Thursday: Week 7 2019
FTA TV news/current affairs
• Seven News 873,000/806,000
• Nine News 749,000/741,000
• A Current Affair 646,000
• ABC News 595,000
• 7.30 504,000
• 10 News First 334,000
• The Project 211,000/323,000
• SBS World News 94,000
• Sunrise 281,000
• Today 189,000
It has been a while since we have been able to note it took the channel until the fifth night of the new survey year to rank #1 either primary channel or combined channel share.
Seven did both last night with the first of the Big Bash League semifinals.
The match between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars was a good contest until Glenn Maxwell arrived at the crease and blasted Melbourne to victory.
The first session audience was 458,000, which grew to 527,000 for session two.
A Current Affair slipped under 650,000 and then two episodes of Young Sheldon did 475,000 and 411,000.
The 2016 movie Jason Bourne then did 312,000.
Share improved significantly from Wednesday night, but it wasn’t close to the previous Thursday’s winning 18.2% with Celebrity in the schedule.
The channel’s Thursday best was Gogglebox with 565,000 pushing it into the top 10 and making it #1 show for the night under 50 and in all key demos. Gogglebox debuted a week ago with 701,000.
The second episode of Changing Rooms improved, but not enough to find it a place in the top 20. After just over 200,000 on Wednesday, the Thursday episode did 298,000.
The network and its advertisers are really going to be hoping the Dancing With The Stars and Sunday Night Takeaway debuts find an audience in the next 10 days.
The most watched “property porn” program last night was Escape From The City which did 447,000 with Jane Hall helping the house hunters around Margaret River.
Grand Designs Australia then did 345,000.