1.5m farewell All Saints
Australian viewers last night bid a fond farewell to long-running drama and for once propped up its lead in, instead of the reverse.
Australian viewers last night bid a fond farewell to long-running drama All Saints.
The show netted a huge 1.51m viewers for its 70 minute finale -an excellent result given its timeslot. It was streets ahead of the competition: Lie to Me (974,000), Qi (578,000) and Aussie Ladette to Lady (574,000).
The finale featured a montage remembering its favourite actors and a celebratory drink at its favourite watering hole, with actress Judith McGrath afforded the final camera shot, in keeping with her longevity on the show.
Exiting on such good figures will reiterate the fan argument that the 12 season show was unnecessarily axed by Seven.
Seven stormed home on Tuesday, with Packed to the Rafters nudging the 2m mark. After months of supporting All Saints, last night it was probably the other way round, with many viewers clearly returning for the finale episode. One actor, Luke Pegler, was lucky enough to appear in both episodes.
Amended: NCIS pulled a very good 1.37m, 20 to 1 was 1.24m but Nine’s phony Seinfeld Reunion pt 2 (Curb Your Enthusiasm) was snubbed at 596,000 with Jason Alexander and Michael Richards nowhere to be seen.
Aussie drama East West 101, alas, limped out on 141,000 -languishing in an impossible timeslot. SBS would kill to have a drama anywhere near as popular as one no longer wanted by Seven.