The Front Bar continues to grow, delivering Seven a Thursday night win

Seven’s AFL panel show The Front Bar has continued to gain audiences, growing to a new high of 512,000 metro viewers last night, up from 464,000 the week prior.

The show’s building success comes as Nine cancelled the AFL Footy Show due to dwindling ratings.

Thursday night was also a winner for Ten’s Masterchef, which saw its audience jump from 636,000 metro viewers the week prior to 680,000. Masterchef also took the win in all three key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Ten also landed the second spot in the first two demographics, with Ambulance Australia in 16-39s and The Project in 18-49s. Nine News took the second spot in the 25-54s.

Seven News was the most watched program overall with 995,000 metro viewers tuning into the first half and 953,000 for the second half which airs as Today Tonight in some cities. Nine News brought in 928,000 for the first half and 883,000 for the second.

ABC News saw 653,000 viewers tuning in, while 7.30 brought in 502,000. Ten’s latest 6pm offering of Celebrity Name Game, which has been on the air for almost two weeks, has dropped to 243,000 from the premiere figure of 314,000.

Nine was the most watched channel overall by metro viewers in the key advertising demographic of 25-54s, holding 20.1%, while a strong performance from 7mate gave Seven the network win on 31.2%.

In the 16-39 metro viewers, Ten was the winner with 22.5%, while Seven just edged ahead as a network with 30.7%.

Seven’s strong overall performance gave them the audience share edge, with the main channel holding 21.2% of the share, followed by Nine on 19.6% and Ten on 14.0%. ABC held 10.3%.

At a network level it was a similar story, Seven Network sat on 32.6% followed by Nine on 26.0%, Ten on 19.9% and ABC on 15.4%.


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