Bachelor, Gogglebox lead entertainment, Nine wins Thursday.

Ratings: AFL, NRL & Cricket were all in play on Thursday. An SBS drama is embarrassingly low.

If it’s Thursday it must be Sport staggered across various channels and cities. Last night there was AFL, NRL and Cricket which ultimately landed in Nine’s favour but which makes analysis somewhat complicated.

10’s The Bachelor (633,000) and Gogglebox (607,000) led in the entertainment stakes, winning their slots and topping the demos.

Nine continues to code its primary and multichannel shows separately resulting in Ashes Series drawing up to 396,000 on Nine, but another 282,000 on 9GEM. It would look much rosier on OzTAM results if Nine bothered to allow a combined number, as Seven does for AFL.

Elsewhere last night SBS had a poor night with one drama so low it was embarrassing.

Seven is yet to claim a night this week, but AFL finals should do the trick.

Nine network won with 33.3% then Seven 31.7%, 10 18.1%, ABC 12.7% and SBS 4.2%.

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 837,000 / 779,000 then Thursday Night AFL (633,000), The Chase (472,000 / 324,000), Home and Away  (442,000 in 4 cities). Movie: The Mountain Between Us was 135,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (790,000 / 781,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (711,000), Hot Seat (446,000 / 272,000), Thursday Night NRL (341,000 in 2 cities).

The Project drew 428,000 /265,000 for 10 then 10 News First (329,000), Celebrity Name Game (217,000) and Law & Order: SVU (189,000).

ABC News (567,000), 7:30 (461,000), Escape from the City (342,000), Sammy J, (259,000), Vera (252,000) and The Drum (145,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was SBS World News (131,000), Going Places with Ernie Dingo (129,000), Gourmet Farmer (106,000) and Mastermind (62,000). Riviera was a measly 38,000 -expect a change to the schedule, pronto.

The Morning Show: 138,000 / 81,000
Today Extra: 90,000 / 49,000
Studio 10: 48,000 / 45,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 5 September 2019

13 Responses

  1. Any idea what Days of our lives and Young and the Restless are getting? I checked ‘All free-to-air Multi Channels’ ratings, the lowest was 107k and neither show was in there. I kinda hoped the shows could scratch together Neighbours type numbers (20k here 25k in each state) and make a little bump in the daytime schedule.

  2. With the cricket and NRL on 9 & 9GEM on both Friday and Saturday nights, it will be difficult for 7 to make up ground and take the week. Never ever thought 7 would lose a week when the AFL finals are on.

  3. It’s clear that Seven has abandoned winning Total People this year. Their prime time programming is atrocious, Dogs Behaving Badly is something you’d expect in the non ratings period. And Highway Patrol is just filler. Then again, who needs them when TEN has engaging shows The Bachelor, HYBPA and Survivor, Nine has The Block, Seachange and Cricket, and ABC has a slew of great shows.

  4. Unsure why any low rating night is a problem for ABC.They are not a commercial channel but are funded by the tax payer. Any low rating will have nil effect on commercial advertising revenue as they dont have any

  5. I was on 10 most of the night….I did flick over to 9 News…was not in the mood for Grant last night….
    And wow…I did not even realise Vera was on ….just checked iview….Series 1 Episode 1 Hidden Depths….I did not watch back that far….I did not think, then …it would be something I would enjoy….how wrong I was…..I am now off to watch on iview….Thanks Pete.

  6. Thursday nights are a problem for ABC. They have shown a number of quality UK dramas in the 9pm slot and they have failed… however, I think eight year old eps of Vera won’t cut it in primetime either.

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