ABC’s comedy line-up was a much-needed alternative to wall-to-wall footy coverage and food shows.
The Footy Show’s night last night — well, the AFL version coming out of Melbourne which had its usual dominant night in that market. Adelaide was also Nine’s, but not in Perth, curiously, even though the Freo Dockers are in tomorrow’s Grand Final. The audience in Melbourne was a massive 557,000 viewers for the AFL version, the biggest in any market last night. But there were 119,000 viewers in Perth, which was better than it usually gets in that market. TheNRL Footy Show (which is was one ep away from its GF special), helped Nine in Sydney and Brisbane. And it was Nine’s night in metro and regional markets. All up The Footy Shows managed almost two million viewers between them, live to air and the later repeats, which is a pretty big audience.
Upper Middle Bogan on ABC1 had 1.025 million national/ 673,000 metro/ 352,000 regional viewers and had a nice joke on Michael Kroger, the Victorian Liberal Party identity. It’s A Date started slowly, but finished very well (796,000 national/522,000 metro/ 274,000 regional viewers). How I Met Your Mother started its final series on Seven at 8pm and had 1.063 million national/677,000 metro/ 386,000 regional viewers. Save With Jamie on Ten at 7.30pm had 866,000 national/ 614,000 metro/ 252,000 regional viewers.
Network channel share:
Network main channels:
SBS ONE (4.7%)
Top 5 digital channels:
Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.739 million
Nine News — 1.716 million
The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.671 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.415 million
ABC News — 1.365 million
Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.198 million
Big Brother (Nine) — 1.163 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.135 million
7.30 (ABC1) — 1.091 million
How I Met Your Mother (Seven) — 1.063 million
Top metro programs:
The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.220 million
Nine News — 1.196 million
Seven News — 1.149 milli
Losers: Well, if you didn’t like football or the offerings on ABC1, Jamie Oliver on Ten or some of the foodie programs on SBS, it was a lonely night.Metro news and current affairs: