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.

16 Responses

  1. i didnt mind the NRL footy show, its only the first show.
    the afl footy show i liked better (hopefully 2018 they win the logie)
    when Erin Molan goes on leave i think maybe BeauRyan will take the reigns or maybe they’ll get a female to host it.
    as to who will take Rebecca Maddern place while she is on leaving- somebody said to me KellieUnderwood

  2. Just read what Sam Newman said about a female journalist last night, absolutely horrified. Surely it’s time this pathetic excuse of a man is removed from the show permanently??? So much for the AFL celebrating International Women’s Day.

  3. I ended up watching ‘Safe Harbour’/’Good Fight’ (which I had recorded the night before)… it sure is a pity these well-made, intelligent shows don’t get a look in…
    and all because everyone’s watching the same dumbed-down cooking/married crap… i really just don’t get how people can sit through it night after night…
    I read an interesting article awhile back discussing if ‘crap TV is making people dumber’ or if ‘dumb people just watch crap TV’… kind of like which came first, the chicken or the egg…

    1. For some people, real life is so difficult, that they need TV to be an escape. Doesn’t make them dumber than anyone else, it is just that they don’t have enough emotional resources to take on the trauma of the rest of the world as well as their own.

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