Eurovision fights against mid-week competition
Ratings: Moving Eurovision from Fridays to Wednesdays costs viewers. Seven wins the night but only due to 7TWO. Photo: EBU / Andres Putting.
Moving the primetime Eurovision to midweek has seen the Semi Final event lose viewers, compared to 2017.
Last night it pulled 271,000 viewers, well down on 2017’s 403,000 when it screened against less competition on Friday night. Meanwhile a very devoted 28,000 tuned in to the Live early morning event.
Seven managed to win last night despite being beaten in multiple timeslots -it can thank A Touch of Frost on 7TWO.
MasterChef Australia won its slot at 910,000 ahead of Young Sheldon, House Rules, Home Delivery, 7:30 and Eurovision.
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering led from 9pm ahead of Britain’s Got Talent, Hughesy and Modern Family.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.
Seven network was 26.7% then Nine 25.9%, TEN 20.7%, ABC 18.6% and SBS 8.1%.
Seven News (1.02m / 996,000) was #1 for Seven then Home and Away (697,000), House Rules (624,000), The Chase (589,000 / 354,000) and Modern Family (357,000 / 294,000). Back with the Ex was just 140,000.
Nine News (952,000 / 927,000) was best on Nine followed by A Current Affair (859,000), Young Sheldon (629,000 / 266,000), The Big Bang Theory (579,000 / 195,000), Hot Seat (512,000 / 311,000), Britain’s Got Talent (499,000).
MasterChef Australia (910,000) was well in front of The Project (579,000 / 328,000), Hughesy We Have a Problem (456,000) and Roseanne (209,000). This is Us was just 100,000.
Gruen (731,000), ABC News (723,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (618,000), 7:30 (580,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (550,000), Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise (250,000) and Think Tank (245,000).
On SBS it was Eurovision Song Contest (271,000), SBS World News (134,000) and The Good Fight (99,000).
7TWO’s A Touch of Frost (206,000) topped multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 9 May 2018
Photo: European Broadcasting Union / Andres Putting