NRL outranks AFLW, The Chase tops entertainment.

Nine wins its fifth straight night of the week. Gogglebox leads younger demos.

Nine had a winning night on Thursday, thanks to NRL drawing more viewers than AFLW for Seven, while Gogglebox was a little soft for its return -although it did top younger demos.

The Chase led entertainment at 503,000 / 307,000 metro viewers.

7:30 won its slot at 422,000 then an extended Home & Away across the network (322,000 / 316,000 late), Shaun Micallef’s Brain Eisteddfod (307,000), Foreign Correspondent (281,000) and World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (166,000).

Later the return of Gogglebox drew 450,000 then The Front Bar (298,000), Q+A (182,000) and Scotland’s Sacred Islands (124,000).

Thursday Night NRL at 362,000 defeated AFLW on 118,000 across their respective networks.

Nine network won Thursday with 31.1% then Seven 25.7%, 10 19.2%, ABC 15.0% and SBS 9.0%.

Nine News (804,000 / 759,000) led for Nine. A Current Affair won with 608,000 then Hot Seat (395,000 / 252,000).  In select cities were RBT (180,000) and Paramedics (173,000).

Seven News was #1 with 846,000 / 787,000 for Seven. Across the network was Crime Investigation Australia (166,000).

The Project drew 331,000 / 204,000 for 10. 10 News First was 242,000 / 153,000. Law & Order: SVU managed 176,000.

ABC News scored 567,000 for ABC. The Drum (181,000) and One Plus One (109,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (125,000 / 120,000), with Suspect (65,000) and The Cook Up with Adam Liaw (52,000).

The Adventures of Paddington was bearable at 109,000 on multichannels.

The Morning Show: 108,000 /  55,000
Today Extra: 106,000 / 78,000
Studio 10: 40,000 / 32,000 /

Total TV viewers for last Thursday are here.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 25 August 2022

13 Responses

  1. I like Shaun Micallef’s Brain Eisteddfod …not sure it is a good lead in for Gogglebox though….I wish they had left it on Wed….I now miss Ghosts as I dont watch The Mask…and Ghosts is awful to watch on 10play.

  2. Thought the new household were a good addition to Gogglebox. Strange that they didn’t mention Nick and Milo being in a new house or different space than normal. Used to be able to see through to the kitchen area. The tribute to Di was so nice that I chose to rewind it and watch that part again.

  3. Interesting that two popular AFL teams, Collingwood and Carlton, could only draw 118,000 viewers for 7. Channel 7 must be very disappointed.
    The last Thursday night AFL match, on 7 July, drew 437,000.
    I think this demonstrates the reason for the pay differential between AFL and AFLW players.

    1. Suggest the majority of the 118,000 were from Melbourne. Only a one off on main channel due to AFL bye. Garantee will be on Sevens multi channel next week with those numbers

      1. What will be interesting will be AFLW rounds 6 to 10. These games will be played when there is no AFL (men’s) games like last night. Will Channel 7 have AFLW on its main channel in Melbourne on Thurs/Fri or Sat night? I’m betting we’ll see Pretty Woman or Die Hard 3 instead

  4. Lazy programming delivers for Seven last night, a repeat of Crime Investigation I’d seen a few months ago. Surprised the numbers weren’t lower. They probably would’ve got higher numbers putting the Devil Wears Prada on for the 100th time.
    Thursday nights really are becoming a dead zone for TV.

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