Nine Footy not enough to to take Thursday
Ratings: Thursday Night NRL was competitive in 2 cities, but it wasn't enough to stop Seven from a win.
Football returned to Nine last night with a revamped if stripped-down NRL Footy Show hosted by Erin Molan.
On a simple chat-show set, panelist Beau Ryan appeared to have been overlooked. “Can I get a chair? Am I on the show?” he asked.
Thursday Night NRL was competitive in Sydney and Brisbane (at 244,000 / 208,000 respectively) but the return of the AFL Footy Show was beaten in Melbourne (173,000 Melb) by Gogglebox (207,000 Melb). The TEN couch-potato show won its slot nationally with 602,000.
My Kitchen Rules topped the night at 954,000 ahead of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here at 548,000 rising to 562,000 for the elimination of Simone Holtznagel and 7:30 (524,000).
Nine News, A Current Affair and The Chase won their slots.
Seven Network won with 31.7% then Nine 26.0%, TEN 19.4%, ABC 16.0% and SBS 6.9%.
My Kitchen Rules was #1 with 954,000 for Seven then Seven News (829,000 / 809,000), Home and Away (588,000), The Chase (495,000 / 354,000), Gordon on Cocaine (392,000). Ramsay’s Hotel Hell was 249,000.
Nine News (847,000 / 846,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (562,000), Thursday Night NRL (452,000 in 2 cities), The Footy Show (438,000) and Hot Seat (433,000 / 266,000). RBT was 248,000 in 3 cities.
Gogglebox (602,000) topped TEN’s night followed by I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (562,000 / 548,000), The Project (409,000 / 289,000) and TEN Eyewitness News (375,000). Family Feud was 258,000 and Blue Bloods drew 210,000.
ABC News (620,000), 7:30 (524,000), Call the Midwife (481,000), Unforgotten (364,000), The Good Karma Hospital (201,000) and Think Tank (163,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (251,000 / 248,000), How to Lose Weight Well (137,000), SBS World News (134,000), Knightfall (70,000),
Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures on ABC KIDS topped multichannels at 148,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 8 March 2018.