New observational series Common Sense has a lot to live up to if it hopes to match Gogglebox.
Last night the show debuted to 463,000 on TEN which is in the same ballpark as the untested Gogglebox premiere of 479,000 in 2015 -but the latter is now steaming past 700,000+ with Logie wins and a fervent audience.
Similarly Common Sense was well down on its counterpart on Foxtel the night before. On social media it is getting a mixed reception. Whilst some were laughing at the reactions to news, others questioned their work ethic. Time will tell if they can connect to the cast.
But it was better news for MasterChef which won its slot with the exit of Callan, at 917,000 viewers and topping the demos.
Other notable results from last night saw The Front Bar again beat The Footy Show in Melbourne at 189,000 vs 153,000.
Janet King was up on last week, but Cleverman and The Family Law are both struggling.
Seven network won Thursday with 27.2% then Nine 26.1%, TEN 20.8%, ABC 16.3% and SBS 9.6%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.02m / 962,000 then The Chase (674,000 / 433,000), Home and Away (664,000), Make you LOL (475,000 in 5 cities) and Movie: Captain America (304,000). The Front Bar was 206,000 in 3 cities.
Nine News (953,000 / 940,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (803,000), RBT (601,000), Hot Seat (546,000 / 300,000) and The Footy Show (436,000).
MasterChef Australia (917,000) won for TEN then The Project (555,000 / 352,000), TEN Eyewitness News (499,000), Common Sense (463,000) and Family Feud (389,000). A Law & Order: SVU repeat was 229,000.
ABC News (781,000), Janet King (521,000), 7:30 (515,000), The Checkout (492,000) and Grand Designs (254,000) comprised ABC’s night. Cleverman was down to just 134,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (347,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (205,000), Tour de France (187,000), SBS World News (142,000) and The Family Law (115,000).
Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom reigned over multichannels with 264,000 viewers.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 6 July 2017.