• Can Seven win the week? Just 0.5 behind Nine, two nights left
• MasterChef suburban sushi train challenge decides immunity
Thursday news highlights
Seven News 1,184,000/1,122,000
Nine News 1,061,000/988,000
ABC News 845,000
Current Affair 706,000
The Project 387,000/603,000
10 News 469,000/307,000
The Drum 242,000
The Latest 226,000
News Breakfast 218,000
Nine News Late 204,000
SBS World News 200,000
Nine: Share was up 1.0 on last week, but Nine trailed Seven by 2.4.
A Current Affair hovered just above 700,000.
RBT did 456,000 at 7.30pm and then the 2004 movie The Bourne Supremacy did 345,000.
Seven: Seven is poised to come from behind and take the week if it can go close to the shares it recorded on Friday and Saturday last week. After five days of week 19, Seven is on 18.2%, just 0.5 behind Nine. This time last week Nine had a lead of 2.1.
A three-play of Home and Away did 598,000.
The movie The Intern then did 371,000.
10: MasterChef ended its week again as #1 entertainment and #1 in key demos for Thursday. The immunity challenge took place in a suburban sushi train restaurant with Amina emerging the winner who will be safe on the Sunday elimination episode. The Thursday audience of 957,000 was down on last week’s 1.018m.
Two episodes of Law & Order: SVU then did 268,000 and 175,000.
ABC: The Heights did 230,000 followed by Grand Designs Australia in Launceston on 347,000. Is it surprising that the Australian version of the format gets an 8.30pm Thursday timeslot while the NZ version is on at 7.40pm on Sundays? Barrie Cassidy’s guest on One Plus One was former Ambassador to the US Dennis Richardson. The program did 238,000.
SBS: Thursday looks like delivering the channel’s best share for a second successive week.
Another episode of World’s Most Beautiful Railway didn’t screen, instead The Railway Revolution episode of How the Victorians Built Britain did 241,000 at 7.30pm.
Building Britain’s Canals followed with 203,000.