TV Ratings July 9: Seven & AFL top Thursday as NRL #1 Sydney and Brisbane

• War of the Worlds launch sets new Thursday 2020 high for SBS

• Seven wins first night of the week as Cats defeat Lions
• Nine holds first spot in Sydney and Brisbane as Roosters win
• War of the Worlds launch sets new Thursday 2020 high for SBS

Seven News 1,178,000/1,128,000
Nine News 1,020,000/938,000
ABC News 783,000
A Current Affair 692,000
7.30 562,000
The Project 341,000/508,000
10 News 430,000/276,000
Sunrise 274,000
The Latest 241,000
The Drum 234,000
News Breakfast 220,000
Today 209,000
SBS World News 184,000

Thursday TV

Seven: Home and Away’s week went from 639,000 to 669,000 to 642,000 across the first three nights and has ended with Thursday on 584,000 with no Adelaide numbers because of the AFL.
The football then had a metro audience of 581,000 with 360,000 in Melbourne as Geelong defeated Brisbane. The Brisbane loss didn’t help the Brisbane numbers, they were up to 53,000, but still behind the NRL on 103,000 in that market.

Nine: A Current Affair has had two episodes close to 800,000 to start the week and the next two hovered around 700,000 after 692,000 last night.
The Roosters easily overcame the Cowboys in Thursday night NRL with 314,000 watching. The Sydney audience was 194,000 with 103,000 in Brisbane. That result was enough to keep Nine #1 in those metro markets.

10: The Project was back over half a million, but only just with 508,000.
Celebrity Gogglebox was on 328,000 after 352,000 a week ago.
An NCIS repeat at 7.30pm on 191,000 narrowly had a bigger audience than Law & Order: SVU on the primary channel at 8.30pm with 183,000.

ABC: The Heights did 212,000 followed by Escape from the City trying to find a good property in Broome.

SBS: Flinders Street Station in Melbourne was the setting for World’s Busiest Stations episode three with 266,000 watching.
War of the Worlds then launched with two episodes and an average audience of 303,000.The programming combo gave SBS its best Thursday share of the year and one of its biggest shares on any night in 2020.

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