Game shows lead entertainment on very quiet Thursday

No primetime entertainment shows could rise above 5pm game shows on Thursday, in overnight metro.

Outside of news bulletins, Thursday was a verrrrry quiet one….

The Chase led entertainment at just 429,000 / 272,000 metro viewers.

Next was Hot Seat at 364,000 / 242,000 then Home & Away (362,000*) and Gogglebox (350,000).

7:30 drew 349,000 then Taskmaster (242,000) and Foreign Correspondent (226,000).

Elsewhere were Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly (181,000), Grand Designs: The Street (170,000) and RBT (168,000 in select cities).

AFL on Seven drew up to 406,000 outclassing NRL at 355,000 across Nine’s network.

Seven network won Thursday with 32.9% then Nine 29.2%, 10 15.5%, ABC 14.0% and SBS 8.5%.

Seven News was #1 at 788,000 / 748,000. Air Crash Investigations was 77,000 across the network.

Nine News was 735,000 / 718,000. A Current Affair was 478,000 across the network. Paramedics was 166,000 across the network.

10 News First was just 214,000 / 135,000 with The Project low at 182,000 / 128,000. Guy Montgomery By Name managed 70,000.

ABC News won its slot at 508,000. The Drum (137,000) and Griff’s Canadian Adventure (107,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (129,000 / 91,000), Dinosaur with Stephen Fry (100,000), London’s Super Tunnel (78,000), Mastermind (68,000) and Vigil (52,000).

* Home & Away also topped multichannels with a further 104,000.

The Morning Show: 137,000 / 73,000
Today Extra: 114,000 / 72,000

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

Gogglebox: 731,000
Home & Away: 798,000
Taskmaster: 458,000
Grand Designs: The Street: 380,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 23 March 2023.

10 Responses

  1. And Seven still running their fake Qantas, “small device” promo for last night’s Air Crash Investigation. Again, it wasn’t a Qantas plane, it was Air Illinois. It crashed due to pilot error (in switching off the wrong power generator).

      1. Still being very heavily promoted on SBS, something they don’t usually do once a program’s well and truly started. On the other hand, ‘Outlander’ started last Saturday night after 11.00pm with utterly no promotion-when I saw it was in the lineup, I thought it must be a repeat of an earlier season for such a dead timeslot. SBS has had little success with the various drama series that are currently showing.

  2. Looking at the very impressive numbers Fox got for both the AFL and NRL last night, it proves that commercial free during play and 4K clarity are what people want. I would suggest that if all the people that watched the games on FTA had the ability to watch it on Fox / Kayo, the commercial filled FTA telecast numbers would be missing a 0 at the end of it…

    1. NRL games that screen on Nine (excluding Saturday night) aren’t available in 4k on Foxtel. But commercial free during play is definitely a plus.

  3. Did Ten leave the Ad-break software on a default setting for the Guy Montgomery special or was it a deliberate choice to (more than once) drop ads in the middle of a bit?

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