Commonwealth Games strikes gold for Channel Seven in ratings battle

The Commonwealth Games strikes gold for Channel Seven as coverage from Birmingham beats all rivals in Thursday’s overnight ratings

Channel Seven’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games continues to strike ratings gold for the network.

The athletic action in Birmingham drew an impressive 550,000 viewers in the major centres across the country in Thursday’s overnight ratings battle.

No entertainment program on any of the rival networks came close to those numbers.

Channel Seven’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games continues to strike ratings gold for the network with the athletic action in Birmingham drawing an impressive 550,000 viewers in the major centres across the country in Thursday’s overnight ratings

Meanwhile, Seven’s own quiz show The Chase Australia proved to be a winner too.

It scored a solid 493,000 fans in the metro ratings on Thursday, but ABC’s Q&A put a poor performance overnight.

Only 210,000 viewers in the major centres watched as Stan Grant hosted discussion about a new CSIRO report about ‘megatrends’ facing society. 

The panel for the evening included women’s rights advocate Hannah Diviney, ALP Senator Jenny McAllister, and Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator from the Greens.

The news and current affairs panel show The Project managed just 204,000 viewers for its 7pm slot in the metro ratings overnight, 100,000 less than the night before

The news and current affairs panel show The Project managed just 204,000 viewers for its 7pm slot in the metro ratings overnight, 100,000 less than the night before

Channel 10 appears to be missing the ratings firepower it drew from reality hit, Hunted Australia.

The Project, once a ratings winner, continues its struggle to capture fans.

The news and current affairs panel show managed just 204,000 viewers for its 7pm slot in the metro ratings overnight, 100,000 less than the night before.

The Dog House Australia performed well on a night dominated by the Games in Birmingham - the reality hit scored 365,000 in the major centres

The Dog House Australia performed well on a night dominated by the Games in Birmingham – the reality hit scored 365,000 in the major centres

Heartwarming animal show Dog House Australia did give the embattled 10 network something to smile about overnight.

The reality hit where rescue dogs find their ‘forever homes’ scored 365,000 in the major centres, a good performance on a night when the Games in Birmingham dominated.

Channel Nine had some good news. Their NRL coverage Thursday night actually made it into the top 20 programs of the evening.

ABC's Q&A put a poor performance overnight only 210,000 viewers in the major centres

ABC’s Q&A put a poor performance overnight only 210,000 viewers in the major centres

255,000 footy fans in the major centres tuned in to see the Roosters thrash the Broncos 34-16.

Overall Channel Seven won the night, thanks to the Games in Birmingham, with a massive 38 per cent audience share. Nine came in a poor second with an audience share of 24.3 per cent. 

And once again Channel 10 came in third with a mere 15.3 per cent of the audience.

Meanwhile, the ABC managed 14.9 per cent in the market share. 

The Chaser Australia scored an impressive 493,000 fans in the metro ratings on Thursday for Channel Seven Picture: New Chaser 27-year-old Mara Lejins

 The Chaser Australia scored an impressive 493,000 fans in the metro ratings on Thursday for Channel Seven Picture: New Chaser 27-year-old Mara Lejins

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