Seven leads on Thursday

Home & Away leads in entertainment. 7mate draws 8.9% share with Paralympics.

It was a quiet Thursday in entertainment shows although 7mate drew an 8.9% share thanks to the Paralympics.

Home & Away led in entertainment at 602,000 / 522,000 metro viewers.

7:30 drew 524,000 then The Bachelor (470,000) and Foreign Correspondent (370,000).

Later The Front Bar was 388,000 then Thursday Night NRL (330,000 across Nine) and The Latest (320,000).

Paralympics on 7mate drew 322,000 / 309,000 in primetime.

Seven network won Thursday with 33.7% then Nine 24.8%, 10 18.4%, ABC 14.9% and SBS 8.1%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.13m / 1.07m for Seven. The Chase (600,000 / 360,000). Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland was 82,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (1.04m / 987,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 707,000. Hot Seat was 481,000 / 306,000. In select cities were RBT (204,000) and Australian Crime Stories (175,000).

The Project drew 480,000 / 314,000 for 10. 10 News First was 367,000 / 250,000. Law & Order: SVU was 232,000 / 153,000.

ABC News pulled 698,000 for ABC. Sammy J was high at 361,000 with Q+A (237,000), Fake or Fortune? (191,00) and The Drum (187,000) following.

On SBS it was SBS World News (183,000 / 132,000), Great Asian Railway Journeys (172,000), Incredible Journeys With Simon Reeve (137,000). The Good Fight was 52,000.

The Morning Show: 189,000 / 182,000
Today Extra: 164,000 / 149,000
Studio 10: 49,000 / 41,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 26 August 2021

5 Responses

  1. I enjoyed the (able bodied) Olympics a lot, and when they ended I didn’t have the energy to watch the Paralympics. But, last night, whilst flicking around the stations I landed on them and decided to stay for 5 minutes as probably the easiest watch…..I was completely sucked in. They are fantastic!

    There is something about these athletes that feels so wonderfully special. The after-race interviews had me laughing and crying. Look, I can’t do it justice, just please, even though you’re probably ‘over’ Olympic sports right now, jump on and watch for 5 minutes, I bet you’ll fall in love too.

      1. Definitely agree. Although if you consider of from Seven’s perspective, it was probably more about boosting 7mate’s share (wouldn’t have have 9% if Sydney and Brisbane was on main channel and because of NRL and other shows anyway, unlikely Paralympics would’ve been massive either and therefore having little impact on their main channel share).
        Morally right decision, probably not. Commercially right, most likely.

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