Nine’s first Thursday night rugby league was a hit on Thursday, helping the network to its first nightly ratings win of the year.
The hugely anticipated clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and East’s Roosters scored a massive 560,000 Sydney viewers – with a peak of 670,000 – according to preliminary OzTam ratings data.
It had 290,000 viewers in Brisbane and the following Footy Show – which also aired in Melbourne in its AFL version – pushed Nine to its solid win with 970,000 viewers.
Seven’s My Kitchen Rules (1.739m) won the night, but it failed for the first time this year to push the network to its usual nightly win.
Nine’s The Block: All Stars (1.234m) was second for the night, and combined with the NRL game handed the night over to the network.
Ten was again left in the wake of its commercial competitors with a lowly 7.3 per cent audience share, one of its worst performances ever.
Nine won with 28.3 per cent five capital city audience share, Seven second with 25.1 per cent, ABC1 on 11.1, Ten’s 7.3 per cent and SBS One on 4 per cent.
1. My Kitchen Rules – Seven 1.739m
2. The Block – Nine 1.234m
3. Seven News – Seven 1.135m
4. Nine News – Nine 1.105m
5. The Footy Show – AFL and NRL Nine 0.970m
6. Home and Away – Seven 0.946m
7. Today Tonight – Seven 0.920m
8. A Current Affair – Nine 0.905m
9. ABC1 News – ABC1 0.864m
10. NRL: Thursday Night Football – Nine 0.851m
11. Bones – Episode 1 – Seven 0.807m
12. 7:30 – ABC 0.671m
13. Ten News – Ten 0.654m
14. Hot Seat – Nine 0.569m
15. Catalyst – ABC 0.557m
ABC News 24: 1.0%
ABC News 24: 0.9%
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