(Image: 9Now/The Footy Show)

I have been describing Nine’s AFL Footy Show as DOA for weeks as its ratings collapsed to ever lower record lows. But even I did not think that they would plunge to the point where the program dropped out of the national top 100 programs. 

Finding out the exact figures has become a state secret in TV land. Program number 100 nationally last night was a repeat of Two and A Half Men on Ten with 141,000 people watching. Last week the AFL Footy Show hit Number 67 with 185,000 nationally, so the fall last night was --  at the very least -- 44,000 viewers.