers for all on Foxtel too.

    The 0.2% that got Channel 9 above Channel 7, looks due to late night (NRL Footy Show in two markets and The Last Resort / Chicago Med in 3 markets).

  2. I wanted to watch something other than sport and chose to stay with FTA. Viewed Janet King. Wow, talk about tedious. People delivering information and yelling at each other. The father storyline is weak – Janet can’t bear him, so there’s no emotional investment for the audience. Come on ABC you need to do better than this. When are you going to give us some well crafted, insightful drama instead of cliches?

    1. I don’t get the impression that janet can’t bear her father quite the opposite she keeps giving him the time of day and its not just to do with the case. Not every storyline about relatives somewhat reuniting is all roses and expects the audience to have an emotional investment. Sometimes its just a bad father and a daughter who doesn’t quite know what to make of him. Janet is not a warm character and its kind of what makes the show.

      1. Just the opposite for me…. I find that Janet’s distant “ice-queen” character makes it very hard to empathise or connect with her.
        I get that she’s deliberately flawed as are all believable TV characters but gee, she’s hard work…

  3. I was dissappointed with the picture quality on go for the soccer. The players were quite fuzzy at times and too far a way to tell who they were. Made it quite hard to watch.

    I missed the minutes silence last night but hearing about it this morning and seeing what happened makes me sad and i can’t understand it. When we go to other countries its expected that we respect the culture and traditions of that country. How about a bit in return.

    I like this season of janet king so far.

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