Anything but Glee for Ten in Thursday’s ratings

Ten’s much-promoted debut of kids-in-the-choir drama Glee – saw a disappointing debut of just 871,000 last night.  

The fast-tracked show was heavily pushed by the network, including last night’s episode first being shown on the night of Masterchef’s series finale when it rated 1.2m.

Because the episode was effectively a repeat (or encore, as Ten puts it) , the network will need to wait until next week to get a true picture of the audience for the show.

The network is working hard to promote Glee, including a visit from eight members of the US cast to Westpoint Shopping Centre in Blacktown this weekend.

Ten was not the only network with a weak showing last night, according to preliminary OzTam ratings. Seven’s Thursday problems continued too. Seven’s comedy double of TV Burp and Double Take has now finished, with TV Burp’s last episode a week ago. Double Take – bumped back to 10.30pm faded right out of the top 15, while earlier on, Gary Unmarried rated only 800,000 – one of Seven’s worst results in recent months for a mid-evening slot.

Thursday evening’s share:

  • Nine: 29.2%
  • Seven: 24.4%
  • Ten: 20.1%
  • ABC1: 16.7%
  • SBS1 4.2%
  • ABC2: 1.7%
  • ONE: 1.6%
  • GO!: 1.5%
  • SBS2: 0.6%

Thursday’s top rating shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.4m
  2. Today Tonight Seven 1.3m
  3. 20 to 1 Nine 1.1m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.1m
  5. Getaway Nine 1.1m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.1m
  7. Home and Away Seven 1.1m
  8. Rush Ten 1.1m
  9. Two and a Half Men Nine 1m
  10. ABC News ABC 1m
  11. The Footy Show Nine 0.9m
  12. Skippy: Australia’s First Superstar ABC 0.9m
  13. Glee Ten 0.9m
  14. The 7:30 Report ABC 0.8m
  15. The Amazing Race 9:30pm Seven 0.8m

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