Ratings: New Gogglebox seasons kicks off with record audience

The season six premiere of Gogglebox recorded the show’s highest ever overnight rating on Network Ten with 822,000 metropolitan viewers.

That was 50,000 higher than the previous best and up from the season five premiere in February that had 725,000 and the 569,000 that watched the start of season four in 2016.

However, a one off episode of Nine’s The Block was Thursday’s number one show with 1,166,000 helping Nine to its fifth straight overnight win with a 28.5% share of the audience. Seven (27.1%) and Ten (23.9%) had their best results of the week so far as ABC slumped to 13.4% and SBS had 7.1%,

Nine’s night also included Nine News (924,000 and 882,000) and A Current Affair (775,000) with a split schedule following The Block that included Meet the Parents (163,000) in three cities, Edge of Tomorrow (140,000) in Sydney and a Bee Gees special (103,000) for Brisbane. Later that night, the Socceroos World Cup Qualifier had 206,000.

Seven News (897,000 and 880,000) and a 90-minute Home and Away (583,000) were best on Seven with Mrs. Brown’s Boys averaging 475,000 and 471,000. Later, World’s Deadliest Weather managed 245,000.

Meanwhile, Gogglebox was Ten’s best after lead-in The Bachelorette saw 795,000 tune in. Earlier, Ten Eyewitness News had 412,000, Family Feud 276,000 and The Project 499,000 and 284,000. Later, new Law & Order: SVU drew 381,000 and a Blue Bloods repeat 200,000.

Best for ABC were ABC News (708,000), 7:30 (552,000) and Short Cuts to Glory: Matt Okine vs Food (313,000). Glitch dropped to 221,000 while Grand Designs had 163,000 and The Murder Detectives 113,000.

Great British Railway Journeys (294,000), Gourmet Farmer (258,000) and a repeat River Cottage Australia (250,000) were best for SBS.

At Breakfast, Today continued a clean sweep for the week so far with 258,000 to Sunrise’s 250,000. In the afternoon Hot Seat on Nine had 440,000 and 270,000 beaten by Seven’s The Chase with 533,000 and 353,000.

See Thursday 5 October 2017 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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