The tears and nostalgia run deep as the Aussie soap wins the night for the first time in decades…and it stacks the three commercial networks closer than they’ve been for ages.
A Current Affair (624,000) leads Nine’s night then it all splits due to the footy: Thursday Night NRL Live (355,000 (316,000 Nine BNE/SYD; 39,000 9Gem MEL/ADL/PER)), Thursday Night Knock-Off (109,000 Nine BNE/SYD), or repeats of RBT (182,000 (157,000 Nine MEL/ADL/PER; 25,000 9Gem BNE/SYD)), Paramedics (181,000 (136,000 Nine MEL/ADL/PER; 44,000 9Gem BNE/SYD)), and new New Amsterdam (57,000 Nine MEL/ADL/PER), then everyone back into The Equalizer (55,000).
Nine first in both primary (19.8%) and network (26.7%) rankings.
The Project (274,000 6:30pm; 438,000 7pm) delivers its best second half-hour on a Thursday in ages, in part due to it being the lead-in for the series finale of Neighbours (873,000) which trounced all comers – a fitting end. Repeats of Shaun Micallef’s Brain Eisteddfod (261,000) and The Cheap Seats (128,000) benefitted from all of the eyes earlier in the night.
10 second in primary (18.8%) and third in network (24%) rankings.
Home & Away (429,000 7pm; 346,000 7:30pm-8:30pm Late) was never going to beat 10’s big finale, though it soldiered on. Even The Front Bar (375,000 (194,000 MEL)) suffered because of it. A repeat of MOVIE: The Island (63,000) wasn’t even trying.
Seven third in primary (17.4%) and second in network (24.8%) rankings.
7:30 (484,000) and A Wild Ride: 30 Years of Foreign Correspondent (347,000) slide into second in primetime for the ABC, followed by repeats of Louis Theroux’s Altered States (185,000) and Miriam Margolyes: Australia Unmasked (51,000).
ABC fourth in both primary (11.2%) and network (16.1%) rankings.
SBS start their night with a repeat of Billion Pound Bond Street (101,000), then first-run Death of an Icon: Marilyn Monroe (90,000) and The Sean Connery Paradox (118,000), followed by Tour de France Femmes – Stage 5 (50,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (4.3%) and network (8.5%) rankings.
16-39: Neighbours (201,000) beat The Project 7pm, Seven News 6pm, Nine News 6pm, and Seven News 6:30pm.
18-49: Neighbours (397,000) led The Project 7pm, Nine News 6pm, and Seven News 6pm/6:30pm.
25-54: Neighbours (445,000) lands a finale triple demo win, followed by The Project 7pm, Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and Seven News 6pm.
The Adventures of Paddington – EV (110,000) takes the multi-channel win for ABC Kids/TV Plus.
EVENING NEWS BATTLE
|SBS World News||6:30pm-7:30pm||113,000||123,000 6:30pm|
|Seven News||6pm-7pm||834,000||834,000 6pm|
|Nine News||6pm-7pm||844,000||855,000 6pm|
|10 News First||5pm-6:30pm||296,000 5pm|
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.
The Today Show (187,000)
ABC Breakfast (170,000 (115,000 ABC; 55,000 ABC News))
DAILY CONSOLIDATED 7 TOTAL TV
Three changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: Home and Away – Late (Seven) lifted 28% to 800,000; The Dog House Australia (10) lifted 12% to 665,000; and Thursday Night NRL Live (Nine) lifted 10% to 610,000.
The BVOD best were Home and Away (128,000) and Home and Away – Late (127,000).
Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:
|Program||Network||Total TV||% lift|
|Home and Away – Late||Seven||800,000||28|
|Home and Away||Seven||865,000||25|
|The Front Bar||Seven||492,000||17|
|The Dog House Australia||10||665,000||12|
|Thursday Night NRL Live||Nine||610,000||10|
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
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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.