The Front Bar beats Footy Show special

Ahead of the AFL grand final viewers turn to Seven's laid back footy show rather than Nine's nostalgic special.

Footy fever is in the air.

The Front Bar drew 445,000 metro viewers, well ahead of a 30 Years of the Footy Show Grand Final‘s 205,000 in 3 cities. Even in AFL heartland of Melbourne, it was Seven’s current team (247,000) that trumped Nine’s nostalgic special (137,000) -despite the later slot.

The Chase topped entertainment at 462,000 / 311,000.

Gogglebox was 435,000 then 7:30 (379,000) and Foreign Correspondent (275,000).

Seven network won Thursday with 30.4% then Nine 27.8%, ABC 16.5%, 10 16.3% and SBS 9.0%.

Seven News was #1 at 797,000 / 792,000. An extended Home & Away was down at 392,000 / 366,000.

Nine News (705,000 / 692,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair led with 572,000 then Hot Seat (353,000 / 293,000). RBT was 190,000 with Emergency at 151,000.

ABC News pulled 466,000. Grand Designs: House of the Year was 260,000 then Griff’s Great Australian Rail Trip (193,000) and The Drum (120,000).

The Project drew 261,000 / 164,000 then 10 News First 201,000 / 153,000. Michael Hing: Long Live The Hing (115,000) and a Cheap Seats replay (71,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (130,000 / 96,000), Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro (128,000), Mastermind (66,000), Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico (53,000) and Crime (43,000) -which has boomed in Total TV numbers.

The Morning Show: 118,000 / 73,000
Today Extra: 115,000 / 77,000

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

Crime: 319,000
MKR: 571,000
Home & Away: 852,000
Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro:  277,000
Gogglebox: 758,000
Grand Designs: House of the Year:  482,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 28 September 2023

4 Responses

  1. A very quiet night again and indicative of viewers still continuing to abandon free-to-air at pace. It was the eve of a public holiday in Victoria but very evident that few are staying around after 9.00pm.

  2. A walk around the block with Julia has more viewers than Ten News “First” and the hanging on by a thread The Project. Even though news is cheap to produce, how much longer can Ten’s figures (plus flow on to prime time) be sustained?

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