Big finish for Glee on Ten as Fox8 gets ready for its turn

Thursday night belonged to Ten, with massive audiences for Masterchef and the Glee finale, while David Leckie’s “shit show” Cougar Town lived down to expectations delivering an audience of just 519,000.   

The strong night for Ten sees the network heading into the weekend neck-and-neck with Nine, which was lifted by Wednesday’s State Of Origin.

According to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam, Ten won Thursday night with a massive 27.8% share, well ahead of Nine’s 22.1% and Seven’s 19.1%.

With five nights of the ratings week gone, Nine has a share of 24.5%, Ten has 24.1% and Seven is on 22.4%.

Meanwhile, Fox 8 announced today that Glee will be the cornerstone of musical Monday nights from next month. From August 2, the pay TV channel will air Glee from its first episode, followed by UK reality series Pineapple Dance Studios.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 2.143m
  2. Glee Ten 1.620m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.437m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.321m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.240m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.116m
  7. Sea Patrol Nine 1.044m
  8. Home and Away Seven 1.009m
  9. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.008m
  10. ABC News ABC 1.001m
  11. Law and Order: SVU Ten 0.973m
  12. The 7PM Project Ten 0.936m
  13. Ten News Ten 0.896m
  14. Miracles ABC 0.836m
  15. The Footy Show Nine 0.818m

Thursday’s station share:

  • Ten: 27.8%
  • Nine: 22.1%
  • Seven: 19.9%
  • ABC1: 13.3%
  • SBS1: 5.1%
  • GO!: 4.4%
  • 7TWO 3.0%
  • ABC2: 2.5%
  • ABC3: 0.8%
  • One: 0.7%
  • SBS2: 0.5%

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