Qi bumped as ABC repeats Angry Boys
Sorry Stephen Fry, ABC1 would rather play more Chris Lilley.
ABC must be unhappy with the ratings for Angry Boys given it has decided to hold over episodes of Qi to repeat last week’s episode.
Qi (Episode 7) originally scheduled to screen at 9:25pm on Tuesday June 21 has been bumped to 10:20 on ABC2. A repeat episode of Angry Boys (which was originally on ABC2) will now screen in its place.
Last week’s episode pulled just 569,000 viewers, well down on its premiere of 1.36m.
The show went up against the second State of Origin match, although media reports and online comment would suggest the drop is not solely attributed to the lure of the big game.
ABC will also schedule another repeat a week after the State of Origin decider.
Qi (Episode 10) originally scheduled to screen at 9:25pm on Tuesday July 12 has also been bumped to 10:20pm on ABC2. Another repeat of Angry Boys (episode 9) will screen in its place.
But what about Lawrence Leung? He also went up against the State of Origin, pulled a lower figure of 457,000 and unlikely Chris Lilley.