Seven wins Thursday as news programming continues to dominate

News programming continues to dominate the OzTam overnight metropolitan television ratings, with Seven News the top-rating program on Thursday night and Seven winning the night overall.

Seven News aired to 995,000 metro viewers, ahead of Seven News At 6.30 with 970,000 metro viewers, Nine News with 881,000 metro viewers and Nine News at 6:30 with 826,000 metro viewers.

The Seven Network won Thursday with a 27.9% share, ahead of Nine with 26.5%, Ten on 20.7% and ABC with 16.7%.

7 News Sydney

Among entertainment programs,  Ten’s MasterChef was the best, but with 522,000 metro viewers, remains significantly down on last year when the program regularly topped a million metro viewers.

The program also managed a rare win in all three key advertising demos.

In primetime on Seven, 507,000 metro viewers watched Home And Away, while 314,000 watched The Front Bar which followed.

Nine’s offering of Thursday Night NRL Live was watched by 389,000 metro viewers. ABC’s Back Roads brought in 430,000 metro viewers for the government broadcaster.

Not since Married At First Sight ended has any entertainment program managed to regularly test the strength of Seven and Nine News in the overnight ratings.

Meanwhile, 7TWO had the highest share of any multi-channel, bringing in 4.4%.


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