Thursday Ratings | AFL brings home the win as Seven takes the night


Even though Q+A sees a sizeable jump in audience this week it isn’t capturing viewers like it was late on Monday nights.

Depending on your state on Seven’s primary channel either you got a triple ep of Home & Away (295,000; 259,000 “late”) and then a repeat of MOVIE: Fast and the Furious (116,000), or you got Thursday Night AFL (568,000) (which also aired on 7mate in non-AFL markets). Either way, it helped Seven to the win in pretty much everything.
Seven first in both primary (22.5%) and network (33.9%) rankings.

A Current Affair (733,000) starts as Nine’s best by a long shot, as RBT (416,000), a repeat of Paramedics (321,000), and New Amsterdam (155,000) run out the evening offering little competition.
Nine second in both primary (16.3%) and network (22.9%) rankings.

10’s night starts with an underperforming The Project (274,000 6:30pm; 440,000 7pm), followed by MasterChef Australia (556,000) which ticks up slightly from the other eps this week though down on same time last week. New and repeat episodes of Law & Order: SVU (268,000; 171,000) followed by Blue Bloods (113,000) sees out the evening.
10 third in both primary (11.7%) and network (17.9%) rankings.

7:30 (550,000) & Foreign Correspondent (400,000) start the night alright for the ABC (both marginally up on last week), and still coming third in the timeslot (475,000 average) ahead of Nine. Q+A (317,000) adds nearly 100k viewers to last week however it is still way off its former Monday night pace – even in an earlier timeslot. A Life In Ten Pictures (160,000) winds up the ABC’s later night.
ABC fourth in both primary (11%) and network (17.3%) rankings.

SBS’s night starts with a Robson Green: Walking Hadrian’s Wall (181,000)
and then steps into drama territory. The Unusual Suspects (102,000) drawing lacklustre number for an Australian turn, and The Handmaid’s Tale (119,000)
doing little better despite the quality of the US series. Both are down on the previous week.
SBS fifth in both primary (4.3%) and network (8%) rankings.

16-39: Seven’s AFL (143,000) wins, beating out MasterChef Australia, Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and The Project 7pm.

18-49: Nine News 6pm (264,000) is strongest, followed by Nine News 6:30pm, MasterChef Australia, Seven’s AFL, and Seven News 6:30pm.

25-54: Nine News 6pm (317,000) leads, with Nine News 6:30pm, MasterChef Australia, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm rounding out the top 5.

The “late” airing of Home and Away (156,000) on 7TWO just pipped the evening repeat of Bluey in the multi-channel race.

Sunrise (272,000)
The Today Show (228,000)
ABC Breakfast (185,000 (124,000 ABC; 61,000 ABC News))

All figures Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2021. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy} in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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.

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