Seven News, AFL drive Seven to easy win

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


  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. The first episode of SVU last night was terrible. The racial stereotypes made it a struggle to watch. I’m not surprised so few made it through.

  3. 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.

    • Yeah & i will never understand why we get like hundreds of promos for Masterchef over the week but like none for SVU new eps! Ten hasn’t shown SVU respect in years.

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