Ratings: Strong AFL numbers push Seven to easy Thursday ratings win

Both football codes saw audiences rise this week with the AFL number the highest since the first week of the return of the competition giving Seven an easy win.

Viewers and network shares followed the football codes with Nine above 30% in Sydney (31.7%) and Brisbane (31.5%) while in Melbourne Seven had 41.1% and was just short of 40% in Perth where the main channel with 16.4% was outrated by 7Mate on 16.8%.

10 got a boost for its Thursday share with the main channel in double figures for the first Thursday in five weeks. Seven and Nine were steady as 10’s gain was at the expense of public broadcasters ABC and SBS.

In the 25-54 age bracket Seven had 32.8%, Nine 24.8%, 10 24.0%, ABC 11.4% and SBS 7.0%.

In the 16-39 age bracket Seven had 35.0%, 10 26.2%, Nine 23.0%, ABC 9.6% and SBS 6.2%.

News and current affairs continued to deliver big audiences with Seven News in Melbourne averaging 414,000 across the hour, its highest rating in more than 12 months.

SBS’s War of the Worlds failed to maintain its premiere week audience with last night’s episode sinking to 41st place with 190,000 after the premiere made the top 20 last week. Celebrity Gogglebox at 9pm this week ranked 24th with 274,000.

Week-to-date sees Seven on 28.4% and Nine with 27.3%.

Other programs outside the top 20

Program Ntwk 5-cities
THE PROJECT 6.30PM 10 308,000
ESCAPE FROM THE CITY-EV ABC 295,000
CELEBRITY GOGGLEBOX USA 10 274,000
TERRITORY COPS Nine 269,000
10 NEWS FIRST 6PM 10 263,000
INSIDE THE ORIENT EXPRESS RPT SBS 239,000
TERRITORY COPS -TX1 Nine 237,000
DRAIN ALCATRAZ RPT SBS 203,000
WAR OF THE WORLDS (DRAMA) SBS 190,000
SBS WORLD NEWS SBS 190,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 281,000
Today 216,000
News Breakfast 216,000

Continue discussion at Thursday 16 July 2020

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