Nine in the news spotlight on Thursday

My Kitchen Rules had a rare Thursday night outing last night easily topping the night with 1.23m viewers and driving Seven to its fifth win of the week.

In the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, A Current Affair again won its slot with 823,000 viewers ahead of ABC News and Home and Away.

The season final of Gogglebox won its timeslot for TEN (save for MKR running until 9pm) at 634,000 it was down on last week’s 687,000. The final Stargazing Live in which the discovery of 4 planets was announced drew its lowest number at 461,000. The return of The Checkout had to settle for 416,000 well down on 2016’s 653,000.

Nine had a staggered schedule due to NRL.

Seven network won Thursday with 31.5% then Nine 27.5%, TEN 18.9%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 6.3%.

My Kitchen Rules was #1 for Seven with 1.23m then Seven News (1.02m / 939,000), Home and Away (692,000) and The Chase (573,000 / 377,000). Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares was just 233,000.  The Front Bar was 126,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (957,000 / 956,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (823,000), Hot Seat (487,000 / 287,000), Thursday Night NRL (420,000 in 2 cities) and The Footy Show (403,000). RBT was 301,000 in 3 cities.

Gogglebox (634,000) was best for TEN followed by The Project (507,000 / 362,000), TEN Eyewitness News (484,000), David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities (410,000 / 394,000), Family Feud (340,000) and Law and Order: SVU (328,000).

ABC News (698,000), Stargazing Live (461,000), 7:30 (460,000), The Checkout (416,000), You Can’t Ask That (255,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (291,000), Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong (171,000), My Japanese Diet (158,000) and SBS World News (138,000). 24 Hours in Emergency was just 59,000.

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom ruled multichannels with 206,000.

Sunrise: 318,000
Today: 281,000
ABC News Breakfast: 113,000 / 54,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 6 April 2017.


  1. Some people still question the idea of Gogglebox. But last night seeing them watch E.T,some for the first time ever, and seeing the different emotions from them(especially the kids) was beautiful. It goes to show the power this medium has.

  2. thedirtydigger

    Did the subject in My Japanese Diet also appear in Next Stop Hollywood ? The Japanese diet show was pretty boring last night, tried to watch but gave up after a about 15 minutes.

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