Footy Show finale beats Front Bar, Seven wins Thursday.
Ratings: More viewers interested in Cassie leaving Bachelor than Justin Milne leaving ABC. But was that Footy Show's swansong?
There were a lot of moving parts to Thursday’s schedule, with TEN managing second place in primary channels. But in the end Seven emerged victor for the night.
The Bachelor had an easy win its timeslot while Nine and Seven screened different titles in different cities. Cassie was sent packing to the tune of 835,000 viewers, ahead of Justin Milne sent packing (by his own hand) with 572,000 on 7:30.
A Footy Show (season) finale looked like it was a last-ever edition as it reminisced over the show’s 25 year history. Both AFL / NRL editions bowed out with 472,000 to The Front Bar‘s 372,000. In Melbourne Nine averaged 247,000 to Seven’s 229,000.
Elsewhere Seven News, ABC News and The Chase won their slots.
Seven network won Thursday with 29.7% then Nine 23.7%, TEN 23.2%, ABC 15.9% and SBS 7.6%.
Seven News was #1 for Seven with 868,000 / 867,000 then Home and Away (523,000 in various cities), The Chase (496,000 / 295,000), The Front Bar (362,000). Movie: The Shawshank Redemption drew 171,000 in 2 cities.
Nine News (818,000 / 788,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (675,000), The Footy Show (472,000), Hot Seat (412,00 / 253,000), Driving Test (262,000 in 2 cities) and RBT (248,000 in 2 cities).
The Bachelor (835,000) and Gogglebox (635,000) were best on TEN followed by The Project (487,000 / 313,000), TEN Eyewitness News (342,000) and Pointless (226,000).
ABC News (715,000) won its slot for ABC then 7:30 (572,000), Grand Designs Australia (484,000), Loch Ness (329,000), and Sammy J (266,000). QI was 141,000.
On SBS it was Tony Robinson Down Under (296,000), War and Peace (213,000 / 171,000), SBS World News (121,000), and The Chef’s Line (60,000). Outlander drew 59,000.
7TWO’s Father Brown topped multichannels at 182,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 27 September 2018
Photo: Les O’Rourke