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The Front Bar (Image: Channel 7)

Thanks, Seven, for broadcasting the Front Bar just after Big Brother which ran over past 9pm once again, and again proved its cringe-worthiness.

The Front Bar added viewers from its return last week to average 566,000 nationally. It was a good warm up for the return of the AFL to Seven tonight, with Richmond playing Collingwood before an audience of 80,000 cardboard cutouts. It will certainly out-rate the NRL game on Nine -- and if you don’t like that, Netflix it!

Seven will be thankful of the AFL because Big Brother’s slow sag continued last night. Seven won the night easily from Nine and Ten, though Ten's MasterChef (1.27 million) easily beat Big Brother (1.06 million), including the stronger eviction segment (1.10 million, down 191,000 viewers from Monday’s return).