The return of NRL to Nine was the most popular show in Sydney on Thursday at 474,000 viewers. Together with Brisbane (236,000) it totalled 710,000 in both cities.
The return of the NRL Footy Show, which followed was 362,000. In three cities Earthflight was 325,000, CSI: Miami (322,000) and CSI (300,000). Nine News was 1.09m for Nine. A Current Affair was 938,000, Big Bang (865,000).
Once again the top show for the night was My Kitchen Rules on 1.68m viewers. Seven won the night with Seven News (1.21m), Today Tonight (1.1m), Home and Away (959,000), Grey’s Anatomy (823,000), Desperate Housewives (540,000), Private Practice (316,000), and 30 Rock (141,000).
TEN shot themselves in the foot with its belated change to its schedule with a repeat of the telemovie Hawke last night. It averaged just 154,000 viewers, well below the average for the SVU repeat it cancelled. TEN’s weeknight trend is repeatedly seeing The Biggest Loser (804,000) and TEN News (746,000) as its best for the night. Elsewhere The Project was 501,000, Law and Order: SVU (495,000), Modern Family (401,000).
ABC News again won its slot on 1.04m viewers, then 7:30 (676,000), Family Confidential (579,000), The Straits (431,000) and Whitechapel (198,000).
For SBS ONE 24 Hours in Emergency was 289,000, Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong was 194,000, Food Safari was 186,000 and Feasts was 181,000.
A Touch of Frost (293,000) led multichannels.