TV Ratings: NRL returns on nine with over 400k

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• Nine and Melbourne Storm both win on Thursday night

• Gogglebox Aus top non-news show with over 550k

Primetime News
Seven News 904,000 (6 pm)/893,000 (6:30 pm)
Nine News is 822,000 (6 pm)/810,000(6:30 pm)
ABC News 586,000
10 News First 295,000(5 pm)/182,000 (6pm)
SBS World News 164,000 (6:30 pm)/147,000 (7 pm)

Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 525,000
7:30 525,000
The Project 225,000 (6:30 pm)/ 361,000 (7 pm)
The Drum 155,000 

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 308,000
Today 209,000
News Breakfast 181,000

Late Night News
ABC Late News 109,000
Nine News Late Edition 109,000
The Latest 105,000


The NRL kicked off its new season in Melbourne last night as the Storm defeated the Rabbitohs 26-18. 463,000 viewers across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne tuned in for the match and was the highest rating program in Sydney last night, and was the top non-news program in Brisbane.

This was up on last year’s season opener which had 391,000 tune in.

A Current Affair preceded the footy 525,000.


Sunrise had over 300k for the farewell of Sam Armytage

The gap between Seven announcing Armytage’s departure and her final show was only a couple of days meaning it was a short farewell tour. On her final show on Thursday her co-host David Koch told viewers as they came on air: “Strap yourself in – it’s going to be a big one.”

Read more: Another Seven superstar farewells audience as Sam Armytage says goodbye

Seven aired its regular triple-header of Home and Away last night with an average of 494,000 viewers.

This was followed by Wife Swap Australia with 262,000 viewers which was down on the 309,000 the show had last Thursday.


Gogglebox Australia was the top rating non-news show last night with 554,000 viewers. This was down on the 596,000 the show had last week but still the second-highest rating episode of the year.

The Project had 225,000 and 361,000 as the show covered the government’s tourism boost, tariffs as a result of a carbon tax, and Courtney Act joined the panel.


Backroads had 469,000 tune in as guest host Paul West took viewers to the twin towns of Agnes Water and 1170 in Queensland.

Q+A just fell below the 300k mark this week after finally cracking it for the first time this year since moving to Thursday nights. The episode was live from Melbourne and covered Australia’s economic rebound.

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