The Chase, Home & Away lead entertainment on Thursday.

Seven wins Thursday. A controversial doco on ABC and an SBS local drama both do it tough.

Seven scored a win on Thursday, leading across multiple timeslots while a controversial doco on ABC and an SBS local drama both did it tough.

The Chase topped entertainment at 538,000 / 304,000.

From 7pm an extended Home & Away was 463,000 / 392,000. MasterChef Australia drew 421,000 then 7:30 (406,000), RBT (202,000 in 3 cities), Folau (189,000) and The Murdochs: Empire of Influence (134,000).

Later The Front Bar was 339,000 then Britain’s Got Talent (220,000), Law & Order: SVU (190,000), Paramedics (182,000 across the network) and Grand Designs: NZ (164,000).

Thursday Night NRL was 382,000 across Nine’s network.

Seven network won Thursday with 30.1% then Nine 29.4%, 10 16.3%, ABC 15.0% and SBS 9.3%.

Seven News was #1 at 945,000 / 867,000.

Nine News (737,000 / 720,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair led at 564,000 then Hot Seat (366,000 / 232,000).

The Project drew 296,000 / 196,000 for 10. 10 News First was 223,000 / 159,000. A Cheap Seats replay managed 113,000.

ABC News pulled 530,000 for ABC. The Drum (165,000) and Griff’s Great Kiwi Road Trip (112,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (151,000 / 119,000) then Mastermind (82,000) but Safe Home was low at 61,000 across two episodes.

Bluey led multichannels at 123,000.

The Morning Show: 122,000 / 70,000
Today Extra: 116,000 / 68,000

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

Home & Away: 899,000
Grand Designs: NZ: 395,000
The Front Bar: 492,000
Britain’s Got Talent: 342,000
Thursday Night NRL: 727,000
The Dog House: 539,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 18 May 2023

7 Responses

  1. What a shame, re: Safe Home. We watched all episodes last week and thoroughly enjoyed it (despite the dark subject matter). I was hoping it would life with streaming as we watched the latter too via SBS Demand last weekend.

  2. That’s even more impressive ratings when you realise that Channel 7 only premieres new Chase episodes on Mon – Wed. Thursday and Friday are always repeats.

    and I can confirm that yesterday’s episode was a repeat.

  3. Interesting that more Melburnians watched The Front Bar than Sydney-siders viewed NRL on Nine. Funny that an AFL chat show can outrate live rugby in their respective states.

      1. I always leave the TV on for Spot and Rover, so it was actually two men and two dogs watching the Front Bar. What can I say – they like Sam.

    1. Whilst it there were more Melburnians watching Front Bar compared to Sydney-siders NRL on free-to-air there was another 341,000 watching the NRL game live. And you would suggest a lot of those are Sydney based.

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