The Footy Show scores viewers for Nine while Ten is left wanting

Channel Ten closed the case on true crime investigation show Wanted to 422,000 viewers last night as 1.202m turned to The Footy Show on Channel Nine instead.

With 1.2m viewers, The Footy Show was the most watched program of the night and the top show in people 25-54, preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam show.

The Footy Show was also the top program in Melbourne, where the AFL finals will be held this weekend. It was also followed by an AFL Footy Show: Grand Final Edition marking the end of the series at 10.30pm, which had 186,000 viewers in the five cities.

Ten’s Wanted: Case Closed was fourth in the 8.30pm timeslot and 21st overall. However it did slightly better in Ten’s target demographic of 25-54s where the program was rated 16th for the night.

ABC1 drama Upper Middle Bogan had 673,000 viewers, making it second in the 8.30pm timeslot.

Meanwhile Seven showed feature film The Change-Up, featuring Ryan Reynolds, and had 455,000 viewers, ranking it just above Wanted as 19th for the night and 11th in people 25-54.

Ten’s best performer in another bad night was an episode of Jamie Oliver cooking show Save With Jamie on at 7.30pm. The show had 614,000 viewers, was 13th for the night, and eighth in people 25-54.

Meanwhile, Channel Nine’s Big Brother had 817,000 total viewers in the same timeslot, making it eighth for the night and second in people 25-54s.

In the battle between 5.30pm game shows, Channel Nine’s Hot Seat had more viewers than Million Dollar Minute on Seven, with Hot Seat winning 601,000 viewers, while Million Dollar Minute had 572,000.

However Seven won the morning battle with 340,000 viewers for Sunrise above 302,000 for Channel Nine’s Today.

Nine had a clear win of the night with 28.1 per cent of the audience share while Seven had 18.1 per cent.

Ten’s audience share was 10.3 per cent last night, meaning its average remains only just over 10 per cent for the week to date, one of its worst showings so far this year. Seven is ahead for the week so far with a share for the week of 24.6 per cent. Nine is on 21.7 per cent for the week.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Footy Show Nine 1.202m
  2. Nine News Nine 1.196m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.149m
  4. A Current Affair Nine 956,000
  5. Today Tonight Seven 944,000
  6. ABC News ABC1 898,000
  7. Home and Away Seven 886,000
  8. Big Brother Nine 817,000
  9. 7.30 ABC1 684,000
  10. How I Met Your Mother Seven 677,000
  11. Upper Middle Bogan ABC1 673,000
  12. Catalyst ABC1 623,000
  13. Save With Jamie Ten 614,000
  14. Clarke and Dawe ABC1 611,000
  15. ABC News ABC1 601,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine 28.1%
  • Seven 18.1%
  • ABC1 11.9%
  • Ten 10.3%
  • SBS ONE 4.7%
  • Network GO! 4.3%
  • 7mate 4.0%
  • 7TWO 3.7%
  • ABC2 3.5%
  • ELEVEN 3.4%
  • Gem 2.8%
  • ONE 1.6%
  • ABC News 24 1.4%
  • SBS 2 1.0%
  • ABC3 0.8%
  • NITV 0.3%

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Megan Reynolds


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