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So You Think You Can Dance hits lows and highs as Seven’s share slumps

Ten posted its lowest ever ratings for So You Think You Can Dance last night with 278,000 metro viewers for the main show, however its audience lifted to 418,000 for the results announcement at the end of the program.

Ten then averaged 479,000 for Law and Order: SVU which followed the shiny floor show at 9.08pm, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

So You Think You Can Dance was moved from Sundays to the less competitive Thursday night timeslot last month and but has failed to recover in the new timeslot as it averaged 318,000 on March 20 and 333,000 last week. It launched to 466,000 viewers on February 10, and had previously been as low as 313,000.

Nine comfortably won the night with a share of 26.4 per cent, while Seven’s share plummeted to just 17.2 per cent. ABC1 had a 14.1 per cent audience share and Ten’s was 9.8 per cent.

Meanwhile the final Thursday night episode of The Block brought 1.372m metro viewers to Channel Nine, winning in all people and the network’s target demographic of people 25-54.

And ABC1 had 818,000 for The Checkout, competing in the timeslot from 8pm and then posted its biggest audience yet for legal drama Janet King which averaged 831,000 from 8.30pm. Previously the highest audience for the Crownies spinoff series had been 824,000 for the launch on February 28.

Seven’s top performers were Seven News and Seven News 6.30pm/Today Tonight, with 979,000 and 899,000. Home and Away averaged 869,000 across the five cities and Border Security followed in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth with 485,000.

Border Security was not on in Melbourne or Adelaide where Home and Away is billed as having run for 90 minutes and two hours respectively. It was on for an hour in all other markets.

Seven’s new program Strip the City, which investigated the underground network of London, England, had 499,000 viewers in the five city metro.

Nine had the three top programs of the night in all people as Nine News averaged 1.082m from 6pm and 1.048m from 6.30pm and the three most popular shows in the 25-54 demographic with The Block, The Footy Show and Nine News.

The Footy Show, on in all five cities, averaged 865,000from 8.41pm after The Block.

Nine won the night with 26.4 per cent of the audience share as Seven had 17.2 per cent. ABC1 had a 14.1 per cent audience share and Ten’s was 9.8 per cent.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Block Fans v Faves Nine 1.372m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.082m
  3. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.048m
  4. Seven News Seven 979,000
  5. A Current Affair Nine 944,000
  6. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 899,000
  7. Home and Away Seven 869,000
  8. The Footy Show Nine 865,000
  9. Janet King ABC1 831,000
  10. The Checkout ABC1 818,000
  11. ABC News ABC1 812,000
  12. ABC News ABC1 752,000
  13. 7.30 ABC1 652,000
  14. Hot Seat Nine 606,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 588,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine 26.4%
  • Seven 17.2%
  • ABC1 14.1%
  • TEN 9.8%
  • 7mate 5.2%
  • SBS ONE 4.4%
  • GO! 4.2%
  • 7TWO 3.9%
  • ELEVEN 3.5%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • ABC2 2.7%
  • ONE 2.2%
  • ABC News 24 1.3%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • SBS 2 0.7%
  • NITV 0.2%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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