More than two million Australians tuned in for the birth of the Rafters baby last night as Channel Seven’s popular drama closed its second season.
‘Ruby Louise Rafter’ finally arrived after screaming scenes from Julie Rafter (Rebecca Gibney) in a very quintessentially Australian episode full of comedy, drama and heartfelt moments. It capped off an extraordinary run for the drama on Seven this year, regularly attracting figures of around 1.9m.
Along with Unlikely Animal Friends (1.37m) the network romped home with a 34.6% share last night, thrashing its nearest rival, Nine on 25.5%.
The best the rest could manage was 1.13m for Two and a Half Men. Even TEN’s penultimate Celebrity MasterChef had to settle for 1.08m viewers as Alex Lloyd was cut from the pack.
ABC’s Jail Birds lost ground in its second week, down to 542,000 while East West 101 signed off with 131,000.