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.