Matty Johns notches up first win against Nine’s Footy Show

The first episode of Seven’s new rugby league program, The Matty Johns Show, was the resounding ratings winner against Nine rival The Footy Show last night.  

Johns, who was previously part of The Footy Show team, saw his show premier in Sydney and Brisbane with a combined audience of 595,000, according to preliminary overnight OzTam data in the main metro markets.

This was well ahead of The Footy Show which had 266,000 viewers in its 9:30pm time slot.

The Matty Johns Show was broadcast two hours earlier at 7:30pm and was the most-watched show in Sydney and came in sixth place in Brisbane.

In the 7:30 time slot, the show beat Nine’s Getaway in Sydney and Brisbane, which had a combined audience of 475,000. Ten’s So You Think You Can Dance had a combined audience of 376,000.

The ratings win for Seven follows the launch yesterday of its AFL show The Bounce, which premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. It had 546,000 viewers, ahead of Nine’s The Footy Show with 437,000.

Thursday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 25.0%
  • Seven: 24.2%
  • Ten: 20.1%
  • ABC1: 14.3%
  • GO!: 4.5%
  • SBS1: 3.8%
  • 7TWO 2.7%
  • One: 2.6%
  • ABC2: 1.7%
  • ABC3: 0.5%
  • SBS2: 0.5%

Thursday’s most-watched shows:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.305m
  2. Today Tonight Seven 1.221m
  3. A Current Affair Nine 1.176m
  4. The Mentalist Seven 1.054m
  5. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.049m
  6. Nine News Nine 1.038m
  7. ABC News ABC 0.970m
  8. Home and Away Seven 0.937m
  9. Getaway Nine 0.924m
  10. Cougar Town Seven 0.816m
  11. Ten News Ten 0.780m
  12. How I Met Your Mother Seven 0.773m
  13. The 7:30 Report ABC 0.700m
  14. Human Journey ABC 0.649m
  15. NRL on Seven: The Matty Johns Show Seven 0.647m

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