135,000 metro viewers tune in for The Daily Edition as it begins its final week

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Seven’s afternoon news program The Daily Edition has begun its final week with 135,000 metro viewers tuning in for Monday’s episode. It was announced across the weekend that the program had been axed, with Friday its final episode.

This morning, it was revealed host Ryan Phelan would be leaving immediately following a domestic violence charge. Co-host Sally Obermeder will leave the network on Friday.

The Daily Edition concludes on Friday

193,000 viewers nationally watched the episode. The Daily Edition first aired in 2013 and was hosted by Obermeder, Monique Wright and Kris Smith.

Overall, a tight race between Nine and Seven saw Nine take the win with a 20.3% for its primary channel and 26.9% as a network. Seven held 19.4% for its primary channel and 26.7% as a network. Seven News was the most-watched program of the night with 1.186m metro viewers tuning in, while Nine News drew 1.091m.

Ten drew a 16.3% primary channel share overall and 22.2% as a network. The most-watched entertainment program of the night was Masterchef Australia with 951,000 metro viewers. It went up against The Voice with 861,000 and Seven’s Big Brother with 719,000. Ten also won the timeslot at 8:45pm with Have You Been Paying Attention? which drew 787,000.

Ten also topped all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s – with Masterchef Australia and Have You Been Paying Attention? taking the top and second spot. Ten also had the most-watched multi-channel in 10 Bold which held 3.9%.

In the breakfast battle, Seven’s Sunrise was victorious, with 263,000 metro viewers. Today on Nine had 211,000, while News Breakfast on ABC had 143,000.

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