Eddie wigs up as Nine clinches Thursday
Ratings: The Bachelorette tops entertainment shows, but lengthy Footy Show helps Nine win the night.
The Bachelorette was Thursday’s top entertainment show at 809,000 viewers.
It was down on last Thursday but still topped the demos for a second night in a row. Part of that may have been due to a public holiday eve in Melbourne and competition from Nine’s Footy Show grand final in an earlier slot.
While there will be temptations to compare final episodes of Nine & Seven AFL shows, it’s important to note both their running time and start times were not equal. However Nine’s finished higher at 432,000 than Seven’s on 299,000. Bizarrely World’s Funniest Top 10 Countdown outranked 515,000 its own AFL show, perhaps an indication that viewers swarmed to the Player Revue where it ran overtime. That saw Eddie McGuire impersonating Neil Diamond in a dedication to Caroline Wilson, and Rebecca Maddern and AFLW players bring down the curtain.
Glitch was down once more for ABC at a disappointing 215,000. TEN’s Wrong Girl was also down.
Seven News, ACA & The Chase won early slots.
Nine network won Thursday with 30.0% then Seven 28.3%, TEN 19.3%, ABC 14.3% and SBS 8.0%.
Nine News (885,000 / 845,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (756,000), World’s Funniest Top 10 Countdown (515,000), AFL Footy Show (432,000 in 3 cities), Hot Seat (423,000 / 273,000). The NRL Footy Show was 285,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News was #1 with 922,000 / 867,000 for Seven then Home and Away (623,000), The Chase (537,000 / 342,000) and The Front Bar (299,000 in 3 cities). Footy’s Funniest was 278,000 in 3 cities and a Make You LOL special was 238,000.
The Bachelorette won its slot for TEN with 809,000 then The Project (515,000 / 327,000), TEN Eyewitness News (408,000), The Wrong Girl (361,000) and Family Feud (282,000).
ABC News (687,000), 7:30 (521,000), Short Cuts to Glory: Matt Okine vs Food (279,000), Glitch (215,000) and Grand Designs (201,000) comprised ABC’s night. The Murder Detectives was just 122,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (308,000), Gourmet Farmer (273,000), Bosch (165,000), SBS World News (140,000).
7TWO’s Father Brown had a holy 254,000 on multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 28 September 2017.