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Apprentice bows out with well under 1m

Although ratings for the final episode of The Apprentice were up slightly on last week, the show failed to make an impact on Monday night’s schedules.   

Nine’s contest frotned by businessman Mark Bouris saw Andrew Morello win the right to work for the Wizard Home Loans founder.

The show, which aired from 9.30 until after 11pm, averaged 0.834m viewers, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

Criminal Minds, which aired on Seven from 9.30pm to 10.30pm, gained an audience of just under 1.1m. And Ten’s final episode of Good News Week – on from 8.30pm to 10.30pm rated just under 1m.

But while Seven was the top channel for the night, its blockbuster scifi series FlashForward continued to slip, rating 972,000 – well down on last week’s 1.1m and its stellar 1.8m opening.

Monday’s share:

  • Seven: 27.1%
  • Nine: 26.1%
  • Ten: 20.6%
  • ABC1: 12.5%
  • SBS1 8.1%
  • GO!: 1.8%
  • ABC2: 1.7%
  • 7TWO: 1.1%
  • ONE: 0.7%
  • SBS2: 0.3%

Monday’s top rating TV shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.4m
  2. Highway Patrol Seven 1.3m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.3m
  4. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.3m
  5. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.2m
  6. The Mentalist Nine 1.2m
  7. Home and Away Seven 1.2m
  8. Nine News Nine 1.1m
  9. Destroyed in Seconds Seven 1.1m
  10. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.1m
  11. Criminal Minds – 9:30pm Seven 1.1m
  12. A Current Affair Nine 1.1m
  13. Hamish and Andy Re-Gifted Ten 1.1m
  14. ABC News ABC 1m
  15. Flash Forward Seven 0.972m
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