In the run-up to a big weekend in sport, Nine’s decision to move its Footy Show finales to 7:30pm proved to be a big winner.
Both AFL & NRL shows combined drew 932,000 viewers -easily their best figure all year- with 452,000 watching in Melbourne, streets ahead of Sydney’s 194,000. That was well in front of Home and Away, 7:30 and The Bachelorette.
TEN’s dating show is yet to resonate in the same league as its predecessor in Total People but is still scoring in Demos. Gogglebox had another Thursday where it was TEN’s best performer, at 670,000 viewers.
Adelaide schedules were still adjusting to Wednesday’s storm with replays of Wrong Girl, The Block and even an extended ABC News.
Nine network won Thursday with 30.3% then Seven 26.6%, TEN 20.4%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 6.0%.
Nine News (1.01m / 994,000) was best for Nine then The Footy Show (923,000), A Current Affair (825,000) Hot Seat (526,000) and Survivor (352,000 in 4 cities).
Seven News was #1 with 1.07m / 1.02m for Seven then Home and Away (696,000), The Chase (606,000 / 422,000), Make You LOL (453,000). Selling Houses Australia was 314,000.
Gogglebox (670,000), The Project (622,000 / 415,000), The Bachelorette (599,000), TEN Eyewitness News (498,000) and Law and Order: SVU (308,000 in 4 cities) comprised TEN’s night.
ABC News (834,000) was best for ABC then 7:30 (606,000 in 4 cities), The Checkout (554,000) and The Code (342,000). The Tunnel was 233,000.
On SBS it was The Diet Myth (199,000), Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia (166,000), Destination Flavour Down Under (153,000), SBS World News (133,000) and Death Row (123,000).
7TWO’s Father Brown topped multichannels with 266,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 29 September 2016.