Last night no show could crack the magic 1 million viewer margin, on a night where networks staggered their schedules.
MasterChef Australia won at 7:30pm with 781,000 and topped the demos. But direct comparisons are tricky given Seven had an extended Home and Away and Nine had NRL in select cities.
By 9pm Nine was in front with its NRL / Footy Show combo but a first masterclass for MasterChef stayed true at 558,000. The Front Bar won in Melbourne against The Footy Show.
The final Stargazing Live pulled 379,000 for ABC, the lowest of its three outings.
Seven News, ACA & The Chase won again.
Nine led in primary share but Seven network won Thursday with 28.7% then Nine 27.4%, TEN 21.7%, ABC 15.4% and SBS 6.8%.
Seven News (930,000 / 875,000) was #1 for Seven then The Chase (578,000 / 356,000), Home and Away (549,000), and The Front Bar (292,000 in 2 cities). Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares drew 251,000 and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell was 185,000.
Nine News (894,000 / 853,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (741,000), Hot Seat (501,000 / 310,000), Thursday Night NRL (388,000 in 2 cities) and The Footy Show (387,000). RBT was 265,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef Australia (781,000 / 558,000) won its slots for TEN then The Project (503,000 / 339,000), TEN Eyewitness News (425,000), Family Feud (326,000) and Law and Order: SVU (262,000).
ABC News (641,000), 7:30 (401,000), Stargazing Live (379,000), Sammy J (252,000), QI (242,000) and Think Tank (183,000) comprised ABC’s night. Wentworth was just 95,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (265,000), The Handmaid’s Tale (205,000), SBS World News (142,000) and Luke Nguyen’s Food Trail (138,000). Next of Kin was just 70,000.
Peppa Pig pulled 221,000 to top multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 24 May 2018