Quiet Thursday, tough for local drama.

Quiet Thursday, tough for local drama.

It was another quiet Thursday but not a great one for local drama.

While Home & Away drew 389,000 at least it is firing with viewers in Total TV where last Thursday was an impressive 907,000.

But SBS drama Erotic Stories was just 42,000 while 7mate’s Darradong Local Council was not much better at 45,000. In late slots, and one on a multi channel, they can’t be expected to draw big crowds, however neither has shown up on Total TV’s Top 30.

To be fair, by 9:30pm there weren’t exactly big crowds anywhere….

Meanwhile 7:30 led with 397,000 then RBT 389,000, an extended Home & Away from 7pm (389,000 / 337,000), The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity (353,000), Martin Clunes: Islands of the South Pacific (331,000) and Every Family Has a Secret (171,000).

Later Emergency led at 309,000 then Grand Designs (291,000).

Nine network won Thursday with 27.3% then Seven 27.0%, ABC 19.9%, 10 16.9% and SBS 9.0%.

Nine News at 653,000 / 635,000 was best for Nine. A Current Affair led with 563,000 then Hot Seat (322,000 / 212,000). Big Miracles was 135,000.

Seven News was #1 at 799,000 / 760,000. The Chase topped entertainment at 428,000 / 267,000. Movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle was 167,000.

The Project pulled 248,000 / 160,000. 10 News First was 197,000 / 140,000. Law & Order: SVU was 137,000 then The Cheap Seats (83,000).

ABC News drew 500,000. Miriam Margolyes: Australia Unmasked (155,000) and The Drum (134,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (114,000 / 90,000), Luke Nguyen’s India (79,000), and Erotic Stories (42,000).

Andy & the Band on ABC Kids led multichannels at 103,000.

The Morning Show: 131,000 / 92,000
Today Extra: 102,000 / 78,000

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity: 695,000
Celebrity Gogglebox: 794,000
Every Family Has a Secret: 315,000
Home & Away: 907,000
Football: Matildas v Iran: 553,000
Martin Clunes: Islands of the South Pacific: 535,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 2 November 2023