Ratings: Nine win close-fought Thursday - lead week 20

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In one of the closest results of the 2020 survey, Nine scored a narrow win in Thursday’s primetime ratings. With 25.8%, the network was just 0.3% ahead of Seven with 10 close behind on 24.6%.

That helped Nine maintain its narrow lead in week 20 currently with 26.8% to Seven’s 26.1%.

Nine won in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, 10 won Melbourne and Seven was on top in Perth. 10 again won in the key demographic groups.

In 25-54, 10’s network share was 32.9% ahead of Nine (26.4%), Seven (23.0%), ABC (10.3%) and SBS (7.5%).

In 16-39, 10 lifted to 36.7% with Seven second on 24.8%, Nine on 23.5% while ABC had just 8.8% and SBS 6.3%.

Katy Perry’s appearance on MasterChef saw 10’s reality top the entertainment shows despite dropping slightly from the previous Thursday to 942,000. The later MasterClass was also a timeslot winner with 537,000 but this was down on the previous MasterClass in April that had 795,000.

Seven’s Home and Away dropped from the previous week while the network’s movie The Other Woman made the top 20. Nine’s RBT was steady but the Bourne Ultimatum was down on the previous movies in the series. Meanwhile, ABC’s post 8pm line-up all missed the top 20.

The Survivor Season 40 final had 42,000 for its live broadcast with 73,000 for the primetime replay.

Outside the top 20 were

Program Ntwk 5-cities
GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA-EV ABC 310,000
THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RAILWAY SBS 304,000
10 NEWS FIRST 6PM 10 297,000
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM Nine 297,000
HOW THE VICTORIANS BUILT BRITAIN SBS 229,000
THE DRUM-EV ABC 221,000
THE HEIGHTS-EV ABC 218,000
SBS WORLD NEWS SBS 212,000
BARRIE CASSIDY’S ONE PLUS ONE-EV ABC 206,000
THE LATEST: SEVEN NEWS Seven 163,000

Breakfast TV

Sunrise 308,000
Today 209,000
News Breakfast 213,000

Continue discussion at Thursday 14 May 2020.

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