• NRL’s history-making night dominates Sydney and Brisbane
Seven News 995,000/970,000
Nine News 881,000/826,000
ABC News 636,000
10 News First 336,000 (5:00 pm)/ 236,000 (6:00 pm)
SBS World News 168,000 (6:30pm) 139,000 (7:00pm)
Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 645,000
The Project 293,000 (6:30 pm)/ 436,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 194,000
News Breakfast 114,000
The Latest 251,000
ABC Late News 97,000
Nine News Late Edition 94,000
SBS Wolrd News Late 51,000
Nine had the top primary share last night with 18.8% narrowly beating out Seven.
The NRL coverage had 389,000 tune in last night as the Melbourne Storm crushed the South Sydney Rabbitohs 50-0, with the ‘Foxx’ Josh Addo-Carr scoring 6 tries, the first time in 71 years that a player has done so. The match was the #1 non-news program in both Sydney and Brisbane.
This was up on last week’s Thursday night matchup which had 334,000.
Earlier in the night, A Current Affair had 645,000 viewers.
Seven was the top network last night with 18.3%, helped by 7TWO which had a 4.4% share thanks to Father Brown and Inspector Morse.
Seven aired a triple episode of Home and Away last night, with an average audience of 507,000 tuning in. This was followed by Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back with 135,000.
On The Front Bar, Mick Molloy‘s new Triple M colleague Marty Sheargold stood in for Sam Pang as the show had 314,000 viewers.
MasterChef had 522,000 viewers, making it the #1 entertainment show last night and was also #1 in all key demos.
In the immunity challenge, the contestants had to choose an ingredient that they would like to feature in a dish, but they didn’t know the ingredient they had to pair it with until they locked in their choice, ultimately Depinder won the challenge and avoided the elimination cook.
Afterwards was a MasterClass with Laura Sharrad‘s double ravioli, pumpkin ricotta and fermented chili.
Earlier in the night, The Project had 293,000 (6:30 pm) and 436,000 (7:00 pm) tune in as the show covered the NSW response to the Covid outbreak, celebrity dating apps, and Waleed Aly spoke to Eric Cantona.
Back Roads had 430,000 as guest host Kristy O’Brien took viewers to big cattle country in northwest Queensland.
Afterwards, Q+A had 256,000 as the panel show continues to struggle in the Thursday time slot.