TV Ratings June 15: Thurs night AFL pushes Seven across the line

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at last night’s TV ratings

• Thursday night AFL pushes Seven across the line
• TEN’s MasterChef wins slot as TEN wins demos

See full ratings figures on the Mediaweek Morning Report here.

Seven was clear of its rivals last night with Thursday night AFL boosting its primary share to 19.4%.

Seven was also the winner in combined channel share on 31.4% thanks in part to the AFL on 7mate in Perth lifting that channel’s share to 5.4%.

Nine’s numbers dropped away dramatically after 8.30pm and TEN was the demo darling early in the evening thanks to a continued strong performance from MasterChef.


Home and Away ended its week on 612,000 from four markets (no Adelaide because of the AFL).

The AFL featured the West Coast Eagles against Geelong with 642,000 watching across Seven and 7mate. The Melbourne audience was 291,000 with 159,000 in Perth.

Seven viewers in Sydney and Brisbane saw Cars Wars (190,000) and then World’s Angriest (160,000).


A Current Affair backed off a little after three strong nights with 770,000 for Thursday which was still easily enough to win the timeslot.

RBT then did 611,000 before the Nine signal split into north and south.

Brisbane and Sydney got the NRL Footy Show with 195,000 – 119,000 in Sydney.

Viewers elsewhere got The Last Resort which did 145,000 with 90,000 in Melbourne.


Ray Silva was sent home from MasterChef and just missed the top 12. They will be back on Sunday for what is always a viewing highlight – Heston Week.

The Thursday episode was a timeslot winner all people and in the demos with 824,000.

Earlier in the night The Project was on 548,000 while after MasterChef, Law & Order: SVU did 400,000.


Episode 10 of The Checkout did 476,000 followed by Janet King on 518,000.


Great British Railway Journeys did 296,000 while later in the night the return of Family Law did 144,000.

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