ABC art show fails to draw crowds
Ratings: MasterChef wins its slot, Love Island wraps. Seven wins Thursday.
ABC’s new art entertainment show Everyone’s a Critic has struggled to win over viewers, with just 195,000 viewers in its second outing.
As viewers switched off after Grand Designs Australia it landed last in its timeslot behind SBS. It again highlights the difficulty in trying to recreate Gogglebox in another arena.
MasterChef was again tops in entertainment shows at 738,000 viewers in a Katherine Gorge cook-off, although down on last Thursday. Seven and Nine both had staggered schedules due to sporting commitments. Body Hack was also down for TEN.
The Handmaid’s Tale was up for SBS at 215,000 but Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen was down slightly.
Love Island wrapped its season with 198,000 for the winner announced, just enough to top multichannels as Nine talks up its cross-platform performance.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase won early slots.
Seven network won Thursday with 33.6% then Nine 25.8%, TEN 19.2%, ABC 13.3% and SBS 8.0%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 942,000 / 833,000 then The Chase (605,000 / 377,000), Seven’s AFL (516,000), Home and Away (425,000 in 3 cities) and Funniest Cutest Kittens Ever (277,000 in 3 cities). Wimbledon drew 218,000.
Nine News led for Nine with 880,000 / 854,000 then A Current Affair (664,000), Hot Seat (506,000 / 308,000), Thursday Night NRL (365,000 in 2 cities). RBT was 188,000 in 3 cities and Britain’s Got Talent drew 179,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef Australia (738,000) won its slot for TEN followed by The Project (487,000 / 311,000), TEN Eyewitness News (416,000), Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0 (362,000). Family Feud was 265,000 and Blue Bloods was just 126,000.
ABC News (657,000), 7:30 (431,000), Grand Designs Australia (403,000), Sammy J (278,000), Everyone’s a Critic (195,000), and Think Tank (179,000) comprised ABC’s night. Victoria was just 126,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (256,000), The Handmaid’s Tale (215,000), Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen (132,000) and SBS World News (126,000). Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist was just 80,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 5 July 2018.