10 leads entertainment, Seven wins Thursday

Ratings: Gogglebox & MasterChef top entertainment, Q&A hits new 2021 low.

10 lead in entertainment shows on Thursday, but probably not in the order it prefers…

Gogglebox topped entertainment shows and the demos on Thursday at 605,000 metro viewers.

That was just ahead of MasterChef Australia which nevertheless won its slot at 591,000 ahead of 7:30 (508,000) and Back Roads (420,000).

Later The Front Bar was 309,000 while Q+A hit a new 2021 low of 224,000.

Thursday NRL was 364,000 across Nine network.

Seven network won Thursday with 27.4% then Nine 25.5%, 10 24.6%, ABC 15.0% and SBS 7.5%.

Seven News was #1 at 948,000 / 936,000 for Seven then an extended Home & Away (532,000), The Chase (491,000 / 313,000). The Clown & the Candyman was 99,000 in 2 cities.

Nine News (863,000 / 872,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (636,000) and Hot Seat (407,000 / 273,000). Mega Zoo was 202,000 in 3 cities. Emergency was 158,000 across the network.

The Project drew 409,000 / 265,000 for 10. 10 News First was 324,000 / 244,000 for 10. Law & Order: SVU was 213,000.

ABC News was 631,000 for ABC.  The Drum was 175,000 while a bizarrely scheduled Trump special flopped at 135,000.

On SBS it was World’s Greatest Bridges (166,000), SBS World News (154,000 / 124,000), Trust Me I’m a Doctor (128,000), Mastermind (78,000) and Feast to Save the Planet (52,000).

Peppa Pig  (148,000) topped multichannels.

The Morning Show: 128,000 / 82,000
Today Extra: 117,000 / 68,000
Studio 10: 37,000 / 36,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 22 April 2021.

11 Responses

  1. I haven’t watched Q&A for a few years now but I understand why ABC might have thought pushing it later in the week might allow for great subject matter to be discussed since the politicians have had an opportunity to waffle on for 4 days. The problem is most aussies have had enough of politicians by 6:05pm Monday night. I know I have.

  2. As Channel 10 (without warning) suddenly became “HD” only – i expected their Ratings to sag, considerably!
    I cant be the only ExViewer who is not prepared to buy a New TV or Set Top Box to watch The Project!.
    Orher Channels have “Digital” and “HD” …
    (Id love to warch SBS HD Movies – But can, at least watch SBS) Our Digital TVs are only 5 years Old !- a bit Young, for Landfill. Grrrr

  3. We say it every week in these comments: Q&A screens on the wrong night. Another week goes by week, the same low ratings.

    Move it back to its natural Monday slot and watch the ratings improve.

    Not sure why that is so hard for the ABC programmers to understand.

    1. And so have people commented many times over the years about changing the night. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

      However, they’ve given it a crack. It didn’t work and agree they should move it back.

  4. We’re one day behind on MasterChef Australia, will watch last night’s episode tonight. We have intentionally done this to fast forward through the personal back stories of each contestant and the first 10 mins of the episodes where they recap and fill time, or for Wednesday’s episode, continually gush over Amelia’s presence. We also skipped the first two episodes because we had no interest in seeing who gets into the top 24. I think the ratings will increase as the volume of the contestants decreases.

  5. Moving Q +A , along with a new host, out of the ABC’s ” news bubble ” of Monday nights to Thursdays was a very dumb programming decision.
    As for Ten and the under performing Masterchef, take look what happened to Seven’s house of cards when MKR finally tanked …it wasn’t pretty.

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