Quality programming triumphs again, as Nine rests on its State of Origin laurels.
After the excitement of the State of Origin and the World Cup game involving Australia and the Netherlands, TV viewing returned to its normal Thursday night offering of blah, except for The Checkout and Carlotta on ABC1 and MasterChef on Ten. Nine had The Footy Show and Seven was, well, forgettable.
Nationally, The Checkout had 1.192 million viewers and Carlotta had 1.156 million. Masterchef had 1.409 million nationally, Home and Away, 1.374 million and The Footy Show had 1.217 million.
Nine had narrow wins in metro and regional markets. The Footy Show had its highest Sydney audience of the year last night of 269,000, which was understandable given the NSW win in the State of Origin series on Wednesday night (which the show celebrated last night). Nine News had big wins in Sydney (a massive 135,000), Melbourne (76,000) and Brisbane (36,000). But in the morning Sunrise (359,000) again streeted Today (293,000 and the fourth sub-300,000 audience in a row).
The Australia-Netherlands World Cup match had 711,000 national/ 572,000 metro/ 139,000 regional viewers, plus tens of thousands watching in clubs and pubs and other venues … from 2am. Fantastic!
Network channel share:
Network main channels:
SBS ONE (4.1%)
Top 5 digital channels:
Top 10 national programs:
Nine News — 1.690 million
Seven News — 1.471 million
MasterChef Australia (Ten) — 1.409 million
Home and Away Seven) — 1.374 million
ABC News — 1.227 million
The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.217 million
The Checkout (ABC1) — 1.192 million
Carlotta (ABC1) — 1.156 million
The Big Bang Theory repeat episode 2 (Nine) — 1.134 million
The Big Bang Theory repeat episode 1 (Nine) — 1.109 million
Top metro programs:
Nine News — 1.173 million
Seven News — 1.105 million
MasterChef Australia (Ten) — 1.039 million
Nine News 6.30 — 1.026 million
Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.002 million
Losers: A weak night.Metro news and current affairs: