Footy Show scandal, NRL combo delivers for Nine

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The combination of a Footy Show scandal and NRL helped Nine to an unsurprising win last night.

The Footy Show, which dissected the mateship breakdown between its castmates Billy Brownless & Garry Lyon, drew 528,000 in 3 cities. That was its biggest number in 3 years outside of a grand final edition. In Melbourne where the scandal has been volatile, 377,000 was the biggest season opener in 5 years.

TEN’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here grew to 780,000 for the elimination moment of Anthony Callea. ABC’s Jack Irish grew by 36,000. Seven put in a good performance given the heated competition.

Nine network won with 29.7% then Seven 27.1%, TEN 18.3%, ABC 18.1% and SBS 6.7%.

Nine News was 944,000 / 896,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (680,000 in 4 cities), The Footy Show (528,000 in 3 cities), Hot Seat (493,000) and NRL Thursday (433,000 in 2 cities).

Seven News (973,000 /920,000) topped the night for Seven then Home and Away (701,000), The Chase (504,000 / 349,000), Movie: Pitch Perfect (471,000) and The Big Bang Theory (448,000).

The bulk of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 702,000 for TEN. The Project was 503,000 / 452,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 462,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 405,000.

ABC News (775,000), 7:30 (707,000), Jack Irish (617,000), Hatch Match & Dispatch (522,000) and No Offence (299,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Food Safari Fire (257,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London (199,000), What’s The Right Diet For You? (153,000), The Bridge (124,000) and SBS World News (108,000).

Neighbours was back on top of multichannels at 227,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 10 March 2016.

11 Comments:

  1. Steered clear of the footy show. Watched im a celeb then jack irish. David on a side note do we know what nine is doing yet with 20/20 cricket cant see anything in epg on any of nines channels?

    • 9 are obliged to show Australian games and semis/final (maybe just final) through the anti siphoning list. So they’ll show those. First Aus game is against NZ next Friday night.

        • That part of the WT20 is on the anti siphoning list. 9, as rights holders, have to show these. Would be pretty silly to buy the rights then not show the games that involve Australia, now wouldn’t it Tex?

          • “That part of the WT20 is on the anti siphoning list. 9, as rights holders, have to show these.”

            One doesn’t follow from the other. The fact that something is on the anti-siphoning list doesn’t require anyone at all to show it – even if they have bought the rights. On the other hand, the contract with CA probably does…

            “Would be pretty silly to buy the rights then not show the games that involve Australia, now wouldn’t it Tex?”

            Yup. But simply being on the list doesn’t oblige them to show it, and they’ve done sillier things in the past.

            People keep believing the anti-siphoning regulations ensure stuff is broadcast. They don’t. It’s simply a list of stuff that has to be offered to FTA first, & a few conditions. That they broadcast it at all is not one of those conditions. The only thing the government can do is get annoyed and threaten to take stuff off the list…

          • (Oh, and if they’re found to have “intentionally or recklessly” breached the anti-hoarding rules they can be fined “2,000 Penalty Units”. Despite several apparent breaches in the past, this has never actually happened…)

  2. Well the footy season hasn’t even started in Victoria and already I’m sick of it. I tried to listen to 3AW this morning and couldn’t bear it.

  3. Yay for Neighbours indeed! The only two things I watched on FTA were 7News and Neighbours on timeslip, nothing else I thought worthwhile of my time.

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