Thursday all about “our girl” Bec

Ratings: Rebecca Maddern gave as good as she got on The Footy Show, and sent its numbers to a 6 year high in Melbourne.


In Melbourne they just couldn’t get enough of Rebecca Maddern last night.

The debut of the new Footy Show presenter was the #1 show in town where 425,000 made it the best number for the show in 6 years (excluding Grand Final editions). Nationally it scored 582,000 in 3 AFL-leaning cities and helped Nine to win the night.

Maddern gave as good as she got last night from her new colleagues, showing plenty of knowledge about the game and overcoming some early nerves by the end of the night. On social media there was some division over her casting -not unexpected with the show’s rusted-on audience.

But there were also other returning shows last night. Gogglebox won its timeslot for TEN with 629,000. Topping two demos it was also the best on TEN all evening. My France with Manu managed a win in its timeslot with 713,000 for Seven while the return of The Checkout pulled 653,000 for ABC.

Nine network won with 31.4% then Seven 25.5%, ABC 18.3%, TEN 17.8% and SBS 7.1%.

Nine News drew 954,000 / 941,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (870,000), The Footy Show (582,000 in 3 cities), Hot Seat (552,000), NRL Thursday (486,000 in 2 cities) and RBT (392,000 in 3 cities).

Seven News was #1 for Seven on 1.00m / 917,000 then My France with Manu (713,000), Home and Away (709,000), The Chase (607,000 / 419,000) and Australian Swimming Championships (350,000 in 4 cities).

ABC News (824,000) was best for ABC then 7:30 (662,000), The Checkout (653,000), Janet King (608,000), Antiques Roadshow (285,000) and Utopia (268,000).

Gogglebox was best for TEN with 629,000. Modern Family was 565,000 / 526,000, The Project was 502,000 / 384,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 360,000.

On SBS it was Inside Heston’s World (218,000), Gourmet Farmer (180,000), Destination Flavour Scandinavia (170,000), SBS World News (125,000) and The Last Panthers (87,000).

Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of multichannels with 219,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 7 April 2016

8 Responses

  1. Loved the return of gogglebox. During the swimming coverage when they had their promo for there olympic commentator coverage they made a big deal of snaring mel McLaughlin giving her last billing and a dramatic and……. i think she will do well i always enjoy sevens coverage.

  2. I thought Bec was fantastic and it was very refreshing to see a true professional host the show, I just hope she becomes permanent. As has been mentioned I also believe they need a professional comedian on the set all the time. Trevor was fantastic and great with the one lines, Sam’s jokes for the most part are like him… old and tired.

  3. Bec was great last night. Yes she may have yelled at the beginning when she first came out but I think that was because of the crowd.

    She got a funny gag away early about her grandfather and sam. Proves she knows her stuff and im sure she is relieved the 1st show is out of the way. Still weird not seeing her on sunrise

  4. She was good….Didn’t get sucked in to any of the boys rubbish and asked some intelligent questions the boys could not have thought up themselves.
    Having said that….does not mean I will come back and watch it every week and the school boys were still school boys. The worst thing this show ever did was get rid of Trevor Marmalade….a real comedian. Bring him back or that concept back and then the jokes will not be the same every week.

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