(All ratings – 5 city metro combined and individual capitals – all figures in thousands)
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If people aren’t watching TV on Thursday nights – and they aren’t – where are they going? Are they actually relating with their family & friends, having real life conversations and lives?! Outrageous…
Only 3 shows about 1m nationally, the News services for both Ch7 & Ch9 (the former winning in all markets) and Today Tonight (for some reason). Biggest Loser: Families did well, 40K under 1m. The new half hour Getaway is doing OK at 800K, but could be doing better. 6PM with George Negus hit a new low with 321K which is surprising as last night’s episode was actually quite strong – but adding in the 199K for the 10:30pm replay, and all of a sudden 520K doesn’t look so shabby. Ch7’s Grey’s Anatomy pipping Ch9 stalwart CSI shows there’s some creativity still required from the programmers on Ch9’s part.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Home and Away – Ch7
7:30pm: Biggest Loser: Families – Ch10
8:30pm: Grey’s Anatomy – Ch7
9:30pm: CSI (ep2) – Ch9
Not surprisingly, it was Channel 7’s night in the primary stakes.
GO! & 7Two tied on 4% for the evening, with Eleven and 7mate equal second on 3.5%, GEM third on 3.3%. Significantly, this shows that these 5 digital multi-channels are responsible for 18.3% of the nightly television viewing share – representing a MASSIVE shift in our viewing habits. While the networks are happy people are still watching their channels, they’d kill for this share on their primary channels… but then, maybe they are starting to get what true multi-channelling is about?
Neighbours wins again with a standard Thursday night figure. Movies and comedy across the other channels rounded out the night.
A tie as mentioned meant that the shares, while looking impressive, weren’t that great overall but the night was taken by the 7 Network on consolidated figures.