Ratings: NRL Footy Show slips on new night

A new night for the NRL Footy Show saw the show return with 253,000 viewers in Sydney and Brisbane. The result was down from the 286,000 that tuned in last year when it followed the NRL season launch on a Thursday.

Nine’s split schedule saw Seven improve its nightly share to 34.1% at the expense of Nine that slipped to 26.9%. Ten (16.6%), ABC (15.7%) and SBS (6.7%) were steady.

My Kitchen Rules remained the number one show despite dropping to a season low of 1,372,000 metro viewers. Seven News (919,000 and 891,000) and Home and Away (784,000) plus First Dates (731,000) all made the top ten with The Chase next best for the network on 589,000 and 411,000. Later, Ramsay’s Hotel Hell had 335,000. The Matildas’ qualifying game against Vietnam drew 117,000 on 7Mate.

Nine News was the top bulletin of the night with 934,000 and 891,000 with A Current Affair (814,000) also a winner at 7pm. Melbourne and Adelaide delivered 191,000 viewers for Nine for Titanic while Perth saw 50,000 tune in for Gravity. The afternoon’s Hot Seat had 535,000.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here on 639,000 again topped Ten’s night with The Project next best on 538,000 and 358,000. Earlier, Family Feud had 513,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 441,000 and later Madam Secretary was steady on 407,000 with The Good Wife on 286,000.

Meanwhile, ABC News (732,000) made the top ten with 7:30 (646,000) next best for the public broadcaster. Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (528,000) and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (481,000) both slipped with Black Comedy later on 276,000.

Over on SBS, 24 Hours in Emergency (260,000) and Vikings (217,000) did best.

It was another win for Nine’s Today at breakfast with 329,000, ahead of Sunrise (316,000) and A_BC News Breakfast_ (84,000 and 69,000).

See Wednesday 2 March 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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