So You Think You Can Dance less watched than The Man With The Biggest Testicle

Man with the biggest testiclesTen’s bid to build a bigger audience for So You Think You Can Dance by moving it to the less competitive Thursday night slot did not work out last night, as the flagship shiny floor show finished fourth in its timeslot again with 318,000 viewers.

At 9.30pm Seven showed a repeat of The Man With the Biggest Testicles, about an American man with extreme scrotal elephantiasis who died this week, which got 431,000 metro viewers last night, after it won its timeslot when up against The Bachelor in September.

Ten’s So You Think You Can Dance had 318,000 metro viewers at 7.30pm, failing to pick up more viewers than it had in the competitive Sunday night slot where it debuted to 466,000 and sunk as low as 313,000. Ten had tried moving the show from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in its third week, and then rescheduled it to Thursdays at 7.30pm this week.

However, Seven did not show its regular programming between 6.30pm and 9.30pm as it showed the AFL game between Geelong and Adelaide, dragging the numbers for its evening regular schedule down.

The Block won the timeslot with 1.121m for Channel Nine, and ABC1 followed with 7.30 and The Checkout with more than 760,000 viewers for each.

ABC1 legal drama Janet King won the 8.30pm timeslot with 740,000 as The Footy Show had 678,000 on Channel Nine and Channel Seven’s investigation into Qantas Flight 32 averaged 675,000 across all markets but Adelaide.

Janet King was most timeshifted show gaining 129,000 metro viewers during the week to push its audience up to 886,000 for last Thursday’s episode. The Block was the second most time-shifted show, raising its audience by 111,000 increased by 80,000.

Nine won the news and current affairs battle with 1.083m for Nine News, and 936,000 for Nine News at 6.30pm, while Seven had 1.075m for the first half hour of news and 839,000 for the second when it cut out in Adelaide. A Current Affair won the 7pm timeslot for Nine with 845,000 as Home and Away averaged 728,000.

Nine won the night with a 23.6 per cent share of the audience as Seven had 21.8 per cent and Ten’s audience share was 10.1 per cent behind ABC1’s 13.3 per cent.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Block: Fans v Faves Nine 1.121m
  2. Nine News Nine 1,083m
  3. Seven News Seven 1,075m
  4. Nine News 6:30 Nine 936,000
  5. A Current Affair Nine 845,000
  6. Seven News / Today Tonight Seven 839,000
  7. ABC News ABC1 807,000
  8. The Checkout ABC1 799,000
  9. 7.30 ABC1 761,000
  10. Janet King ABC1 740,000
  11. Home and Away Seven 728,000
  12. Border Security – Australia’s Front Line (R) Seven 723,000
  13. The Footy Show Nine 678,000
  14. Air Crash Investigations: Qantas Flight 32 Seven 675,000
  15. ABC News ABC1 629,000

Thursday’s share:

  • ABC1 13.3%
  • ABC2 3.4%
  • ABC3 1.2%
  • ABC News 24 2.3%
  • Seven 21.8%
  • 7TWO 3.0%
  • 7mate 4.5%
  • Nine 23.6%
  • GO! 4.0%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • TEN 10.1%
  • ONE 2.1%
  • ELEVEN 3.0%
  • SBS ONE 3.9%
  • SBS 2 0.8%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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