Possibly the dumbest program of the year, Seven’s Funniest Cutest Kittens Ever, had a less than purr-fect debut last night, managing a rather moggie 277,000 viewers last night (albeit in three cities).
However, it was still a puss-tastic night for Seven, who would be giving itself a thorough licking this morning after winning Thursday night with 33.6 per cent audience share. Nine was second with 25.8 per cent, Ten had 19.2 per cent, the ABC had 13.3 per cent and SBS posted eight per cent.
Seven got propelled to the top of the dais on the back of its 6pm news (942,000), The Chase (605,000) and the AFL (516,000). Wimbledon managed a late night audience of 218,000.
Nine’s best was its 6pm news (880,000), ACA (664,000), Hot Seat (506,000) and the NRL (365,000) in three cities.
For Ten, MasterChef did the business (738,000), followed by The Project (487000), while Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0 could only muster a disinterested 362,000.
For the ABC, its night went this way: 7pm news bulletin (657,000), 7:30 (431,000), Grand Designs Australia (403,000), Sammy J (278,000), Everyone’s A Critic (195,000) and Think Tank (179,000).
SBS went World Cup-free for the night and relied on Great British Railway Journeys (256,000) to toot its viewers’ whistle.