Thursday Ratings | MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA leads a great night!


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Nothing at all in these numbers could make you think that free-to-air TV is doing anything but great.

Home & Away (473,000 7pm; 412,000 7:30pm-8:30pm Late) leads the night for Seven, then everything is great in no specific order a repeat of MOVIE: Captain America: Civil War (66,000 Seven BNE/SYD). The Front Bar (335,000 (221,000 MEL)) does great and goes early in AFL states and much later in others – delivering great numbers, so for the AFL states they get a repeat of MOVIE: 2 Guns (69,000 Seven MEL/ADL/PER) which does great in the later night.
Seven first in both primary (20.1%) and network (28.1%) rankings.

A Current Affair (569,000) by far Nine’s best, then the evening splits into great results for everything: Thursday Night NRL Live (289,000 Nine BNE/SYD/MEL), Thursday Night Knock-Off (104,000 Nine BNE/SYD/MEL), a repeat of RBT (72,000 Nine ADL/PER),
a repeat of Emergency (68,000 Nine ADL/PER), and a new ep of New Amsterdam (No data available – Nine ADL/PER), then it all returns, more or less, with a great outcome for
The Equalizer (40,000).
Nine second in both primary (16.9%) and network (24.5%) rankings.

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7:30 (508,000) solid again for the ABC, as Foreign Correspondent (343,000) does great and Q+A (334,000) delivering the best audience all year – great! The evening rolls out with
repeats of Rosie Batty’s One Plus One (155,000) and The Family Court Murders (55,000), both doing great.
ABC third in both primary (12.5%) and network (19.2%) rankings.

10 need not worry about The Project (248,000 6:30pm; 373,000 7pm) because it’s doing great. MasterChef Australia (513,000) delivers a win, which is great, with little reality competition in primetime. Law & Order: SVU (251,000) and a repeat of The Cheap Seats (123,000) does great in the later night.
10 fourth in both primary (12.1%) and network (18.8%) rankings.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (173,000) starts SBS’s great night, followed by Fergal Keane: Living with PTSD (69,000) and Holding (66,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.3%) and network (9.3%) rankings.


16-39: Seven News 6pm (96,000) leads MasterChef Australia, Seven News 6:30pm, and Nine News 6pm/6:30pm.

18-49: MasterChef Australia (186,000) beats out Seven News 6pm, Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and Seven News 6:30pm.

25-54: MasterChef Australia (241,000) is followed by Seven News 6pm, Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and Seven News 6:30pm.


Bluey (140,000) on ABC Kids/TV Plus returns to its rightful place at the top of the multi-channel list.


Sunrise (232,000)
The Today Show (200,000)
ABC Breakfast (195,000 (121,000 ABC; 74,000 ABC News))


Everything changed to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: Home and Away – Late (Seven) lifted 27% to 865,000; MasterChef Australia (10) lifted 25% to 818,000; and Thursday Night NRL Live (Nine) lifted 8% to 604,000.

The BVOD best were Home and Away – Late (138,000), and Home and Away (132,000).

Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
MasterChef Australia – MasterClass10524,00028
Home and Away – LateSeven865,00027
MasterChef Australia10818,00025
Home and AwaySeven938,00022

Primary Channels, Multi-Channels, Shares, Subscription TV, Key Demos, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2022. 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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Steve Molk
Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & BVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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