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• Gogglebox and The Bachelorette give 10 demo leadership
Seven News 970,000/947,000
Nine News 891,000/878,000
ABC News 665,000
10 News First 353,000/244,000
SBS World News 168,000
Daily current affairs
A Current Affair 722,000
The Project 328,000/481,000
The Drum 164,000
News Breakfast 189,000
Late night news
The Latest 255,000
Nine News Late 176,000
ABC Late News 66,000
SBS World News Late 66,000
Seven: Home and Away was bubbling just under 600,000 this week and the three back-to-back episodes did 495,000.
With no more Thursday Night Football until; season 2021, Seven put The Front Bar on at 8.30pm in southern states. Mick, Sam and Andy with special guest Mark Williams had 310,000 watching with 196,000 in Melbourne. Sydney and Brisbane got the movie Heat with 102,000 watching.
Nine: A Current Affair dipped to 700,000 on Wednesday and had 722,000 last night.
A themed night of factual medical programming rolled out then with Paramedics on 403,000, Kings Cross ER on 341,000 and 287,000 and then Botched with 248,000.
10: The Project was balanced just below 500,000 on Wednesday and then did 481,000 last night.
The Bachelorette Australia was on 543,000 after launching on 628,000 on Wednesday.
Episode seven of Gogglebox lifted the 10 audience to 613,000 with The Block one of the first programs being examined.
The two 10 Thursday programs kept the primary channel a clear leader in all key demos.
ABC: An hour of 7.30 included the Opposition’s Budget Reply on 391,000 and then an interview with Anthony Albanese which pulled an audience of 335,000 after 8pm.
An episode of Escape from the City was hunting for a rural holding near Port Stephens in NSW that was filmed 30 months ago when there was less demand for space in the bush. The episode did 327,000.
SBS: A repeat Queen Victoria’s Slum was on 192,000 at 7.30pm.
Series four of Fargo launched at 8.40pm with the first two episodes averaging 105,000.