Thursday Ratings | MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT succeeds; Q&A, WIFE SWAP AUSTRALIA fail


Thursday proves to be a reasonable night for Nine and a mixed bag of NOPE for others.

A Current Affair (619,000) and Married At First Sight (773,000) stand head and shoulders above all comers for Nine, though the latter tapers at little after only 4 eps. With the new week it moves back to Sun-Wed and should continue its ratings domination. The Equalizer (280,000) all but vanishes and it appears almost nobody watched Murder For Hire (129,000). Still, it was enough for Nine to win both primary (21.9%) & network (30.2%) shares.

Oh Seven. Another triple ep of Home and Away (446,000) – they no deliver 6 eps a week and are in a consistent second place – well off the pace, and Wife Swap Australia (238,000) is long-cooked. Busted in Bangkok (120,000) floats past like a body in the river nobody notices. Seven second (thanks only to their news product) in both primary (16.4%) & network (24.8%) shares.

10 must be eminently thankful for their co-producing relationship with Foxtel. The Project (257,000 6:30pm; 378,000 7pm) almost didn’t turn up. New series premieres of ob-docs Bondi Rescue (259,000) and Territory Cops (270,000) do very limited business, but it’s Gogglebox Australia (517,000) that is the jewel in their crown on Thursdays. Law & Order: SVU (222,000) excites nobody, and This Is Us (91,000) too buried for anyone but hardcore fans to care. 10 third in both primary (12.4%) & network (19%) shares.

ABC’s Thursday has become a minefield. 7:30 (539,000) and
Back Roads (439,000) deliver reasonable audiences, yet they all-but vanish when Q&A (289,000) starts. This is an actual problem now, as the numbers they’re getting on Thursday are beyond “the audience will find us” – the show is just in the wrong place. Kurt Fearnley’s One Plus One (163,000) suffered because of the dodgy lead-in, even though it was far better programming. Aussie Inventions That Changed The World (139,000) closed out Aunty’s up and down night. ABC fourth for the first night this week primary (11.9%) & network (17.7%) shares.


Sunrise (251,000)
ABC Breakfast (195,000 [120,000 ABC; 75,000 ABC News])
The Today Show (194,000)

All ratings data listed is Five City Metro, overnights only.

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Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

Steve Molk
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