Slow start for ABC1’s Crownies

The debut of young legal drama Crownies, which aired at 8.30pm last night, pulled in a fairly disappointing 706,000 for ABC1.

The top five most watched shows are exactly the same as last Thursday, with Masterchef winning the night, with 1.609m, and The Block the second most popular non-news show, with 1.167m, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

Though Today’s resurgence against Sunrise looks like a distant memory, the contest was closer yesterday, with just 27,000 separating the breakfast news – Today’s duck-related disaster no doubt helping to boost ratings.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

1. Masterchef Ten 1.609
2. Seven News Seven 1.335
3. The Block Nine 1.167
4. Today Tonight Seven 1.164
5. Nine News Nine 1.040
6. Home and Away Seven 0.915
7. Hot Property Nine 0.902
8. A Current Affair Nine 0.881
9. ABC News ABC 0.859
10. Law and Order: SVU – Episode 1 Ten 0.849
11. The 7PM Project Ten 0.728
12. Crownies ABC 0.706
13. Inside the Human Body Nine 0.686
14. Deal or No Deal Seven 0.656
15. The Footy Show Nine 0.653

Thursday’s channel share:

Nine: 20.4%
Ten: 18.9%
Seven: 18.3%
ABC1: 12.2%
SBS1: 6.6%
GO!: 4.2%
7mate: 3.8%
7TWO 3.7%
Eleven: 3.5%
Gem: 2.6%
ABC2: 2.2%
One: 1.9%
ABC3: 0.6%
ABC News 24: 0.6%
SBS2: 0.6%



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