AFLX scrapes into Friday night’s top TV shows

The AFL’s late summer competition, the AFLX, managed to scrape into Friday night’s top shows according to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight ratings.

On a quiet night that saw news and current affairs shows dominate along with Seven’s stalwarts Better Homes and Gardens and The Chase making the night’s top shows, the AFL’s game managed to draw 326,000 metro viewers – 201,000 in Melbourne.

The 2019 AFLX managed to scrape into the top 20 shows on a quiet Friday night

Topping the day’s shows were the news programs with Seven and Nine’s 6pm news recording 789,000 and 714,000 metro viewers respectively.  The 6.30 current affairs slots saw 967,000 tune into Nine and 667,000 to Seven.

Of Friday’s non-news shows Seven’s early evening The Chase Australia and the ABC’s Gardening Australia attracted 447,000 viewers while Seven’s Friday night regular Better Homes and Gardens picked up 403,000.

Seven’s Hidden Figures movie was the best performing drama of the night with 391,000 tuning in while the ABC’s homegrown show, The Heights, picked up 351,000 metro viewers.

Details of channel and network share weren’t available to Mumbrella, however the news shows dominated both the 18-49 and 25-54 age demographics with the exception of the AFLX which managed to finish fourth in the younger age group with 145,000 viewers, again 92,000 of those viewers were in Melbourne.



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