TV Ratings May 9: Good news for NRL and The Front Bar, bad news for Footy Show

• NRL wins for Nine in Brisbane and Sydney markets

Thursday: Week 19 2019 

• Bad news for Footy Show team after they come off air
• The Front Bar pushes over 300,000 in Melbourne
• NRL wins for Nine in Brisbane and Sydney markets

• Seven News 1,028,000/1,005,000
• Nine News 890,000/866,000
• A Current Affair 682,000
• ABC News 691,000
• The Project 267,000/456,000
• 10 News First 400,000
• SBS World News 130,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 282,000
• Today 199,000


Home And Away finished its week on 617,000 after a week high of 684,000 on Wednesday.

Melbourne audiences flocked to The Front Bar, which has played a big role in stealing away audiences from Nine’s former ratings-winning Thursday night line-up. The show featured Carlton great and TV analyst Mark Maclure with over 300,000 watching in Melbourne.

Britain’s Got Talent screened at different times around the network to 457,000.


A Current Affair was on 682,000 after audiences of 810,000, 769,000 and 768,000 earlier in the week.

The NRL match, and the first clash of the Magic Round from Brisbane, did 347,000 with 186,000 in Sydney and 132,000 in Brisbane.

Nine yesterday made a decision the gradual decline in AFL Footy Show audiences was no longer to be tolerated with the team advised of the decision to axe the program after they came off air last night. The last program did 78,000 in Melbourne, again well behind The Front Bar.


The Project was on 456,000 after 7pm, the same number as watching on Wednesday.

The end of the second week of MasterChef saw the third woman to be eliminated – Yossra. The regular episode did 640,000 and was followed by the first MasterChef Masterclass of the season with 419,000.


Castlemaine was the destination on Escape From The City with 442,000 watching.

Doctor Foster then did 235,000.


Secrets Of Britain ranked #1 with 256,000 followed by the final of Project Blue Book on 133,000.

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