Nine takes Thursday night while Ten sneaks into second

A strong performance from Ten’s Rush last night saw the network sneak in front of Seven for second spot while Nine steamed ahead with a 30 per cent share.  

Nine’s win was attributed to 20 to 1, Two and a Half Men, Getaway and the 6pm news bulletin all receiving over one million viewers, according to preliminary OzTam data.

Despite hosting the two most watched shows for the night – Seven News and Today Tonight – Seven slipped from its ratings glory of the past weeks and came in third for Thursday.

TV Burp and Double Take performed poorly for the network with their worst performance yet of 681,000 and 608,000 respectively.

In the same timeslot as Seven’s comedy duo was Ten’s Rush which won the 8:30 spot and pulled in 1.3 million viewers. Australian Idol at 7:30 remained steady with just over 1 million.

Thursday night’s share: Nine 30.2%, Ten 25.9%, Seven 23.2%, ABC 15.7%, SBS 4.9%.

Share week-to-date: Seven 28%, Nine 26.2%, Ten 22.2%, ABC 17.5%, SBS 6%

Top ten programmes:

  1. Seven News – Seven 1.4m
  2. Today Tonight – Seven 1.3m
  3. Rush – Ten 1.3m
  4. 20 to 1 – Nine 1.2m
  5. Australian Idol – Ten 1.2m
  6. Home and Away – Seven 1.1m
  7. Two and a Half Men – Nine 1.1m
  8. Getaway – Nine 1m
  9. Nine News – Nine 1m
  10. ABC News – ABC 1m

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