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Seven News, AFL drive Seven to easy win

Ratings: Another quiet Thursday, with viewers switching off 10 after The Project.

Thursday proved to be no competition for Seven last night with a hefty 34% share thanks to Seven News and AFL.

The Chase was again the top entertainment show at 616,000 / 384,000 viewers.

7:30 drew 648,000 but there were low numbers in the early slot thereafter: Celebrity Gogglebox USA (284,000), Territory Cops (246,000 / 228,000 in 3 cities), The Heights (207,000) and World’s Busiest Train Stations (197,000).

The AFL drew 544,000 viewers across Seven’s network, well ahead of NRL at 353,000 / 23,000.

Seven network won Thursday with 34.% then Nine 25.6%, ABC 16.3%, 10 16.2% and SBS 7.9%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.1m / 1.04m for Seven. Home and Away was 558,000 in 4 cities.  A Harry Potter movie was 202,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News was best for Nine at 995,000 / 942,000 then A Current Affair (689,000) and Hot Seat (535,000 / 318,000).   Serial Killer with Piers Morgan was 107,000 in 3 cities.

ABC News won its slot with 761,000 viewers. Escape from the City (320,000), The Drum (219,000) and Father Brown (205,000) followed.

The Project pulled 445,000 / 281,000 for 10. 10 News First was 400,000 / 243,000. Law & Order: SVU was so low at 193,000 it trailed NCIS drawing 206,000 on 10 BOLD an hour earlier. A second episode was lower still at a dismal 168,000.

On SBS it was The Secret Life of Al Capone (177,000), SBS World News (171,000), Mastermind (89,000) and Zerozerozero (just 64,000).

The Morning Show: 131,000 / 75,000
Today Extra: 108,000 / 68,000
Studio 10: 54,000 / 39,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 25 June 2020

5 Responses

  1. A few weeks ago 10/WIN was promoting “new” episode(s), which were not “new”. Now they are playing new eps they are not mentioning “new”. Surely it was a mistake but they actually played the credits last night instead of the usual crashing into externals of NYC which then turns out to be another show – “Blue Bloods”. didn’t hurt did it 10? Some decent presentation for a change. Baby steps, baby steps.

  2. I, like may others it would seem, gave up watching SVU as you literally never know if it’s going to be a repeat or new. The only way for Ten to salvage SVU is to screen only new episodes (no point showing repeats with dismal ratings) in a consistent and well promoted timeslot.

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