As Thursdays go it was a pretty uneventful evening.
Only news services topped the magic million, with Home and Away the highest-ranking entertainment show of the night at 745,000 viewers, although it was pipped by A Current Affair at 817,000 viewers.
TEN’s MasterChef special at 7:30 pulled 453,000 viewers ahead of the season return on Monday.
The Checkout was down on last week’s 597,000 and it’s hard to get a true grasp on Seven Types of Ambiguity given the whole thing is available on iview -but in raw TV numbers 397,000 is disappointing for such a fine show.
Nine’s Footy Show was nothing to get excited about, even accounting for the late outing of the NRL edition.
Medici: Masters of Florence launched to 240,000 on SBS.
Nine network won with 29.8% then Seven 27.9%, TEN 17.5%, ABC 16.0% and SBS 8.8%.
Nine News was #1 with 1.02m / 998,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (817,000), Hot Seat(489,000 / 281,000), Thursday Night NRL (457,000 in 2 cities), The Footy Show (437,000) and RBT (353,000 in 3 cities).
Seven News (1.01m / 984,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (745,000), The Chase(606,000 / 378,000), Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (455,000), and Wedding Surprises Caught on Camera (439,000).
The Project (538,000 / 330,000) was best for TEN followed by TEN Eyewitness News (455,000), MasterChef Australia: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Food (453,000), Law and Order: SVU(384,000 / 236,000) and Family Feud (319,000).
ABC News (732,000), 7:30 (542,000), The Checkout (517,000) and Seven Types of Ambiguity(397,000) comprised ABC’s night. Restoration Man was just 212,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (309,000), Medici: Masters of Florence(240,000), Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong (225,000) and SBS World News (158,000).
No stopping Peter Rabbit atop multichannels at 243,000.