Coded into two episodes the show had 1.33m for its first hour and and 1.32m for the last ever episode.
With Timeshifting numbers it’s likely to climb above the 1.5m figure later.
It’s nowhere near as big as the 2 million it attracted in earlier seasons -but the TV landscape was vastly different 6 years ago. However nor is it as big as current Reality TV finales nor the kind of numbers Howzat pulled only last year.
To be fair, it’s still streets ahead of newer local dramas on TEN and ABC, but it nevertheless suggests the network correctly picked the mood of its audience that it was time to take its leave.
Seven network won the night with a share of 32.2% then Nine 26.9%, TEN 17.9%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 6.1%.
Seven’s other titles were Seven News (1.32m), Today Tonight (1.09m), Home and Away (966,000), and The Mole (864,000) -those kind of numbers suggest it may not warrant three episodes every week. Deal or No Deal was 576,000.
Nine News topped the night with 1.33m for Nine then The Block (1.29m), A Current Affair (1.29m), Agnetha: ABBA and After (962,000), Hot Seat (783,000) and Movie: Muriel’s Wedding (389,000).
Under The Dome did good business for TEN at 998,000 then MasterChef Australia (798,000), TEN News (756,000), The Project (582,000), NCIS: LA (474,000) and The Simpsons (361,000).
ABC News (925,000) led ABC1 then 7:30 (797,000), Kitchen Cabinet (779,000), New Tricks (773,000), At the Movies (421,000) and Time Team (392,000).
On SBS ONE it was Who Do You Think You Are? (276,000), Tour de France (229,000 pre-race / 175,000 race), World News Australia (170,000) and Insight (112,000).
ABC2’s Bananas in Pyjamas topped multichannels with 292,000. Shitsville Express was 129,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 2 July 2013