Thursday Week 40 2019
• Build it and they will come: Does Thursday need big shows?
• Home and Away, Gogglebox & RBT all over half a million
• Best of rest: Chelsea on The Project, Farewell Gourmet Farmer
• Seven News 904,000/862,000
• Nine News 746,000/772,000
• A Current Affair 667,000
• ABC News 603,000
• 7.30 480,000
• The Project 225,000/397,000
• 10 News First 294,000
• The Drum 146,000
• SBS World News 143,000
• Sunrise 265,000
• Today 193,000
There was not much drop off for Home and Away Thursday with 572,000 watching after 581,000 on Wednesday.
The second episode of Bride & Prejudice – Forbidden Weddings then did 416,000 after launching with 438,000.
The 2014 movie Kingsman: The Secret Service then did 255,000.
Seven easily won the night all people and combined channel share.
A special farewell to any Seven staff signing off today – particularly PR people who have helped us over the years. Many thanks.
Australia’s own David Attenborough is how A Current Affair billed Valerie Taylor. The Thursday episode was on 667,000 as the program interviewed the shark wrangler.
It was then a night of ob-docs starting with RBT on 531,000.
It was then followed by an hour of Paramedics on 326,000 and then Kings Cross ER on 202,000.
The Project dipped just under 400,000 despite Chelsea Handler on the bill. When she finally appeared she didn’t disappoint as Monti Dimond posed her some great questions.
Jamie’s Ultimate Veg then saw the audience drop to 293,000 before Gogglebox rebuilt it to 556,000.
After News and 7.30, Escape from the City was the channel’s best with 416,000 watching a home hunt in Kingscliff, NSW.
A repeat of the great Flying Scotsman episode of Great British Railway Journeys did 187,000 at 7.30pm.
The final episode of this season of Gourmet Farmer then did 164,000. Fittingly it ended with a feast for Matthew Evans, his family, and a couple of mates.
The Name of the Rose then premiered with an average of 130,000 watching the first two episodes.