TV on Struggle Street

Ratings: Too many shows under-perform on Thursday but Seven wins the night.

Free to Air TV got its own eviction of sorts last night as summer continues to take hold, with too many shows under-performing in their timeslots.

The top entertainment show for the night was Home and Away on 632,000 viewers, ahead of RBT, 7:30, Would I Lie to You?, Cram and Great British Railway Journeys & Food Safari Earth in early evening slots.

Seven won again at 8:30 with The Nation’s Favourite Elton John Song on 543,000 viewers, topping a TEN movie, The Ex-PM, Truth & Lies, Struggle Street  & The Dream Factory.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.

Seven network won Thursday with 30.4% then Nine 25.5%, ABC & TEN (both 17.9%) and SBS 8.3%.

Seven News (920,000 / 876,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (632,000), The Nation’s Favourite Elton John Song (543,000), The Chase (512,000 / 351,000) and The Grand Tour (213,000).

Nine News (802,000 / 800,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (695,000), RBT (549,000), Hot Seat (397,000 / 254,000), and Truth & Lies: The Menendez Brothers (314,000). Wolf Creek was 122,000.

ABC News (693,000), 7:30 (512,000), Would I Lie to You? (401,000), The Ex-PM (322,000), The Dream Factory (260,000), Grand Designs (188,000) and Back (170,000) comprised ABC’s night.

TEN Eyewitness News (423,000) was best for TEN then movie: Daddy’s Home (391,000), The Project (391,000 / 277,000), Cram (285,000), and Family Feud (281,000).

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (270,000), Struggle Street (265,000), Food Safari Earth (269,000) and SBS World News (125,000).

Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of multichannels with 216,000.

This marks my last regular ratings wrap for 2017. Phew!

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 30 November 2017

10 Responses

  1. The free-to-air channels need to rethink the whole notion of ratings and non-ratings periods if they are to remain competitive with streaming services….that and providing better content!!

    1. Haha thanks Nik. The world stops at 9-10 for me, it’s quite a (first-world) task to analyse and balance editorial in these everyday, including checking trends and archival info. Networks get very emotional about them, which is understandable and I always try to offer extra to what others do. And yes some humour. But I can’t take a call, do an interview, have a meeting, catch a flight or check TV during that hour which is always tricky! If there are any random numbers for summer I may still file, but elated to have the pressure off!

      1. Seconded Nik. David’s page is always the first place I go to when I have a cup of tea first thing in the morning. I read ratings wraps when I have my mid morning cuppa. Will miss the regular updates but a deserving break looming for you David. Enjoy.

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