Neck and neck as The Chase tops entertainment

On a quiet Thursday, The Chase managed a win for Seven, while sport screened across three networks.

It was a close battle in game shows again on Thursday.

The Chase 572,000 pipped Tipping Point‘s 570,000 in National TV Audience.

7:30 was 557,000 then Foreign Correspondent (369,000) and The Dog House (346,000).

Later Gogglebox was 454,000 then Grand Designs NZ (343,000).

Seven’s AFL pulled 671,000 with Nine’s NRL at 617,000. Socceroos v Lebanon on 10 BOLD was 224,000.

Seven News was #1 at 1.19m. Home & Away was 415,000 including multichannels. Dogs Behaving (Very Badly) scored 227,000 where it screened.

Nine News averaged 937,000 then A Current Affair 623,000. Australia Behind Bars was 96,000 in select cities.

10 News First was 282,000 then Deal or No Deal (265,000), The Project (245,000), Law & Order: SVU (183,000).

ABC News was 712,000. Antiques Roadshow managed 184,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News  (172,000 / 127,000), Bettany Hughes’ Treasures of the World (133,000), Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (105,000) and The Vanishing Triangle (50,000).

The Morning Show: 223,000 / 132,000
Today Extra: 160,000 / 103,000

National Total TV: Thursday 21 March 2024

10 Responses

  1. All this fuss about an afternoon tea-time game show. According to one TV guide every ep of the UK version is a repeat this week. Anyone would think that the program is the highest rating entertainment show of the day!

  2. No surprise Tipping Point is taking a few early victories but I think the nature of boths shows means even if they lose a few battles The Chase will ultimately win the war, as long as Seven don’t hit the panic button.

  3. Lol. Considering we’ve been getting mostly repeats of the Chase, especially on Wednesday when we got a repeat of the episode Lightning Bolt as the Chaser. It aired literally last week!!

    1. Unless I have early onset Alzheimers in my 30s, that wasn’t a repeat. Seven plays new eps Mon-Wed. They have perhaps been playing a disproportionately high number of “Lightning Bolt” episodes since his debut, but I’m sure I would have recognised the contestants and questions if it had been (and I wouldn’t have bothered watching the episode had it been a repeat either).

    1. hmmm…I think you haven’t worked in TV. These eps were shot months if not years in advance, also they have already accounted for the amount required. The Chase will continue Thurs and Friday repeats during ratings, not only because they do well…..but it saves a sheetload of $$$>

  4. Wow – The Chase is about to start repeating most nights of the week, will be an insult if they continue to pull back against the Tipping Point juggernaut. hehehe.

  5. Strange that The Chase would win on a Thursday when Seven airs repeats on Thursdays and Fridays. I stopped watching on those nights as I’d grown a little fed up watching the same contestants/questions from only a couple of months or so ago. I also think it’s mighty stingy of Seven to be airing repeats during the year (especially for a show that doesn’t even give away money a lot of the time), while Tipping Point and Deal or No Deal play new episodes throughout the week.

    But when repeats occasionally outrate the competition, who can blame them?

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