Packed to the Rafters shows no sign of letting up, last night passing the magical 2m mark.
In its second last week, the show grabbed 2.016m viewers, Tuesday’s #1 most-watched programme for total viewers, 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.
Together with Seven’s other formidable Tuesday line-up the network romped home with a 37.2% share over Nine’s 23.7% and TEN’s 21.3%. By the barest of margins, TEN finished the night first in the 16-39yo demographic with 30.5% to Seven’s 30.2%.
Mark Priestley’s final All Saints appearance also scored with 1.4m viewers.
Rafters will see the year out as the most successful new drama of 2008 (blame an Underbelly ban for that?). Rafters concludes next week with a non-cliffhanger episode that returns to romantic character arcs. While fans of Hey Dad will see Chris Truswell make a guest appearance, there are two regular cast members who won’t even make it into the finale.
It will be bolstered by a special one-hour Find My Family which revisits families since they first met on the show and reunites even more relatives who have been found since the series began.
Get out the Kleenex.