Between The Lines falls below the water

The second outing of Nine’s comedy sports quiz Between The Lines declined to 610,000 on Thursday, taking it to just the 20th most watched show of the day.

Nine had promoted the Eddie McGuire-hosted show to viewers  as being a major moment in TV history comparable to the moon landings and the first Australian TV broadcast.

(Video courtesy of Ebiquity)

Nine also made a late scheduling change, bumping its ratings-challenged travel show Getaway from its main channel programming lineup to Fridays on Gem and extending RBT to an hour, which rated 898,000 according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.  

Nine’s next best performer was The Big Bang Theory which rated 774,000.

Meanwhile, Ten’s Masterchef won the night with an audience of 1.507m.

It was also a slow night for Seven with Seven News, Today Tonight and Home & Away the only shows to rate above 1m.

Thursday’s top 15:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.507m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.236m
  3. Today Tonight Seven 1.229m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.109m
  5. Home and Away Seven 1.026m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 0.945m
  7. ABC News ABC 0.929m
  8. RBT Nine 0.898m
  9. The Good Wife Ten 0.881m
  10. Grey’s Anatomy Seven 0.848m
  11. The Big Bang Theory Nine 0.774m
  12. The Footy Show Nine 0.729m
  13. The 7PM Project Ten 0.725m
  14. Law and Order: SVU Ten 0.672m
  15. Hot Seat Nine 0.653m

The evening’s viewing share was a virtual dead heat with 1% splitting Nine, Seven and Ten with Nine just in front for the first time this week.

There was also a dead heat with 7Two, Go and SBS all on identical share of 4.2%. And 7Mate, Gem and Eleven all scored a 3.7% share.

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine: 20.3%
  • Seven: 19.8%
  • Ten: 19.3%
  • ABC1: 10.0%
  • 7TWO 4.2%
  • GO!: 4.2%
  • SBS1: 4.2%
  • 7mate: 3.7%
  • Gem: 3.7%
  • Eleven: 3.7%
  • ABC2: 3.1%
  • One: 1.9%
  • ABC3: 0.8%
  • ABC News 24: 0.5%
  • SBS2: 0.5%

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