Ten chat show The Circle struggles with only 50,000 viewers

Ten’s all female chat show The Circle is struggling to maintain viewers, while Seven’s new AFL program The Bounce notched up its first win against Nine’s The Footy Show.  

The Circle yesterday managed only 50,000 average viewers in its 10am to noon time slot, according to preliminary overnight OzTam data for the main metro markets.

This was a marked decline from its launch episode earlier this year which saw 78,000 tune in – albeit when Nine was airing repackaged Kerrie-Anne episodes during the summer.

The Circle has also dropped below the 68,000 average of its predecessor 9am with David and Kim.

By comparison, yesterday The Morning Show on Seven attracted a commanding 172,000, followed by Nine’s Kerrie-Anne with 104,000.

Ten is also struggling to grow the share of its talk show The 7PM Project, which is struggling to rate in its time slot against repeats of Two and a Half Men on Nine and Seven’s Home and Away.

Last night, The 7PM Project attracted 682,000, while both the Seven and Nine shows had over one million respectively. However, it did manage to marginally beat Home and Away among viewers aged 16-39.

Meanwhile, ahead of tonight’s launch of Seven’s new program The Matty Johns Show, its AFL equivalent The Bounce premiered in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, attracting 546,000 viewers ahead of Nine’s The Footy Show with 437,000.

Wednesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 28.4%
  • Nine: 26.9%
  • Ten: 18.1%
  • ABC1: 14.5%
  • SBS1: 3.8%
  • GO!: 3.1%
  • 7TWO 2.2%
  • ABC2: 1.5%
  • One: 0.8%
  • ABC3: 0.4%
  • SBS2: 0.3%

Wednesday’s most-watched shows:

  1. Customs Nine 1.349m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.308m
  3. A Current Affair Nine 1.294m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.228m
  5. Criminal Minds – Episode 1 Seven 1.199m
  6. RPA Nine 1.131m
  7. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.117m
  8. Nine News Nine 1.105m
  9. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.082m
  10. Spicks and Specks ABC 1.079m
  11. Home and Away Seven 1.035m
  12. ABC News ABC 0.994m
  13. Criminal Minds – Episode 2 Seven 0.968m
  14. The Biggest Loser Ten 0.873m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.821m

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