Gogglebox leads entertainment but AFL drives Seven to win

The return of Gogglebox was the top entertainment drawcard at 611,000 last night and topped the demos.

But Seven’s AFL helped the network to a winning share at 501,000 rising to 595,000 for a Post Match. NRL was 317,000 / 19,000 across Nine’s network.

Earlier The Bachelor won its slot at 538,000 despite being its lowest ever metro audience, then 7:30 (471,000), The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (339,000) and Kalgoorlie Cops (244,000 / 226,000 in 3 cities).

Seven Network won Thursday with 31.6% then Nine 24.0%, 10 20.6%, ABC 13.8% and SBS 10.0%.

Seven News (1.05m / 965,000) was #1 for Seven. The Chase was 568,000 / 319,000 and Home & Away was 469,000 split across the network. The Front Bar drew 337,000. America’s Got Talent was 164,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (898,000 / 846,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (625,000) and Hot Seat (469,000 / 285,000). Reported Missing was 108,000 in 3 cities.

The Project drew 458,000 / 303,000 for 10. 10 News First was 363,000 / 207,000. Law & Order: SVU was 213,000.

ABC News won its slot at 731,000. Escape from the City (281,000), The Heights (201,000), The Drum (173,000), and Kurt Fearnley’s One Plus One (153,000) followed.

On SBS it was The Salisbury Poisonings (274,000), SBS World News (182,000), Mastermind (91,000) and Hungry Ghosts (87,000).

NCIS topped multichannels at 211,000.

The Morning Show: 150,000 / 93,000
Today Extra: 116,000 / 85,000
Studio 10: 45,000 / 41,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 27 August 2020

9 Comments:

  1. They chose the wrong AFL game to telecast last night. I would be happy not to see Richmond play again, but was looking forward to the Bombers and Hawks.

    • Glass Portcullis

      Much as I hate all 4 teams involved in the 2 games last night, you’re right. The early game should have been the one that was on.

      • Agree and I think they’ve got the weighting between nice ‘genuine’ contestants and ‘instagramers’ wrong. It’s the same issue they had with Bachelor in Paradise. By that I mean people watch these shows either for the drama, the romance, or a bit of both. I think a bit of MAFS has crept into all the dating shows lately, as they all amp up the drama at the expense of romance. That’s put off people who like a good balance of romance and in our household we like the ‘genuine’ people and the romance, so were not watching it live anymore.

        We record it and fast forward all the ‘drama’, particularly the cocktail parties. Once you do that and take out the adds, there’s only 20 or so minutes of content that interests us. That’s certainly not enough to watch a whole episode live.

  2. Was watching Neighbours last night…then all of a sudden an ad for Google box being on “tonight”. And i hadn’t seen any advertising for it before that. Is it just me or it hasn’t had much/any promotion leading up to it?

  3. SBS should have played Hungry Ghosts over 4 weeks rather than 4 nights. It gives people a chance to catch up if they missed the first episode (either On Demand, or an encore screening).
    Giving people the chance to catch up is important otherwise they aren’t going to tune in to episode 2 etc.

    Plus they disrupted all their regular programming. I wanted to see Sydney’s Super Tunnel on Wednesday night. Sigh.

    • SBS has dabbled quite a bit with how local dramas play out. Sometimes once a week… sometimes 3 nights, now 4, sometimes 8:30 or 9:30. In this case I would read it as a 9:30 slot to avoid reality overruns, but possibly they felt the material wasn’t quite strong enough for 8:30. So they gave it a ripper drama as lead-in. Will lift with Timeshifted and On Demand, as it should.

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