Fake crowd noise, but NRL helps Nine to a win.
Ratings: Viewers divided over fake NRL crowd noises. Seven News & MasterChef score.
NRL fans were divided on social media last night over the use of crowd cheers injected into an empty stadium.
But the return of League proved a drawcard for Nine, if split across primary and multichannels.
OzTAM noted 535,000 on primary channels in Sydney & Brisbane, but there were another 84,000 watching on 9GEM, helping Nine to a winning network share for the night.
MasterChef Australia easily topped entertainment and the demos at 960,000, outranking 7:30 (572,000), RBT (239,000 in 3 cities), The World’s Most Beautiful Railway (257,000) and The Heights (198,000).
Later Grand Designs Australia was 328,000 then Law & Order: SVU (324,000 / 245,000), Barrie Cassidy’s One Plus One (284,000), Seven movie: Crazy Stupid Love (202,000) and How the Victorians Built Britain (197,000).
Nine network won Thursday with 30.3% then Seven 23.6, 10 22.1%, ABC 15.2% and SBS 8.8%.
Nine News (1.06m / 1.01m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (735,000) and Hot Seat (570,000 / 332,000). Movie: Jason Bourne was 191,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News was #1 with 1.1m / 1.03m for Seven then The Chase (615,000 / 385,000) and an extended Home & Away (524,000).
The Project drew 559,000 / 366,000 for 10 then 10 News First (392,000 / 242,000).
ABC News (801,000), Sammy J (418,000), The Drum (250,000) also comprised
On SBS it was SBS World News (193,000), Mastermind (120,000) and Zerozerozero just 63,000.
Bluey topped multichannels at 153,000
The Morning Show: 143,000 / 90,000
Today Extra: 104,000 / 58,000
Studio 10: 56,000 / 46,000 /
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 28 May 2020