Gogglebox, please switch off the lights when you’re done?
It was a world of Free to Air pain on Thursday. Was everybody watching Squid Game?
Ouch. Free to Air viewing had a dreadful night, aside from a few dependable performers, although SBS lifted its share.
Gogglebox was easily the top entertainment show on Thursday with 577,000 metro viewers and led the demos.
An extended Home & Away drew 566,000 / 554,000 but then everything else in primetime was under 500,000 viewers and it just got worse….
To be clear, afternoon game shows such as Tipping Point (283,000) beat everything else after 8:30pm (Gogglebox aside).
Sunrise (249,000) and Today (237,000) also outranked everything after 8:30 aside from Q+A (276,000).
Here’s how they stacked up: 7:30 (439,000), Paramedics (414,000), Foreign Correspondent (295,000) and Coastal Devon & Cornwall with Michael Portillo (243,000).
No joy for America’s Got Talent (232,000), Ambulance Australia (227,000), Back to the Titanic (211,000), The Cheap Seats (210,000), The Latest (181,000), and Love Island (173,000).
Seven network still came out in front at a 30.3% share then Nine 24.8%, 10 19.0%, ABC 15.6% and SBS 10.3%.
Seven News was #1 at 957,000 / 955,000 viewers.
Nine News (942,000 / 914,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (716,000) and Hot Seat (402,000 / 240,000). Love Island AfterParty tanked at just 85,000. Yikes.
The Project drew 343,000 / 230,000. 10 News First was 321,000 / 194,000.
ABC News was 657,000. The Drum (154,000) and Secrets of the Museum (144,000) followed.
On SBS it was SBS World News (152,000 / 125,000) and New Gold Mountain (139,000).
ABC News Mornings led multichannels at 126,000.
The Morning Show: 132,000 / 72,000
Today Extra: 129,000 / 75,000
Studio 10: 38,000 / 31,000
In Total TV lifts last Thursday were:
The Block: 1.44m
Home & Away: 1.16m
Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers: 521,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 14 October 2021