Nine simply the best on Thursday

An NRL / Tina Turner double helped Nine to win Thursday, perhaps a scheduling nod to her legendary league anthem.

Thursday proved to be a quiet night with all but one entertainment show, The Chase, under 500,000 metro viewers.

But the night went to Nine with an NRL / Tina Turner double, perhaps a scheduling nod to her legendary league anthem.

7:30 (459,000), an extended Home & Away (451,000 / 379,000 from 7pm), MasterChef Australia (390,000), Tina (227,000 in 3 cities), Folau (200,000) and Alone Australia: The Reunion (123,000).

Later The Front Bar drew 329,000 then Britain’s Got Talent (188,000), Grand Designs NZ (187,000), Law & Order: SVU (160,000)

Thursday Night NRL was 338,000 across the network.

Nine network won Thursday with 30.6% then Seven 27.9%, ABC 16.2%, 10 16.1% and SBS 9.2%.

Nine News (823,000 / 759,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (636,000) and Hot Seat (424,000 / 280,000).

Seven News was #1 at 912,000 / 855,000. The Chase topped entertainment at 543,000 / 336,000.

ABC News drew 556,000. The Drum (152,000) and Griff’s Great Kiwi Road Trip (120,000) followed.

The Project pulled 319,000 / 193,000 for 10. 10 News First was 233,000 / 166,000 with a Cheap Seats replay at 100,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (130,000 / 106,000), The Murdochs: Empire Of Influence (94,000), Mastermind (63,000) and Normal People (43,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 125,000.

The Morning Show: 121,000 / 74,000
Today Extra:  112,000 / 76,000

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

MasterChef Australia: 724,000
Folau: 358,000
Home & Away: 929,000
Britain’s Got Talent: 341,000
The Front Bar: 522,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 25 May 2023

10 Responses

  1. Seven really fall in to a heap without AFL at the tail end of each week. Britain’s Got Talent belongs on a multichannel, they’d be better of running repeats of All Saints, Blue Heelers or the Chase. Or dare I say reinvent the wheel with some Celebrity Wheel of Fortune specials like they do in the US.

    1. If Seven had licencing/rights in place to re-run the aforementioned (especially All Saints as unless I’m mistaken they own IP unlike Heelers with Banijay (via Endemol Shine > Endemol > Southern Star originally). They did acquire digital (via 7Plus) years ago now and has been very successful (especially Heelers – as is often featured centre in promotions and former chief Clive Dickens – also spearheaded their tennis live streaming but now at Optus shared insight one day), but broadcast must’ve been extra and not financially viable or not offered.

  2. Maybe Nine will came out on top again next Wednesday because the State of Origin starts and “the Cane Toads” up here are already all over it. As a diehard fan it’s 5 stars from me.

          1. Surely at some point that logic runs out though? Who’s wanting to pay for advetorials on a show nobody is watching?

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