Seven chases Thursday win

Ratings: MasterChef tops entertainment shows & demos. Janet King & Family Law both dip.

Thursday was a winner for Seven with AFL underpinning its primetime evening in several cities. It managed wins with Seven News and The Chase before a staggered schedule came into play.

Elsewhere MasterChef led at 7:30, including topping the demos once more, followed by RBT and 7:30.

Janet King, The Checkout and The Family Law all took dips at ABC and SBS, compared to last week.

Seven network won Thursday with 31.5% then Nine 25.5%, TEN 21.0%, ABC 15.9% and SBS 6.2%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.02m / 1.07m for Seven then The Chase (652,000 / 426,000), Home and Away (591,000 in 4 cities) and Seven’s AFL (588,000). First Dates UK was 208,000 in 3 cities, and a movie Pretty Woman was 181,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (937,000 / 907,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (780,000), RBT (637,000), Hot Seat (532,000 / 305,000). The Footy Show was 226,000 in 2 cities and The Last Resort was 132,000 in 3 cities. Are we there yet?

MasterChef Australia pulled 790,000 / 693,000 for TEN followed by The Project (539,000 / 390,000), TEN Eyewitness News (473,000) and Family Feud (393,000). Law and Order: SVU was 269,000.

ABC News (667,000), 7:30 (499,000), Janet King (462,000), The Checkout (447,000), Grand Designs (254,000) and Joanna Lumley’s Nile (252,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (298,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (177,000), SBS World News (118,000), The Family Law (116,000) and a movie Uncle Buck (why?) on 85,000.

Peppa Pig proved popular at 227,000 on Multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 22 June 2017.

9 Responses

  1. Janet King is hitting its stride now, but the story is very dense and somewhat convoluted. There is no light and shade, and if a viewer had possibly missed any episode, it would make absolutely no sense.
    The writing might make more sense if it were a book, but there are just too many characters to follow and random references to characters that made brief appearances in the first episode are expected to be remembered five episodes later.

    1. But Janet King isn’t a show that has a case per week or a soap opera that can easily be picked up six months later. Its an intense continuous storyline that requires a viewer to watch every episode and pay attention. To view a show like Janet King which is an 8 episode season, miss an episode and have the expectation that you could easily pick it up is an unfair criticism to this show or shows like it. Not all shows can be put in one basket.

      Janet King was really good last night. It is really hitting its stride and I had no issues following the storyline. It seems odd to me to have the expectation of a limited number of characters in a series that’s investigating a large betting syndicate with a number of major and minor players. Without some complexity it would be rather one dimensional.

  2. I still don’t understand why we need “football states” and staggered schedules. Every state has at least one football team, so every state should have to suffer and have the football on TV at the same time and channel. Otherwise it is totally unfair. Being in Adelaide, a “football state”, when TEN had the football on Saturday nights, other states were lucky enough to get first run episodes of Monk, and we had to endue football, never getting to see Monk even at a later date.

    1. Not entirely true.

      Markets outside of Melbourne have always taken Foxtel’s production (on Seven or Ten) if their local team is involved.

      Melbourne obviously got Ten’s AFL production every Saturday .

      Sydney & Brisbane would get the “other programming” when Sydney Swans or Brisbane Lions weren’t playing. It wasn’t just Monk, there was also Futurama, all new The Simpsons, movies, etc.

      With a late night/overnight encore of the AFL game.

      That’s now archaic with multi-channels.

  3. Big win for Seven, wonder if they’ll steal the Origin werk again? They’ll come very close.

    Surprised the AFL wasn’t on 400k and 200k in Melbourne and Adelaide respectively (it was a ripper game!)

    “Pretty Woman” seems to have bombed? It was once a hit for the network.

    Seems as if people love Tom Cruise, no matter what, powering 9Go!

    Seven Bews had a good win in Melbourne

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