Seven pips Nine for network share on Thursday as news dominates

Seven celebrated the nightly win on Thursday, on a night dominated by news. Seven’s 29.3% share was just ahead of Nine’s 28.3%, the closest the network has come to the #1 metro position since before the Tokyo Olympics.

They were followed by Ten with a 18.7% share, while the ABC had a 16.7% share.

Seven News was the top-rating news program overall with 1.156 million metro viewers, followed by Seven’s 6:30 News with 1.095 million metro viewers.

Nine News followed closely behind pulling in 1.048 million metro viewers, and the network’s 6:30pm News with an audience of 979,000 across metro markets. Nine News also took #1 position in all key advertising demos.

In other entertainment programming, Home and Away brought in 605,000 metro viewers for Seven, followed by the Seven’s The Chase Australia pulling in a metro audience of 574,000.

Nine’s Hot Seat had 506,000 metro viewers, while The Bachelor Australia on Ten continued to struggle, pulling in 412,000 metro viewers.

Nine’s Thursday night NRL pulled in a metro audience of 373,000.

Seven was also the #1 primary channel, while the top-rating multi-channel was 7Mate with a 4.4% share.


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