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Nine shifts Qantas funded Ready for Takeoff to Wednesday and sees audience soar

Ready for TakeoffNine has shifted its Qantas-funded documentary Ready for Takeoff to Wednesday evenings from Fridays and saw a lift in its ratings as a result.

Airing at 8pm the show got 698,000 metro viewers according to OzTam metro overnight ratings. Tonight Seven’s Westpac funded Air Rescue returns to screens for a third series from 8pm.

Ready for Takeoff won the 8pm timeslot, out-rating Ten’s Modern Family which was watched by 525,000. Both shows beat Seven’s Aussie Barbecue Heroes which only grabbed 479,000.

The 8pm episode of Modern Family was the most-watched show amongst 16-39 year olds. The 7.30pm episode of the US sitcom was watched by 481,000.

Nine just managed to win the evening with an audience share of 18.7 per cent, just ahead of Seven’s share of 18.5 per cent. Ten claimed third place with a share of 12.2 per cent as the ABC settled for a share of 11.6 per cent.

However when secondary channels are accounted for, Seven won the night with an overall share of 28.1 per cent while the Nine Network finished on a total share of 27.2 per cent.

Seven’s Home and Away was the most watched non-news show of the evening, pulling in 754,000 metro viewers.

In the 8.30pm timeslot, Nine’s Bangkok Airport was watched by 522,000. Seven’s Blindspot, which aired from 9pm, had an audience of 469,000.

Seven News at 6.30pm was the most-watched program with a metro audience of 1.060m viewers having pulled in 1.040m at 6pm. Nine News grabbed 926,000 at 6pm, growing to 941,000 from 6.30pm.

Ratings data is copyright OzTAM and may not be reproduced, published or communicated without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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