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Thursday Ratings | RBT led the way to Nine’s win

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Thursday nights fast becoming the nation’s “let’s catch up on that show we missed” night.

Channel 9

After A Current Affair (584,000) Nine’s night of medical-themed programming runs through slot-winners RBT (427,000) and Emergency (315,000), when then dropped a little into a repeat of Big Miracles (127,000) and finished with US drama Chicago Med (57,000).

Nine first in both primary (20.5%) and network (28.8%) rankings.

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Channel 7

A repeat of Border Security (384,000) takes over the 7pm slot for Seven, however Code 1: Minute by Minute (296,000) fares a lot better, and The Front Bar (286,000) places a partial hold of the later night audience. The FTA premiere of the second season of The Test (152,000) drew in cricket tragics, before another episode of US drama A Friend of the Family (36,000) closed out the schedule.

Seven second in both primary (18.9%) and network (28.7%) rankings.


7:30 (411,000) and Bill Bailey’s Wild West Australia (403,000) ran a solid second place for the ABC. The rest of the night was given over to repeats of Grand Designs (227,000), Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian (136,000), and The Way We Wore (34,000).

ABC third in both primary (13.5%) and network (19.2%) rankings.

Channel 10

The Project (128,000 6:30pm; 217,000 7pm) hits its lowest for the week on 10, followed by a night of underperforming programs starting with Jamie’s 5 Ingredient Mediterranean (172,000) then into a double repeat of Law & Order: SVU (96,000; 111,000) before airing a repeat of the season finale of The Cheap Seats (DNR).

10 fourth in both primary (7.5%) and network (13.9%) rankings.

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Delightful offerings from SBS that started with Secret World of Snacks: Sweets (105,000) and then followed by Adam & Poh’s Great Australian Bites (68,000) and a repeat of Coastal Ireland with Adrian Dunbar (60,000).

SBS fifth in both primary (4%) and network (9.4%) rankings.


16-39: RBT (59,000) led Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, Emergency, and A Current Affair.

18-49: Seven News 6:30pm (113,000) beat Seven News 6pm, Nine News 6pm, RBT, and Nine News 6:30pm.

25-54: Seven News 6:30pm (156,000) was followed by Seven News 6pm, Nine News 6pm/6:30pm, and RBT.


Father Brown – PM (86,000) on 7TWO landed the multi-channel win for the evening.


ServiceTimeO’nights (cume/avg)Note
ABC News7pm-7:30pm497,000
SBS World News6:30pm-7:30pm103,000117,000 6:30pm
88,000 7pm
Seven News6pm-7pm735,000740,000 6pm
730,000 6:30pm
Nine News6pm-7pm659,000659,000 6pm
659,000 6:30pm
10 News First5pm-6:30pm186,000 5pm
124,000 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 220,000
The Today Show 197,000
ABC Breakfast 156,000 (100,000 ABC; 56,000 ABC News)


No changes to the previous week’s primetime line-up after the Total TV figures were added: RBT (Nine) lifted 9% to 6479,000; Border Security repeats (Seven) lifted 8%/8% to 496,000/460,000; and Mirror Mirror: Are You Well? part 2 (10) lifted 13% to 260,000.

The BVOD best were Love Island Australia (272,000), and Home and Away (148,000).

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

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Love Island AustraliaNine367,000681
Home and AwaySeven914,00030
Bill Bailey’s Wild West AustraliaABC734,00025
The Front BarSeven445,00013
Mirror Mirror: Are You Well? part 210260,00013

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 2024. 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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