Numbers continue to be a problem for The Footy Show, last night beaten by Seven newcomer The Front Bar both nationally and in Melbourne.
While Seven drew 362,000 for its Mick Molloy-led panel Nine’s Footy Show (including a later NRL edition in Sydney) was 348,000. Comparing Melbourne AFL audiences alone the gap is much bigger with 274,000 for Seven vs 139,000 for Nine. How it can improve on those numbers is anyone’s guess….
On a complex night of scheduling it’s hard to draw too many other comparisons but Australian Survivor emerged as the top-ranking entertainment show, despite losing ground on its second night. It drew 615,000 viewers, down by 101,000, yet still managed to top the demos.
Home and Away followed at 613,000 for Seven.
By SBS standards Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks did good business at 335,000 ahead of The Single Wives flopping on just 293,000.
ABC is still seeing a big switch off after Grand Designs Australia ends and Everyone’s a Critic, clearly the latter is true. Pointless was also hit hard at just 222,000.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.
Nine won the primary channels but Seven network won overall with 28.8% then Nine 27.45, TEN 19.4%, ABC 15.9% and SBS 8.4%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven at 934,000 / 924,000 then Home and Away (613,000), The Chase (587,000 / 361,000), The Front Bar (355,000), The Single Wives (293,000) and The Real Full Monty replay (232,000).
Nine News (929,000 / 900,000) was best for Nine followed by A Current Affair (738,000), Hot Seat (484,000 / 304,000), Thursday Night NRL (381,000 in 2 cities) and The Footy Show (384,000). Driving Test was 283,000 and RBT was 215,000 -both in 3 cities.
Australian Survivor (615,000) was best for TEN then The Project (502,000 / 279,000), TEN Eyewitness News (377,000), Law & Order: SVU (239,000) and Pointless (222,000).
ABC News (672,000), 7:30 (517,000), Grand Designs Australia (472,000), Sammy J (328,000), Everyone’s a Critic (241,000), Think Tank (226,000) and Victoria (143,000).
On SBS it was Tony Robinson: Britain’s Ancient Tracks (335,000), Alcatraz: Escaping the Rock (223,000), SBS World News (122,000), Building Star Trek (98,000).
7TWO’s Father Brown topped multichannels with 215,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 2 August 2018