Gogglebox tops entertainment, Pooch Perfect down.

Ratings: Gogglebox tops demos. Volcano Live event fails to gather a crowd on SBS.

Outside of News and Gogglebox, viewing numbers were fairly uneventful last night.

Gogglebox was the top entertainment drawcard at 645,000 viewers, and also topped the demos. Nothing else in its timeslot came close.

Earlier 7:30 won its slot at 539,000 then Ambulance Australia (507,000), Pooch Perfect (441,000) and RBT (437,000) -each up on last week except for Seven’s Rebel Wilson contest. SBS event Volcano Live With Nik Wallenda flunked at a dreadful 67,000 across 90 minutes.

Nine network won Thursday with 28.6% then Seven 26.4%, 10 21.7%, ABC 16.3% and SBS 6.9%.

Nine News was best for Nine at 845,000 / 823,000. A Current Affair (640,000) and Hot Seat (469,000 / 290,000). Movie: Fast & Furious 8: The Fate of the Furious was 215,000.

Seven News was #1 at 916,000 for Seven then Home and Away (561,000), The Chase (509,000 / 329,000). Three Modern Family episodes drew 212,000 / 177,000 / 170,000.

The Project was 393,000 /237,000 for 10. 10 News First was 368,000 / 197,000. A repeat of Hughesy, We Have A Problem was 192,000.

ABC News won its slot with 687,000. Sammy J (297,000), QI (228,000), Would I Lie to You? (212,000), Doctor Who (210,000), and The Drum (180,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was  SBS World News (127,000) and Mastermind (67,000).The Little Drummer Girl was just 47,000.

Bluey topped multichannels at 193,000

The Morning Show: 143,000 / 84,000
Today Extra: 109,000 / 71,000
Studio 10:

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 5 March 2020

32 Responses

  1. Wow Pooch Perfect sheds (sorry) 200,000 viewers in a week …was it the corny jokes written for Rebel or the fact it had no real interest to everyday Aussies who don’t really care about dog grooming competitions …
    Hmm who would have guessed ?
    Plus with paying Rebel a very conservative 1 million dollars this could be a truly shocking return on investment …unless the plan was to sell this series all over the world to recoup the costs .. good luck with that one.

  2. I’m getting frustrated with Gogglebox and its fakeness at times. The fact that multiple Goggleboxers dressed up in feather boas and hats to watch the Mardi Gras was so painfully forced. Then Tim’s exclamation that Rebel Wilson was hosting Pooch Perfect was downright embarrassing. Even if you didn’t own a TV there was no escaping that smothering promo.

    Just stick to real people and genuine reactions.

  3. Even American Survivor last night was dull compared to Australian version! Seemed like it had been badly edited. Are we getting a modified version of the show edited for overseas veiwing?

  4. If that’s as good as it gets for Pooch Perfect – despite a big name and promoting the absolute socks of it for months – then Seven will view it as a disappointing result. Along with MKR (clearly shot as a major staple) and weak Sunday prime-time (also weakened by MKR not anchoring early part of Sun night) then it’s a highly shaky 2020-Q1 for Seven. Also, on some nights Seven overall looks weaker than Nine (and occasionally Ten and ABC) post-9pm.
    The new AFL season and then (fingers crossed) the Olympics just can come soon enough.

      1. Very true ,they tell us that by May they’ll have a definite answer ,I’m calling it now that it will be cancelled by the end of March ,I hope not but the coronavirus is getting out of hand.

    1. If the Olympics are cancelled, Seven could cobble together a show called Great Australian Scavenger Hunt, where teams compete in a journey around Australia and on the way have to find toilet paper, hand sanitiser and various other items that are scarce like prime time ratings.

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