Close Thursday battle just 0.1% splits Nine and Seven

The Chase tops entertainment. RBT and Emergency win slots for Nine and ultimately deliver a network victory.

Just 0.1% split Nine and Seven in shares last night, one of the final days of the survey year, as programming shifts further into Summer mode.

The Chase topped entertainment (430,000 / 283,000).

RBT led its slot at 427,000 metro viewers then 7:30 (411,000), Bill Bailey’s Wild West Australia (403,000), Code 1: Minute by Minute (296,000), Jamie’s 5 Ingredient Meditteranean (172,000).

Later Emergency drew 315,000 then The Front Bar (286,000), and Grand Designs (227,0000).

Nine network won -just- at 28.8% then Seven 28.7%, ABC 19.2%, 10 13.9% then SBS 9.4%.

Seven News was #1 at 740,000 / 730,000. Border Security, which is now replacing Home & Away, was 384,000. The Test: Feature Length Special at 152,000.

Nine News at 659,000 / 659,000 (including a narrow win in Melbourne) was best for Nine. A Current Affair was 584,000 then Hot Seat (318,000 / 217,000). Big Miracles was 127,000.

ABC News was 497,000. Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian (136,000) and The Drum (132,000) followed.

The Project at 217,000 / 128,000 was best for 10. 10 News First was 186,000 / 124,000. Law & Order: SVU was 111,000 / 96,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (117,000 / 88,000) , Secret World of Snacks (105,000) then Adam & Poh’s Great Australian Bites Coastal (68,000) Ireland With Adrian Dunbar (60,000).

7TWO’s Father Brown at 86,000 topped multichannels.

The Morning Show: 134,000 / 75,000
Today Extra:  114,000 / 97,000

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

Love Island: 367,000
Home & Away: 914,000
Bill Bailey’s Wild West Australia: 734,000
Emergency: 558,000
The Front Bar: 445,000
Mirror Mirror: 260,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 30 November 2023


12 Responses

  1. Despite my hopes for some of the programming expected to be released over the summer, I can’t help but think that we might be about to enter the lowest-rating summer period in OzTAM history . . .

  2. Caught up watching Bill Bailey Wild West Aus on iView and watched the Exmouth episode. It was a very good episode where he explored The Pinnacles, Geraldton and Exmouth. Earlier this year, I’ve been to Geraldton, the Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth and had a great time there.

  3. Any wonder why Ten are a basket case. What happened to ‘Hunt for the Family Court Killer’?
    I switched on at 8:30 to find L+O SVU… really?
    I missed the update on here but it seems like will start Wednesday now.
    This is despite Tenplay still having a trailer that says Thursday 30th Nov.
    Get your act together Ten!

    1. I tend to record most shows, especially on the commercial channels, and I had this show set in the PVR. Flicking through the TV guide last light I saw L+O SVU as a pre-record and I wondered what the hell was I thinking. But this explains it. I actually thought this type of show (documentary) could have been an interesting point of difference that 10 could explore on a typically slow night, but alas that experiment is over.

      I am currently struggling through 10 Play trying to watch Rush and if channel 10 is bad – 10 Play is worse. It makes you wonder who designs these apps and do they ever road test them with actual viewers. Apparently you can save a show as a “love”, but you can’t go to your “favourites” to access it. Neither does it have a continue watching function, so you have to find the show through the programs, then select the season and then select the actual episode. And they wonder why very few people watch their channel / streaming service!!!

      1. I hear you Neil! When I saw it wasn’t on at 8:30 I went to Tenplay to see if I had the wrong night and thought perhaps it was Wednesday night. I went to search and put in ‘hunt’ and nothing came up… went to shows>crime and found it, no idea why searching by a word in the title wouldn’t find it.
        And yeah same problem here with saving/love shows, can’t find them once you do it. It’s hopeless!
        Anyway it’s now scheduled for Wed/Thu @ 9:30 so playing it out over 2 weeks now I assume..

  4. “Nine network won -just- at 28.8% then Seven 28.7%”
    I reckon the strong figure for Nine news in Melbourne, Peter Hitchener’s last weekly bulletin, was just enough to get Nine over the line.

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