Gogglebox the top entertainment program but Seven wins the night

A night dominated by news coverage has seen Ten’s Gogglebox take out the top rating entertainment program of Thursday night, with 540,000 metro viewers tuning in.

Gogglebox also took out the three key advertising demos for the evening, but Seven won the night thanks to the continued performance of its AFL coverage, The Chase Australia, and Home and Away.

Seven’s AFL: Thursday Night Football, saw 469,00 metro viewers watch Richmond smash St Kilda. 502,000 metro viewers watched The Chase Australia, and 409,000 tuned into Home and Away.

Seven News was also the top-rating program of the night overall, bringing in 939,000 metro viewers.

Those performances gave Seven a 31.1% network share, ahead of Nine with 26.6%, as Gogglebox bolstered Ten’s return on 19.2% ahead of the ABC on 15.6%.

Nine’s Thursday Night NRL Live, which saw a tight match between the Panthers and the Broncos, delivered 469,000 viewers across the five metro markets.

Not even the return of Dr Norman Swan could help bring Q&A back from recent low ratings performances, and last night’s episode aired to 268,000 metro viewers to finish outside the Top 20, below programs including Bondi Rescue and Territory Cops.

Wednesday night saw the penultimate episode of MAFS deliver a convincing win for Nine, with an impressive 35.5% network share and a 28% win for Channel 9. The reunion finale will air on Sunday night at 7pm.

The Final Dinner party brought in 1.134 million metro viewers, with the next best entertainment program for the night coming on the ABC with Hard Quiz (683,000 metro viewers).

Thursday night TV ratings [figures provided by OzTam]


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