• NRL helps Nine extend its lead to five successive week 11 wins
• 10 records its best share since mid-January with Gogglebox 600k+
• Seven’s smallest Thursday share in six weeks as Pooch dips again
The return of the NRL has helped Nine extend its wining streak this week to five consecutive nights which will most likely become six with Friday NRL ahead before the start of the AFL season. The NRL had a metro audience of 391,000 to start the season.
Prior to the footy, Karl Stefanovic hosted A Current Affair. Before he gets a bettering about the ratings, we note it didn’t screen in all metro markets and regional areas. Hence the Thursday audience of 525,000.
Rebel Wilson’s Pooch Perfect was always going to take a hit against the NRL and last week’s audience of 441,000 turned into 388,000 last night.
Seven’s Thursdays look brighter from here though with either AFL football or The Front Bar, now with added Andy Lee, on Thursdays.
10 enjoyed its best share on any night since mid-January thanks in part to Gogglebox keeping most its audience against the football. The episode did 611,000 after 634,000 a week ago.
Elsewhere on 10 Ambulance Australia did 480,000, not far below its 509,000 the previous week, and The Project 7pm was on 431,000.
On the ABC both News and 7.30 made the top 10, while the only other program in the top 20 was The PM’s Address to the Nation on 258,000.