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Channel Nine & # 39; s AFL Footy Show has been slammed by viewers as a & # 39; incoherent mess & # 39; and a & # 39; joke & # 39; after the comeback (pictured from left to right: Eddie McGuire, Rebecca Maddern and Sam Newman)

The last hurray! The AFL Footy Show farewell special is at the top of the viewing figures in Melbourne, despite being a & # 39; incoherent mess & # 39; is slammed shut

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The farewell episode of the AFL Footy Show is at the top of the viewing figures in Melbourne, despite being viewed by viewers as a & # 39; inconsistent mess & # 39; and a & # 39; joke & # 39; be slammed shut.

The one-night special, which was filmed at Rod Laver Arena, attracted 420,000 viewers on Wednesday night, of which 328,000 were Melburnians.

According to OzTAM figures, the number of viewers who tuned in on Wednesday also surpassed the normal audience of the show by around 100,000.

The last hurray! The AFL Footy Show farewell special was on top of the ratings on Wednesday evening in Melbourne, despite being thrown on Twitter as a & # 39; inconsistent mess & # 39 ;. Pictured (from left to right): Eddie McGuire, Rebecca Maddern and Sam Newman

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The last hurray! The AFL Footy Show farewell special was on top of the ratings on Wednesday evening in Melbourne, despite being thrown on Twitter as a & # 39; inconsistent mess & # 39 ;. Pictured (from left to right): Eddie McGuire, Rebecca Maddern and Sam Newman

Meanwhile, The Block outperformed its competitors by surpassing all three major advertising demographics for ages 16-39, 18-49, and 25-54, with an impressive 963,000 viewers.

ABC & # 39; s Gruen delivered just as many impressive 754,000 viewers, despite a number of technical issues during the broadcast.

Australia's national broadcaster also proved popular with viewers thanks to its other shows, Hard Quiz (630,000), 7.30 (528,000) and Utopia (638,000).

No words: Rebecca Maddern (right), who was intended as a co-host with Eddie McGuire (left), suffered from laryngitis and appeared briefly in the show with a & # 39; no voice & # 39; sign

No words: Rebecca Maddern (right), who was intended as a co-host with Eddie McGuire (left), suffered from laryngitis and appeared briefly in the show with a & # 39; no voice & # 39; sign

No words: Rebecca Maddern (right), who was intended as a co-host with Eddie McGuire (left), suffered from laryngitis and appeared briefly in the show with a & # 39; no voice & # 39; sign

That said, Channel Nine & # 39; s overall performance outperforms all other networks, with a total audience share of 33.4 percent, followed by Seven (25.8 percent) and ABC (16.6 percent).

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Following on from The Block, Nine News drew 809,000 viewers, while A Current Affair and Millionaire Hot Seat had 703,000 and 408,000, respectively.

Despite the modestly successful reviews of The AFL Footy Show, it was slammed by viewers who criticized hostess Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman.

Is that you, Freddie? Brendan Fevola performed a Freddie Mercury tribute act during the AFL Grand Final Footy Show

Is that you, Freddie? Brendan Fevola performed a Freddie Mercury tribute act during the AFL Grand Final Footy Show

Is that you, Freddie? Brendan Fevola performed a Freddie Mercury tribute act during the AFL Grand Final Footy Show

& # 39; I can't believe anyone thought it would be right. Sam Newman is embarrassing and the less said about Eddie McGuire, the better, & a viewer wrote on Twitter.

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Another tweet: & # 39; The magic and spark of this show disappeared years ago. Please explain once and for all. & # 39;

The AFL Footy Show was officially canceled in May after 25 years in the air because of poor reviews.

Hard words: despite the modestly successful reviews of the AFL Footy Show, it was slammed by viewers who criticized the hostess Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman (photo)

Hard words: despite the modestly successful reviews of the AFL Footy Show, it was slammed by viewers who criticized the hostess Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman (photo)

Hard words: despite the modestly successful reviews of the AFL Footy Show, it was slammed by viewers who criticized the hostess Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman (photo)

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