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Getaway’s audience goes away but so does Matty Johns’

Seven’s The Matty Johns Show and Nine’s Getaway both took a battering on Thursday night in the face of Aaron Harvie’s elimination from Masterchef.

The Matty Johns Show was 15th for the night in Sydney and 10th in Brisbane while the audience for Nine’s Getaway melted to 715,000 – 17th for the night.

In other markets Seven showed a Vicar Of Dibley Easter special which placed sixth in Perth, 10th in Adelaide and 12th in Melbourne.  

A Seven source argued that The Matty Johns Show is doing its job as a spoiler for Nine’s The Footy Show, which is in the later 9.30pm slot, telling Mumbrella: “Matthew has destroyed The Footy Show in Sydney and Brisbane. That’s what counts.”

The Footy Show was in 26th place in Sydney and 27th in Brisbane.

Nine had a somewhat different interpretation to Seven’s, with a source telling Mumbrella: “With a string of recent failed shows, Seven has now lowered the bar so low that an average of 213k at 7.30pm over the past fortnight is a triumph according to its spokesman. Leckie predicted 2 million for this hour – he’s about 1.2 million short. Any more victories like this and he’ll be raising the white flag.”

Seven’s share dipped below 20% last night, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

The big winner for Thursday was Ten, with Masterchef delivering another weekday season high for the show, pulling in 2.2m viewers.

Much of the audience carried through to the return of Bondi Vet which was third for the night.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 2.206m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.356m
  3. Bondi Vet Ten 1.323m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.268m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.163m
  6. Sea Patrol Nine 1.163m
  7. A Current Affair Nine 1.089m
  8. ABC News ABC 1.058m
  9. Two and a Half Men Nine 0.995m
  10. Home and Away Seven 0.959m
  11. The 7PM Project Ten 0.952m
  12. Ten News Ten 0.848m
  13. Law and Order: SVU Ten 0.843m
  14. How I Met Your Mother – Episode 2 Seven 0.760m
  15. The Footy Show Nine 0.743m

Thursday’s share:

  • Ten: 25.7%
  • Nine: 22.5%
  • Seven: 19.9%
  • ABC1: 14.0%
  • SBS1: 5.7%
  • GO!: 5.4%
  • 7TWO 2.6%
  • ABC2: 2.0%
  • One: 1.0%
  • ABC3: 0.8%
  • SBS2: 0.5%
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