7:30 scores for ABC on quiet Thursday
Ratings: Leigh Sales interview with James Comey wins its slot as viewers struggle to get excited about Thursday offerings.
You know it’s a quiet night when 7:30 wins its timeslot.
Leigh Sales’ interview with former FBI Director James Comey scored for ABC with 735,000 viewers, ahead of Home and Away, Show Me the Movie and Nine’s combined NRL / RBT offering.
Last night all shows were under the magic million with Home and Away the top entertainment drawcard, despite it averaging 646,000 viewers.
With no Reality shows and not even any Gogglebox, viewers struggled to get excited about what was on offer -but next week The Handmaid’s Tale is back.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.
Seven network won Thursday with 31.5% then Nine 27.4%, TEN 17.2%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 7.1%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 990,000 / 973,000 then Home and Away (646,000) and The Chase (539,000 / 346,000). The Front Bar drew 232,000 in 3 cities, Movie: Bad Neighbours was 153,000 and First Dates UK was 125,000 in 2 cities.
Nine News (856,000 / 839,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (737,000), Hot Seat (429,000 / 276,000), Thursday Night NRL (374,000), RBT (273,000 in 3 cities). A coding error for The Footy Show will see it corrected to 354,000.
The Project (438,000 / 309,000) topped TEN’s night followed by TEN Eyewitness News (424,000), Show Me the Movie (423,000), Family Feud (306,000), Law and Order: SVU (289,000 / 243,000).
7:30 (735,000), ABC News (671,000), Kiri (411,000), Wentworth (201,000), Think Tank (191,000) and QI (154,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (251,000), Luke Nguyen’s Food Trail (174,000), SBS World News (161,000), The Truth About Fussy Eaters (136,000) and How to Lose Weight Well (108,000).
Hey Duggee again topped multichannels at 180,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 19 April 2018.