Paralympics opening ceremony rates 347,000, Go Back grows audience on another quiet Thursday for TV

Paralympics: rated 215,000 on ABC2

The opening ceremony for the Paralympics drew an audience of just 347,000 for ABC1 last night.

Airing for an hour from 6pm, the ceremony was beaten by The Project on Ten, which rated with 421,000, and Seven News, which won the night with 1.16m.

The Paralymics themselves, which ran on ABC2 from 7pm, rated with 215,000, according to preliminary reports from OzTam.

The third episode of Go Back To Where You Came From rated with 692,000 – up from 652,000 last night, and ranking 11th for the night.

The most watched non-news show was Big Brother on Nine, which was also the only entertainment program to pass 1m viewers on another miserable Thursday for TV viewing.

Big Brother rated with 1.04m, winning in every key advertising demographic.

Ten’s most watched show was Ten News At Five, which pulled in 677,000. The Project was next, with 510,000, followed by Thursday Night Football.

In channel share, Seven pipped Nine by 0.2%, with 20.8% to 20.6% respectively. ABC1 was third with 13.5% share while Ten was fourth on 9.7% and SBS1 on 6.8%.

Thursday’s top 15 shows
1. Seven News – Seven 1.160m
2. Nine News – Nine 1.049m
3. Big Brother – Nine 1.040m
4. Today Tonight – Seven 1.028m
5. ABC News – ABC 1.009m
6. A Current Affair – Nine 0.984m
7. Home and Away – Seven 0.957m
8. Mrs Brown’s Boys – Seven 0.915m
9. Big Brother – Confidential – Nine 0.900m
10. 7:30 – ABC 0.697m
11. Go Back To Where You Came From – SBS 0.692m
12. Ten News – Ten 0.677m
13. Midsomer Murders – ABC 0.665m
14. The Footy Show – Nine 0.662m
15. Catalyst – ABC 0.591m

Thursday’s channel share
Seven: 20.8%
Nine: 20.6%
ABC1: 13.5%
Ten: 9.7%
SBS1: 6.8%
ABC2: 5.0%
7TWO 4.4%
GO!: 4.4%
7mate: 4.3%
Eleven: 3.8%
Gem: 2.5%
One: 1.8%
ABC3: 1.0%
SBS2: 0.8%
ABC News 24: 0.7%





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