Seven strong on Thursday
Ratings: MKR was ahead of the pack on Thursday. Is ABC's Wentworth experiment working?
Seven scored in early evening viewing before Nine led in viewing from 9pm last night.
The second Semi Final for MKR easily won its slot with 1.19m viewers ahead of 7:30, NRL and Show Me the Movie.
There was staggered scheduling from 9pm making direct comparisons difficult but OzTAM puts The Footy Show in front at 403,000, albeit with a later edition in 2 markets. The AFL edition just eclipsed Seven’s Front Bar in Melbourne. Both TEN and ABC struggled with a Joel Creasey special and Wentworth, respectively. At just 141,000 ABC is likely to bump the prison drama.
A single episode of The Handmaid’s Tale at 236,000 was down on the double premiere last week of 270,000.
It was a tussle at 7pm with ACA ahead of Home and Away and ABC News but all 3 did pretty well.
Seven network won Thursday with 36.2% then Nine 26.8%, TEN 14.9%, ABC 14.6% and SBS 7.5%.
My Kitchen Rules was #1 for Seven with 1.19m then Seven News (968,000 / 960,000), Home and Away (732,000), The Chase (588,000 / 377,000), and The Front Bar (289,000 in 3 cities). First Dates UK was 155,000 in 2 cities.
Nine News (919,000 / 916,000) was best on Nine then A Current Affair (788,000), Hot Seat (518,000 / 310,000), The Footy Show (403,000), and Thursday Night NRL (395,000 in 2 cities). RBT was 250,000 in 3 cities.
The Project (501,000 / 331,000) led for TEN followed by TEN Eyewitness News (415,000), Show Me the Movie (362,000), Family Feud (298,000) and Joel Creasey Fame Whore (219,000). A Montreal Comedy repeat drew just 135,000.
ABC News (717,000), 7:30 (535,000), Kiri (357,000), Think Tank (223,000), QI (163,000), The Drum and Wentworth (both 141,000) and Pointless (140,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (293,000), The Handmaid’s Tale (236,000), Luke Nguyen’s Food Trail (186,000), SBS World News (129,000) and Next of Kin (98,000).
Fireman Sam rescued multichannels to the tune of 201,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 3 May 2018.