Thursday Ratings | Nothing beats MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA; AFL drags Seven to a win


- Advertisement -


Foxtel’s sports numbers are looking OK.

Seven’s night was an AFL-inspired mess…
Home & Away (303,000 (160,000 Seven SYD/PER; 143,000 7TWO BNE/MEL/ADL));
Seven’s AFL: Thursday Night Football (409,000 (342,000 Seven BNE/MEL/ADL; 67,000 7mate SYD/PER));
Britain’s Got Talent (181,000 (135,000 Seven SYD/PER; 46,000 7mate BNE/MEL/ADL));
and a repeat of MOVIE: 50 First Dates (93,000 (58,000 Seven SYD/PER; 35,000 7mate BNE/MEL/ADL)).
Seven first in both primary (22.3%) and network (32.2%) rankings.

Nine’s night was not much better, thanks to their commitment to the U19’s Origin…
A Current Affair (502,000);
Under 19s State of Origin Live (145,000 Nine BNE/SYD);
repeats of RBT (144,000 (115,000 Nine MEL/ADL/PER; 29,000 9Gem BNE/SYD));
and Paramedics (145,000 (111,000 Nine MEL/ADL/PER; 34,000 9Gem BNE/SYD));
new New Amsterdam (55,000 Nine MEL/ADL/PER);
all coming back together with
The Equalizer (68,000).
Nine second in both primary (15.8%) and network (23.3%) rankings.

- Advertisement -

10 see a slight lift with The Project (226,000 6:30pm; 343,000 7pm) into the night-winning MasterChef Australia (480,000). The follow on MasterChef Australia – MasterClass (331,000) also maintained the ratings rage into the evening. Repeats of The Cheap Seats (118,000) and Five Bedrooms (51,000) finished out the night.
10 third in both primary (12.7%) and network (19.2%) rankings.

7:30 (430,000) and Foreign Correspondent (332,000) do a solid job of landing second in primetime, in a messy schedule. Q+A (210,000) drops again (pls restore it to Monday night, ABC!), and the later evening filled out with Courtney Act’s One Plus One (114,000) and a repeat of Southern Ocean Live (33,000).
ABC fourth in both primary (10.8%) and network (16.2%) rankings.

SBS’s Thursday rolled out Scenic Coastal Walks with Kate Humble (102,000, House of Maxwell (125,000), and D.I. Ray (103,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.8%) and network (9.1%) rankings.


16-39: Seven’s AFL: Thursday Night Football (91,000) beat out Seven News 6pm, MasterChef Australia, Bluey, and Seven News 6:30pm.

18-49: Nine News 6pm (162,000) led MasterChef Australia, Seven News, Nine News 6:30, and Seven’s AFL: Thursday Night Football.

25-54: Seven News 6pm (213,000) was followed by Nine News 6pm, MasterChef Australia, Seven News 6:30pm, and Nine News 6:30pm.


Bluey – AM (437,000) on ABC Kids/TV Plus rammed home another multi-channel win.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm548,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm140,000150,000 6:30pm
129,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm854,000881,000 6pm
826,000 6:30pm
Nine News6pm-7pm762,000790,000 6pm
734,000 6:30pm
10 News First5pm-6:30pm277,000 5pm
197,000 6pm

SBS World News averaged ((6:30pm+7pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.
Seven News/Nine News figures averaged ((6pm+6:30pm)/2) to obtain total program figure.


Sunrise (210,000)
The Today Show (190,000)
ABC Breakfast (177,000 (114,000 ABC; 63,000 ABC News))


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: MasterChef Australia (10) lifted 28% to 814,000; Seven’s AFL: Thursday Night Football (Seven) lifted 1% to 654,000; and Thursday Night NRL Live (Nine) lifted 8% to 899,000.

The BVOD best were Home and Away (144,000) and D.I. Ray (111,000).

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

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
D.I. RaySBS387,000161
Ben and Holly’s Little KingdomABC307,00084
Home and AwaySeven759,00031
MasterChef Australia10814,00028
Law & Order: SVU10307,00019

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.

- Advertisement -
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



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Join or social media

- Advertisement -

Latest News


While everyone in the industry gets over their Logies hangover we’ll bring you the good, the bad and the ugly – and there was plenty of each! | TV Blackbox S07E21