Football pushes Nine to a Thursday win

By David Knox on March 8, 2013 / Filed Under News 11

2013-03-08_0934Nine’s combo of an NRL match in Sydney and Brisbane and an 8:30 move for The Footy Show (AFL) elsewhere proved a winner last night, with 560,000 watching the game in Sydney alone.

Nine won the evening with a network share of 34.5% then Seven 31.9%, ABC 16.2%, TEN 12.6% and SBS 4.9%.

The Block (1.23m) was best for Nine followed by Nine News (1.1m), The Footy Show (970,000), ACA (905,000), NRL (851,000 in 2 cities) Hot Seat (569,000), RBT (335,000 in 3 cities) and Two and a Half Men (232,000 in 3 cities).

My Kitchen Rules was #1 for Thursday with 1.74m for Seven then Seven News (1.14m), Home and Away (946,000), Today Tonight (920,000), Bones (807,000 / 476,000) and Deal or No Deal (486,000).

ABC News (864,000) led ABC1 then 7:30 (671,000), Catalyst (557,000), Making Couples Happy (459,000), The Midwives (339,000) and Grand Designs (287,000).

TEN had a tough night with TEN News (654,000) its best performer. The Project was 416,000, The Simpsons was 340,000, Law and Order: SVU was just 277,000 and American Idol tanked at 253,000.

Food Safari (244,000) topped SBS ONE followed by Yotam Ottolenghi’s Meditteranean Feast (223,000), Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita (188,000) and World News Australia (153,000).

Neighbours was best on multichannels with 257,000.

Sunrise: 398,000
Today: 326,000
ABC News Breakfast: 50,000 / 27,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 7 March 2013


  1. harrypotter1994 March 9, 2013 at 3:36 am -

    I expect Foxtel to regain American Idol next season it just proves people didnt tune in to The Voice just for Keith they did it for the format something Ten seemed to forget.

    As for Intl Drama figures on Ten doesn’t suprise me one bit barely any have retained timeslots consistently which is what Nine have a problem with too. Thats why 7 still win with Revenge and Downton

  2. harrypotter1994 March 9, 2013 at 3:30 am -

    @db Agreed..ive been taping Can of Worms to watch Revenge live as COW is easier to watch back later and its not live in my market so Its not like I can interact anyway.

    Did it last year for I Will Survive too seeing as though I knew X Factor would be all over social media so IWS was a safer bet to tape

  3. Secret Squirrel March 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm -

    SVU rates a lousy ΒΌ mill but the premiere of Series 2 of The Killing (US) will be hidden away on One at 10:30? Yeah, that makes sense.

  4. David Knox March 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm -


  5. deedeedragons March 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm -

    I would love if another channel got SVU. You would have over a decade of repeats.

  6. db March 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm -

    I think Ten must have more eyeballs on their programming than reported. I PVR almost their entire prime-time schedule, but watch them weeks after they’ve been broadcast (four Can of Worms last night!) Other people must be doing the same…

  7. David Knox March 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm -

    Yes I reported a permanent move from March 15.
    Always click on the show’s Tag at the end of the story to see your show mentioned in previous articles.

  8. R0bberD0g March 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm -

    Im not sure if nows the right time but I think Ten should re do The Project and Ten News with a new feel to it. (preferably when there breakfast show starts up). Also i thought TVTonight said American Idol wasn’t gonna be on thursdays, that Jamie Olivers Meals was gonna be on??? and that Living room was moving to 7:30? David whats happening.

  9. mellowman March 8, 2013 at 10:51 am -

    What will it take to move American Idol to eleven?

  10. smit0847 March 8, 2013 at 10:41 am -

    Move American Idol to 11 where it always belonged. I dont know why they thought season 274 of a foreign show would rate well when the Australian version dies years ago. Didnt they see how badly the US Voice did on 9?!

  11. Bogues March 8, 2013 at 9:57 am -

    Those are shocking numbers for a first run of SVU on Ten.

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