NRL pushes Nine to Thursday win

The Chase tops entertainment with Gogglebox as best in primetime.

Entertainment shows were all under 500,000 on Thursday, on a night when Nine came out on top.

Thursday Night NRL led its slot at 442,000 metro viewers across the Nine network.

An extended Home & Away was 408,000 / 365,000 then 7:30 (382,000), Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia (362,000), Foreign Correspondent (303,000) and Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro (213,000).

Later Gogglebox drew 413,000 then The Front Bar (329,000).

Nine network won with 30.4% then Seven 27.3%, 10 18.2%, ABC 14.1% and SBS 10.1%.

Nine News (769,000 / 752,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair was 658,000 with Hot Seat on 356,000 / 235,000. Emergency was 95,000 across the network.

Seven News was #1 at 843,000 / 806,000. The Chase topped entertainment at 493,000 / 298,000. Final Four was 169,000 with Air Crash Investigations at 113,000.

The Project pulled 233,000 / 141,000. 10 News First managed 183,000 / 120,000. A Shark Tank replay was 133,o00.

ABC News drew 493,000. Extraordinary Escapes (155,000), Grand Designs NZ (147,000) and The Drum (134,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (130,000 / 123,000), Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico (75,000) and Kin (TBA).

7TWO’s Bargain Hunt led multichannels at just 92,000.

The Morning Show: 123,000 / 72,000
Today Extra: 116,000 / 80,000

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

Gogglebox: 743,000
Home & Away: 829,000
Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro: 334,000
Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia: 519,000
Thursday Night NRL: 560,000
Foreign Correspondent: 417,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 31 August 2023

7 Responses

  1. Hot Seat has been trailing behind the Chase for years now and Nine News ratings have been suffering too as result. Not sure if its replacement will make up those numbers any time soon.

    1. Actually, Hot Seat was on par with The Chase Australia ratings and then the latter rose again with the smarts of one Larry Emdur. To Hot Seat’s defence, it’s been on air since 2009 in a reimagined way. If the ratings for Tipping Point UK are anything to go by, a local version might excite audiences from all sides, just not me.

      1. That ‘reimagined’ way has seen the show with less questions and lot more fill in time with chit chat about contestants, so it doesn’t surprise me more viewers are flicking over to the Chase. The Chase was out rating Hot Seat even before the new host came in.

        1. That’s not how I remember it. The Chase obliterated Hot Seat from 2015-2018, then Hot Seat extended to a one hour edition to take them on. It was still behind, but not by much. Deal or No Deal killed it from 2003 until early 2009. Hot Seat premiered and wiped Deal or No Deal. A lot of backstories is one factor for Hot Seat’s demise, but so is its lifespan. David, I don’t know if you’ve heard but there’s a rumour that Deal or No Deal is set to make a comeback but not on Seven. Did you hear about this?

        2. And 506viewer, I love The Chase. It’s one game show I am interested in applying for. I consider The Chase one of the most compelling game shows in many moons.

          1. Hmmm….apply already, it’s not beyond anyone really. The show is a slow format with a negative tone (“Put down” humour) in which the object is to make sure the bank wins and contestants lose. Dumb. Better to reward knowledge and see hero’s than pay fat cats and dramatise mediocrity.

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