TEN zapped from fifth place with Biggest Loser: Transformed to first, in a matter of minutes, thanks to Gogglebox.
The couch potato show had to do a lot of heavy lifting from its 317,000 lead-in, eventually finishing with 687,000 as the top entertainment show of the night.
Seven and Nine once again ran staggered schedules due to Live sporting commitments. Seven News won its slot in the 6pm news battle.
Elsewhere it was the season final for Newton’s Law, with 460,000 up from last week’s 412,000 -will it be enough to win a renewal? It will depend on catch-up and iview numbers.
SBS was down in share but Great British Railway Journeys managed #4th in its slot.
Seven network won Thursday with 32.8% then Nine 27.7%, TEN 18.2%, ABC 15.7% and SBS 5.6%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.11m / 987,000, The Chase (685,000 / 484,000), Seven’s AFL (587,000), and Home and Away (450,000 in 3 cities).
Nine News (1.1m / 1.06m), A Current Affair (625,000 in 4 cities), Thursday NRL (479,000 in 2 cities), Hot Seat (367,000 / 221,000 in 4 cities) and RBT (309,000 in 3 cities).
Gogglebox (687,000) topped TEN’s night then TEN Eyewitness News (483,000), The Project(462,000 / 337,000), Family Feud (337,000), and The Biggest Loser: Transformed (317,000). A Law and Order: SVU repeat was 274,000.
ABC News (765,000) won its slot for ABC followed by Dream Gardens and 7:30 (both 480,000), Newton’s Law (460,000) and No Offence (263,000).
Great British Railway Journeys (321,000) was best for SBS then Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong (160,000), SBS World News (155,000) and Sugar Free Farm (106,000). A repeat of The Principal drew 71,000.
Shaun the Sheep shot back to the top of multichannels with 210,000.