Ratings: Big Bang and Gogglebox lead slow Thursday

A new season of The Big Bang Theory and the season final of Gogglebox were Thursday night’s stand out performers on an otherwise low rating night of TV.

The Big Bang Theory grabbed 854,000 for a new episode while Gogglebox recorded it seconded highest number for this season with 714,000 watching across the five capitals. Along with The Bachelorette the two shows also did well with key demographic groups.

Overall, Seven won the night with 27.9% just pipping Nine on 27.1%. Ten had 21.5% leaving ABC with 16.7% and SBS on 6.8%. Nine won in Sydney and Melbourne but was third in Perth with Seven ahead in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine had a clear win in the 25-54 audience segment, just pipped Ten in 18-49 while Ten won 16-39. Ten’s main channel was number one in the three demographic groups while 9GO! was a stand out performer in the multichannels.

Seven News was the number one program on Thursday with 936,000 and 822,000. Home and Away recorded its lowest audience of 2016 with 623,000 while Make You LOL slipped 129,000 from the previous week to 497,000. The movie Captain America: The First Avenger later gathered in 344,000. In the afternoon, The Chase had 584,000 and 409,000.

The Big Bang Theory was the top entertainment title for the night with 854,000 for a new episode and 693,000 for the repeat that followed. Nine News dropped to its lowest Thursday number for this survey with 803,000 and 804,000 and A Current Affair had 689,000. Better Late Than Never (539,000) was down 122,000 from last week’s debut while The William Shatner Roast that followed had just 231,000. This was lower than the result last week for the latest US season of Survivor that it bumped to 11pm. In its new spot, Survivor could only manage 68,000 this week.

Over on Ten, Gogglebox’s 714,000 capped another good season that averaged 660,000. This is up 12% from the season seen in the first half of 2016. Earlier, The Bachelorette was up this week with 613,000 with The Project on 526,000 and 364,000. Family Feud had 410,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 364,000. Later, a Wrong Girl repeat managed 265,000.

ABC News was number one at 7pm with 716,000 while 7.30 (574,000) and Silvia’s Italian Table (421,000) were both down from last week. Next best for the public broadcaster were National Treasure (377,000) and The Tunnel (244,000).

SBS’s Deep Water managed 231,000 with Favourite Foods: Are They Good For You? next best on 187,000.

At breakfast, Sunrise had 293,000, Today 274,000 and ABC News Breakfast 90,000 and 46,000 with Sunrise looking to be a winner across this week. Following The Morning Show had 133,000 and Today Extra 88,000 while Studio 10 had 90,000.

Afternoon news programs included Seven News At 4 (276,000), Seven News At 4.30 (274,000) Nine’s Afternoon News 5pm (220,000), Nine’s Afternoon News (138,000), Nine News Now (119,000), The Daily Edition (105,000).

See Thursday 13 October 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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