It’s taken a quiet Thursday for Nine to win its first night of the week, but it did so thanks to sport.
MasterChef was the top entertainment show up from 875,000 last Thursday to 935,000. Direct comparisons with other shows are much trickier given staggered schedules on Seven and Nine.
The Footy Show, with Rebecca Maddern greening up in response to a sledging on AFL banners, was 449,000 down on last week’s 461,000 (including late NRL edition).
The final episode of Seven Types of Ambiguity wrapped with 355,000 -the exact same number as a week ago. The Checkout was 481,000.
Seven News and ACA again won their slots and The Chase outranked several primetime entries by Seven.
Nine network won with 27.4% then Seven 26.2%, TEN 23.3%, ABC 15.8% and SBS 7.2%.
Nine News (997,000 / 990,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (803,000), Hot Seat (527,000 / 303,000), The Footy Show (449,000) and Thursday Night NRL (383,000 in 2 cities). RBT was 290,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News was #1 with 1.01m / 960,000 for Seven followed by The Chase (640,000 / 383,000), Home and Away (635,000) and Holiday Horrors Caught on Camera (339,000). The Big Bang Theory drew 169,000 / 156,000. The Front Bar was 77,000 in 3 cities.
MasterChef Australia (935,000) was best for TEN then The Project (669,000 / 431,000), TEN Eyewitness News (501,000), Law and Order: SVU (492,000 / 388,000) and Family Feud (409,000).
ABC News (707,000), 7:30 (576,000), The Checkout (481,000) the final Seven Types of Ambiguity (355,000), Grand Designs (242,000) and Joanna Lumley’s Japan (229,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (284,000), Italy Unpacked (203,000), SBS World News (125,000), Medici: Masters of Florence (114,000) and The Chef’s Line (105,000).
7mate’s Big Bang Theory topped multichannels at 222,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 18 May 2017