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Q+A was useless last night. The sniping and snarking and smirking just didn’t grab viewers, attracting 368,000 nationally. That's nowhere near enough for a program with such a high profile. 

The Front Bar also struggled, with 426,000 viewers. But, even with no AFL, Seven still won the night. Seven News, Home and Away and The Chase Australia all performed well. Nine dozed off with the NRL (582,000) and Ten snapped up the demos with MasterChef (772,000 for the usual small Thursday night episode) and then Gogglebox Australia straight after (791,000). At least you can say Ten was trying.

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