• Seven narrowly wins with new content on night with many repeats
• The Project scores Lewis Hamilton, New Michael Portillo on SBS
Seven News 950,000/909,000
Nine News 861,000/844,000
ABC News 680,000
10 News First 279,000/177,000
SBS World News 149,000
Daily current affairs
The Project 244,000/401,000
The Drum 186,000
News Breakfast 208,000
Late Night News
Nine News Late 111,000
The Latest 105,000
ABC Late News 71,000
Seven: A Home and Away triple play was watched by 517,000 after three nights where the soap was in the mid-500,000s.
Britain’s Got Talent attracted a few die hard fans with the numbers up to 224,000 after 185,000 on Wednesday.
Nine: A Current Affair started with a look at the alleged war crimes commited by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. The episode was on 567,000.
10: The Project featured a long Peter Helliar interview with F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and then Jimmy Barnes got a short spot right at the end of the episode.
Two more episodes of Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food did 271,000 and 234,000 after 267,000 and 212,000 on Wednesday night against Origin.
Two episodes of Law & Order: SVU started with an audience of 164,000.
ABC: Scottish Vets Down Under was on 328,000 after 358,000 a week ago.
Griff Rhys Jones started his New Zealand road trip at the top of the North Island with 285,000 watching episode one of a repeat of Griff’s Great Kiwi Road Trip.
Death in Paradise followed on 188,000.
SBS: Episode three of a repeat of The Great Fire of London saw Dan Jones walking the streets of London after his journey on Roman Roads recently on the channel. The episode did 201,000.
Michael Portillo was back in India, but not riding the railways, instead hosting the first episode of Empire, looking at the places the British Empire left behind. The show did 215,000 after he had an audience of 227,000 watching him ride the trains on Tuesday night.