AFL pushes Seven to Thursday win

Ratings: MasterChef leads in entertainment. Hot Seat beats The Chase.

AFL pushed Seven to a hefty Thursday share averaging 568,000 metro viewers across the network.

Meanwhile MasterChef Australia led entertainment at 556,000 just ahead of 7:30 (550,000), then RBT (416,000) and Foreign Correspondent (400,000).

But it was more bad news in local drama with The Unusual Suspects slipping from 150,000 last week to 102,000 for SBS.

Seven network easily won Thursday with 33.9% then Nine 22.9%, 10 17.9%, ABC 17.3% and SBS 8.0%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.02m / 978,000 for Seven. The Chase was 505,000 / 321,000 while Home & Away drew 444,000 / 415,000 across the network. A Fast & Furious movie managed 154,000 across the network.

Nine News (1.01m / 928,000) was best for Nine. Both A Current Affair at 733,000 and Hot Seat (530,000 / 343,000) won their slots. RBT was 416,000 then Paramedics (321,000) and New Amsterdam (155,000).

The Project pulled 440,000 / 274,000 for 10. 10 News First was 417,000 / 263,000. Law & Order: SVU was 268,000 / 171,000.

ABC News was 688,000 for ABC. Q+A (317,000), Sammy J (316,000), The Drum (188,000) and A Life in Ten Pictures (160,000) followed.

On SBS it was Walking Hadrians Wall (181,000), SBS World News (171,000 / 145,000), The Handmaid’s Tale (119,000), and Mastermind (72,000).

Home & Away‘s late episode topped multichannels at 156,000 in 2 cities due to AFL.

The Morning Show: 175,000 / 118,000
Today Extra: 160,000 / 104,000
Studio 10: 41,000 / 38,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 10 June 2021

4 Responses

  1. Really sad to see Australian drama doing so poorly. It remains a source of fascination to me that the world entered this golden age of TV drama (on both streaming and free to air services) in nearly every country over the last five years and it just seems to passed us by.
    Obviously a range of factors including cost, local viewer disinterest, etc, play into this but English language drama always has the benefit of being saleable to other countries which is not something that episodes of tired reality formats can do.
    We just seem to consider the short term rather than seeking to build international sales and develop program concepts well.

    1. We did hit peak local drama, sometimes with 5 or 6 a night if I recall correctly. Pandemic has had an impact, loss of advertising, fragmentation etc. But we should also remember on Timeshifted it tops the list. Right now it’s hard to get crew although that’s with more than a few visiting productions.

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