• Nine narrowly outrates Seven with live NRL v AFL
• TEN’s equal best this week with two MasterChef eps
Home and Away dipped under half a million, but the program only went to air in three markets.
The AFL Swans v Dogs match screened to 353,000 on Seven with 261,000 in Melbourne and 91,000 in Adelaide. There were another 111,000 watching on 7mate in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
Later in the night The Front Bar did 149,000 with 122,000 in Melbourne.
Sydney and Brisbane viewers to Seven saw Car Wars (233,000) and then World’s Angriest (145,000).
A Current Affair dropped close to 800,000 for its Thursday episode.
The NRL game between Sharks and Storm did 372,000 on the primary channel with 219,000 in Sydney and 153,000 in Melbourne.
Later in the night the NRL Footy Show did 152,000 with 105,000 in Sydney and 46,000 in Brisbane.
In southern states RBT attracted 248,000 with The Last Resort on 147,000.
Samuel Whitehead was sent home from MasterChef with a Thursday crowd of 834,000, up from 778,000 last week. An episode of MasterChef Masterclass followed with 562,000.
Earlier in the night The Project was on 587,000 with special guest Alan Cumming.
ABC News was the only show over half a million.
The Checkout did 444,000 at 8pm.
After 479,000 last week, drama Janet King slipped to 425,000 last night.
The standout performer again was Great British Railway Journeys with 297,000.