Nine’s finale of The Farmer Wants a Wife with a marriage proposal netted a very handsome 1.45m viewers last night, as the #1 show of the evening. Figures like that prove there is still life in the franchise and the optimistic idea of finding romance.
By contrast Seven’s new Four Weddings had to settle for 1.1m viewers an hour earlier, just pipped by Hot Property at 1.15m -the show Seven used to screen. Was it the spirit of Nine’s show versus the catty tone of Seven’s that delivered the audience?
Seven’s best performance was left to its early evening Seven News on 1.35m (winning all cities but Sydney) and Today Tonight (1.33m) beating A Current Affair‘s (1.17m). City Homicide continues to struggle in its Wednesday night slot, averaging 824,000.
Also strong last night was The Gruen Transfer once again on 1.4m and Spicks and Specks on 1.32m. ABC again landed ahead of TEN for the evening which couldn’t crack the million all night.
Morning TV wars continue with Sunrise having another dominant win over Today. Its 423,000 thumped Nine’s 300,000. Of late there has been a shift back in Seven’s favour, a nice birthday present for 35yo Producer Adam Boland.
Oprah’s “Aussie surprise” pulled 210,000, up from 124,000 the day before.