Women’s World Cup tops Thursday -but Nine nabs network share

Sport dominated Thursday viewing, but the longer Cricket broadcast, plus NRL, saw Nine come out on top.

FIFA Women’s World Cup was #1 at 898,000 metro viewers.

Ashes Series: Fifth Test drew up to 487,000 metro viewers while Thursday Night NRL was 260,000 across the network.

Numbers will further rise in Total TV numbers.

The Chase topped entertainment at 521,000 / 327,000.

7:30 managed 349,000 then Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia (323,000) and Foreign Correspondent (195,000).

Seven network led in primary channel but Nine won Thursday with 35.0% then 34.7%, 10 12.6%, ABC 11.1% and SBS 6.5%.

Nine News (749,000 / 724,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair was 601,000 in 4 cities. Hot Seat scored 384,000 / 254,000.

Seven News won its slot with 869,000 / 855,000.

The Project pulled 245,000 / 166,000. 10 News First was 202,000 / 159,000. Law & Order: SVU was just 139,000 with a Cheap Seats replay at

ABC News drew 493,000. The Drum pulled 131,000 but A Life in Ten Pictures was only 128,000 then Grand Designs: NZ (111,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (136,000 / 91,000), Inside Sydney Airport (89,000) and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (88,000). Kin was just 34,000.

Ashes topped multichannels at 131,000 although that number is incorporated in the Nine total.

Today Extra: 127,000 / 74,000
The Morning Show: 126,000 / 80,000

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

FIFA Women’s World Cup: NZ v Nor: 284,000
Ashes Series: 867,000
Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia: 527,000
Thursday Night NRL: 360,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 27 July 2023

2 Responses

  1. You’ve got to feel for these players – the only time they’re getting massive audiences and they’re playing badly. Yes there’s injuries and of course the pressure of the home crowd but I imagine they’re probably much better players than what they’ve demonstrated in these first two games. Here’s hoping for a big win on Monday!

  2. Nine had a lot of sport last night – Ashes, NRL and Swimming Championships which meant no ACA in Perth. As a result at work we watched The Project instead and I enjoyed the Sinead O’Connor tribute they did.

    Have been enjoying the Swimming World championships this week and Thorpey’s insights last night were terrific. Adds to the event for someone like me who doesn’t know about all the technical ins and outs.

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