Hot Seat beats Deal (for real)
No extra share from GO! This time Hot Seat beats Deal or No Deal fair and square. But what's with the NRL Footy Show?
Nine had another win on Thursday, clinching a 30% share with wins by Getaway (1.16m) and new CSI (1.14m).
But its best news was Hot Seat (610,000) defeating Deal or No Deal (594,000). Unlike previous wins where GO! shares boosted Eddie McGuire’s show, this time it was a fair and square win. It follows Hot Seat just 9,000 behind on Wednesday and 10,000 on Tuesday. Ironically, on Monday when it had a $1M question it was way behind. Earlier this week Andrew O’Keefe told TV Tonight the stoush was now about “127 to 3”.
More concerning for Nine was the performance of its NRL Footy Show Grand Final. In Sydney it took a paltry 225,000 and 127,000. Last week, the AFL final took 583,000 in Melbourne (it was an hour earlier, and a much bigger event at Rod Laver Arena). Last night’s show is also copping flak for its comedy stunts which involved handballing baby dolls (referred to on the show as Wendell Sailor babies, they have since been dubbed “black babies”) and the use of a live eel. The eel was even dropped onto the floor.
At the end of the show, Vautin confirmed the show would return in 2010.
Elsewhere last night Glee took 960,000 -but did tops in demos, better than Rush on 944,000. Seven’s Chronicles of Narnia averaged 892,000 across its screening.
A replay of Spicks and Specks (121,000) edged ahead of Junkyard Wars (105,000) on ABC2.
Nine wins its second night of the week from hell, and is now in front for the week. Thankyou Daryl Somers.