627,000 metro viewers watch the Olyroos beat Argentina as Seven wins Thursday

Seven’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics is already pulling in linear metro television viewers, despite the Opening Ceremony having not yet taken place.

627,000 metro viewers watched the Late Night session as Australia’s Olyroos racked up a historic 2-0 win against the heavily-fancied Argentina.

That came after 464,000 metro viewers watched the Night session, and coupled with a #1 overall showing by Seven News (1.263 million metro viewers), helped Seven to an easy network share win for the evening.

Seven claimed a 34.4% network share to win Thursday, ahead of Nine with 25.3%, Ten with 17.3% and the ABC with 15.6%. Channel Seven also took out the primary share stakes with a 20.3% single-channel share, while 7Mate had a significant 8.7% share.

The top-rating entertainment program for the night was Home And Away, with 657,000 metro viewers, followed by The Chase Australia with 634,000 metro viewers. Both on Seven.

For the second night running, The Bachelor took out the 16-39 marketing demo, while Nine News won 18-49 and 25-54. The Bachelor also recovered slightly on its lowest-ever launch ratings, up to 502,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s first Olympics special of sports panel show The Front Bar, featuring Sam Pang, Andy Lee and Mick Molloy, had 480,000 metro viewers.

ABC’s 7.30 featuring an interview with Prime Minister Scott Morrison brought in a solid 656,000 metro viewers.

The network’s Q+A panel show, hosted by Virginia Trioli following recent news that regular host Hamish Macdonald is returning to Ten, and featuring former adman Russel Howcroft, had just 321,000 metro viewers.


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