TV ratings: The Farmer hurts Gruen Transfer

Ad industry TV show The Gruen Transfer lost out in the ratings to the series finale of The Farmer Wants A Wife last night, finishing with an audience below 1m for the first time this series.  

In what has become one of Nine’s most competitive weeks of the ratings year so far, the network’s The Farmer Wants A Wife picked up an average audience of nearly 1.5m, according to preliminary TV ratings from OzTam. It means that Nine still has a narrow ratings lead over Seven for the week.

It took Nine to a ratings share for the evening of 30.6%, ahead of Seven’s 27.2%. After a good start to the week, Ten fell back to 21%, not far ahead of the ABC’s 17.2%. SBS took 4%.

The night’s viewing was down across the board for what is usually a strong night for the ABC. The Gruen Transfer did fractionally under a million viewers, while Spicks And Specks was just under 1.1m.

Last night’s top 15 TV shows:

  1. Seven News – Seven 1.6m
  2. The Farmer Wants A Wife – Nine 1.5m
  3. Today Tonight – Seven 1.4m
  4. The Biggest Loser – Ten 1.2m
  5. Australia’s Got Talent – Seven 1.2m
  6. Criminal Minds – Seven 1.2m
  7. A Current Affair – Nine 1.1m
  8. Nine News – Nine 1.1m
  9. Home and Away – Seven 1.1m
  10. The Mentalist – Nine 1.1m
  11. ABC News – ABC 1.1m
  12. Spicks and Specks – ABC 1.1m
  13. Two and a Half Men – Nine 1m
  14. The Gruen Transfer – ABC 1m
  15. Beyond The Darklands – Seven 0.9m

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