The Chase upstages primetime entertainment
Ratings: Seven wins Thursday. 10's Adam Goodes doco dominates social media chat and trends worldwide.
Thursday proved to be a low rating night for networks, with no reality contests in play.
The Chase continues to upstage primetime shows. At 601,000 / 363,000, it was joined by Home and Away (599,000) as the top entertainment shows of the night.
7:30 won its slot with 504,000 ahead of 10’s Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter at 442,000 which was strongest in Melbourne, then Sydney. Notably, it dominated social media chatter, even trending at #7 worldwide, while a Project special later drew 302,000.
The latest Mad as Hell episode at 9pm drew 361,000 which was lower than the incorrect replay the night before.
Seven network won Thursday with 31.7% then Nine 24.9%, 10 18.0%, ABC 15.2% and SBS 10.3%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.02m / 959,000 for Seven and even topped the demos. The Front Bar was 357,000 then The Latest (309,000) and Movie: Snatched (195,000).
Nine News (819,000 / 816,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (713,000), Hot Seat (492,000 / 297,000) and Thursday Night NRL (357,000 in 2 cities).
The Project was 447,000 / 277,000 for 10 and 10 News First drew 412,000. Celebrity Name Game was 260,000 and an SVU replay was 125,000.
ABC News (605,000), Escape from the City (410,000), The Drum (172,000) and No Offence (135,000) comprised ABC’s other shows.
On SBS it was The Handmaid’s Tale (212,000), The Great House Revival (175,000), Tour de France (172,000) and SBS World News (126,000).
7TWO’s Father Brown led multichannels on 175,000.
The Morning Show: 141,000 / 92,000
Today Extra: 97,000 / 50,000
Studio 10: 53,00 / 44,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 18 July 2019