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Numbers late, but Olympics still strong on Thursday.

With Seven on a 48.0% share, that left the top entertainment show outside of primetime.

Thursday ratings may have been delayed by OzTAM but they were no less in stature for Seven with Olympics dominating primetime television.

The Games drummed up 1.28m / 1.15m / 768,000 in metro viewing and a 48% share.

While OzTAM data indicates The Chase drew 1.18m viewers, that’s a preliminary figure given it did not air on the East Coast.

This will see Hot Seat finish as the top entertainment show of the night at 430,000 / 286,000. Yup.

7:30 drew 534,000 in its slot then The Bachelor (369,000), Foreign Correspondent (295,000) and Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions (219,000).

NRL on Nine was 281,000 across the network.

Seven network easily won the night at a huge 48.0% then Nine 20.3%, 10 13.0%, ABC 12.1% and SBS 6.6%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.47m / 1.32m.

Nine News was 965,000 / 918,000. A Current Affair was 680,000. In select cities were RBT (185,000), Paramedics (158,000) and Kings Cross ER (97,000)

The Project drew 376,000 / 251,000 then 10 News First (346,000 / 243,000), and SVU (164,000 / 146,000).

ABC News was 686,000 for ABC. Sammy J (360,000), Q+A (243,000), The Drum (188,000) and Joanna Lumley’s Hidden Caribbean (158,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (162,000 / 128,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (156,000) and The Good Fight (62,000).

Today Extra: 193,000 / 126,000
Studio 10: 51,000 / 45,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 29 July 2021

7 Responses

  1. my brother who watches ABC News said the Olympics coverage is appaling. He said they will show the beginning of a race and then the end of it in photo stills. He say he may give up watching the ABC News.

    1. The Good Fight is one of those shows though they use as an example where overnight only tells a part of the story. Through catch up, it ratings seems to triple.
      Last week it’s consolidated easily outdated it’s overnight and its online catch seems to do well too.

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