Entertainment shows under 500,000 on Thursday

7:30 won its timeslot in a sign of what's to come in summer. Seven won Thursday.

Summer viewing will be with us in just over a week’s time, but viewers are already checking out early, with no entertainment show managing half a million metro viewers -at least in Overnights.

7:30 won its slot for ABC at 468,000 then Home & Away (464,000 / 437,000), RBT (439,000), Exposing The Illegal Organ Trade (276,000), The Bachelorette (270,000) and Devon & Cornwall With Michael Portillo (267,000).

Later Paramedics led at 370,000 then Spotlight: Secrets of the UFOs (301,000) and Q+A (284,000).

Seven network won Thursday with 29.3% then Nine 27.9%, 10 16.5%, ABC 16.4% and SBS 9.9%.

Seven News was #1 at 859,000 / 858,000 for Seven. The Chase drew 447,000 / 279,000 with America’s Got Talent at 124,000.

Nine News was best for Nine at 812,000 / 771,000. A Current Affair won its slot at 616,000 then Hot Seat (381,000 / 263,000) and Love Island (164,000).

The Project pulled 363,000 / 218,000 then 10 News First (290,000 / 196,000). A Cheap Seats replay was 98,000.

ABC News was 576,000. The Drum (121,000) and Doctor Who (84,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (133,000 / 112,000), Red Election (104,000) and America After 9/11 (78,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 157,000.

The Morning Show: 128,000 / 105,000
Today Extra: 110,000 / 73,000
Studio 10: 30,000 /

In Total TV lifts last Thursday were:
Love Island: 529,000
Home & Away: 1.05m
Devon & Cornwall With Michael Portillo: 356,000
Spying on the Scammers: 668,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 18 November 2021

10 Responses

  1. America’s Got Talent should be on at 7:30 pm like it was when Fox 8 screened it and they put the show on Thursday and Friday it was screened the same week as America which was great 9:30 is too late and finishing after Midnight is ridiculous

  2. These days, mainstream commercial TV is a tough gig, isn’t it. I suspect there are some very heated conversations going on in board rooms right now.

    With streaming and alternative entertainments hitting their straps just as a pandemic changes the way Australians think and feel, it’s perfect storm.

    But maybe this is a great opportunity? Maybe now is the time to forget about international formats, and start creating our own bespoke TV for Australian audiences.

    Look at the success of The Block, an Australian format about Australian life that resonates and is loved by so many people, young and old. And over at Auntie we have Hard Quiz, with piss-take humour so uniquely Australian, it can only work here, and, despite it’s tiny budget, it smashes the giant American/European reality formats.

    And, after our dear Bert died, I watched the old shows he bounced around in. They were so much fun. Irreverent and relaxed, and essential viewing.

    Let’s make Aussie formats, again.

    1. TV broadcasting used to be for a limited number of stations for part of the day-now so many channels running 24/7 all year. ‘Hard Quiz’ is a good show but it lasts for half an hour once a week for a third or so of the year. As I’ve suggested before perhaps a few less channels per network might help raise the quality.

  3. The reason Americas Got Talent rates so poorly is that the numbers are for a three hour broadcast, twice per week. Far too much to expect anyone to sit through till after midnight, with the results hour much of a replay of what just happened in the two hour performance show. In the US they are on different nights , here we get the lot in one hit.

  4. I don’t see how The Bachelorette can continue ,even with the lead who bats for each team can save it ,to me ViacomCBS run this network on the cheap , basically encores for so many shows now and bad choices for sport , horse racing for 4 days a year and soccer our least loved sport.

      1. That’s certainly true ,unless their willing to do that and spend more will it even guarantee success , viewing habits and tastes have changed over the years but people still like their regular choices.

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