• Seven takes the points with Perth AFL match close to 700,000
• Dennis Cometti visits Basil Zempilas during Seven’s AFL coverage
• Raiders win over the Roosters keeps Nine #1 Sydney & Brisbane
Seven News 1,127,000/1,092,000
Nine News 1,063,000/997,000
ABC News 768,000
A Current Affair 615,000
The Project 308,000/529,000
10 News 424,000/263,000
News Breakfast 223,000
News Breakfast 216,000
SBS World News 190,000
The Drum 179,000
Seven: Home and Away wrapped for the week on 586,000 after strong audiences close to 700,000 on the first three nights.
The AFL followed on either Seven or 7mate across the network with 695,000 watching Collingwood snuff out a late resurgence from Geelong. The Melbourne audience was 439,000. Footy fans got to see Dennis Cometti return briefly to the network when he visited Basil Zempilas in the commentary position during the broadcast.
Nine: A Current Affair’s dipped to 615,000 on an episode that featured an interview with Scott Morrison.
The NRL then screened across the network on Nine or 9Gem with 351,000 watching the Raiders upset victory over the Roosters. The Sydney audience was 202,000 with 122,000 in Brisbane.
10: After launching with 595,000 on Wednesday, the second episode of Bachelor in Paradise was on 501,000. The episode again performed strongly in the demos, ranking #1 Thursday 16-39 and 18-49.
Earlier in the night The Project 7pm did 529,000.
Later in the night Celebrity Gogglebox USA was on 274,000.
ABC: The property hunt was in the Byron Bay region on Escape from the City with 295,000 watching an episode that took nearly two years to get to air. Prices in the property hot spot have move up significantly since.
The Heights was on 183,000 after 8pm.
SBS: Another travel by train series has moved into the Thursday night schedule with the first of the two-part repeat of Inside the Orient Express screening to 239,000 at 7.30pm.
Drain on Alcatraz then did 203,000, followed by the second week of War of the Worlds on 190,000.