359,000 metro viewers tune into Pooch Perfect as Seven struggles without AFL

Seven has had its first Thursday night without AFL, losing the edge it had last Thursday and slipping behind Nine for the night. The sporting competition was postponed for 2020 until at least the end of May amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In its place, 359,000 metro viewers tuned into Pooch Perfect and 520,000 national viewers.

Pooch Perfect is struggling and hasn’t managed to equal the viewership of the AFL

In the same slot, Ten’s Ambulance Australia delivered 646,000 metro viewers and 920,000 nationally. It was followed by Gogglebox with 736,000 metro viewers and 1.007m nationally.

Nine aired RBT to 545,000 metro viewers and 781,000 nationally. It was followed by Nine’s COVID-19 news special for 559,000 metro viewers and 772,000 nationally.

News again was the big winner of the night. Seven News was the most-watched of the night with 1.245m metro viewers and 1.980m nationally. Nine News delivered 1.133m and 1.470m. Seven News was up 17.6% on the week prior, while Nine News delivered a Thursday high for 2020.

ABC News brought in 937,000 metro viewers and 1.357m nationally.

In the three key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s – Gogglebox was the winner across all three, followed by Nine News.

Nine won the night overall with an audience share of 18.2% for its main channel and 27.1% as a network. Seven held 16.5% and 23.4%. Ten held third place with 15.8% as a channel and 21.8% as a network, followed by ABC with 11.3% and 18.5%. 9Gem was the most-watched multi-channel with 4.7%.


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