ABC News Update tops the ratings

ABC News Update tops the ratings

The ABC had the most watched program on Thursday night, with 1.059 million people tuning in to see ABC News Update.

News and current affairs was the flavour of the night with the top three most watched shows seven of the top 10 all falling into that category.

Nine won the commercial news battle, Nine News had 1.033 million ahead of Seven News’ 992,000 and Ten Eyewitness News’ 559,000.

The ABC’s Catalyst was again Thursday evening’s most watched entertainment property. In third place it pulled in 990,000 viewers, slightly down on last week’s 944,000. Redfern Now came in at 14th place in total people with 604,000 viewers.

Seven’s Beauty and the Geek was the second most watched entertainment program, sitting in seventh place the show pulled in 834,000 viewers. The result is up on last week’s 765,000 viewer turnout.

Big Brother sat in 11th place and pulled in 790,000 viewers for Nine.

Ten’s most watched show was Law & Order: SVU, with 693,000 viewers it came in at 12th most watched

Jamie’s Food Fight Club also featured in the top 20 with 478,000 viewers.

Seven won the night overall with a combined 28.6% share of all free-to-air viewers with 20.3% for the network’s main channel.

Nine was in second place on a total 27.9% with 19.8% its primary channel.

ABC came third with 20.6% in total and 14.7% for ABC1. Ten followed on a combined 16.8% with 11.3% for its main channel.

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