687,000 viewers tune in to see Sam Johnson named Dancing With The Stars winner

The final moments of Dancing With The Stars had 687,000 metro viewers, helping Ten to a 15.2% audience share – one of the best shares the primary channel has seen in several months.

663,000 metro viewers watched the first half of the programming before Samuel Johnson was named the winner, a 24% jump week on week.

Seven News took the top spot with 1.201m viewers for the first half and 1.087m for the second half which airs as Today Tonight in some markets. It was also the most-watched in all three key advertising demographics – 16 – 39, 18 – 49 and 25 – 54.

Nine News was the most-watched show for Nine with 981,000 metro viewers.

The most watched non-news program was My Kitchen Rules, which entered into its final week with 812,000 metro viewers. The final episode will air on Sunday April 28.

ABC’s most-watched program was ABC News which aired to 674,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s AFL coverage of Hawthorn vs Geelong aired to 498,000 metro viewers, the majority of which came from Melbourne where 299,000 viewers tuned in for the grudge match. The network played the same game on the main channel in Perth and Adelaide also, but aired it on 7Mate in Sydney and Brisbane.

The AFL also aired on Foxtel to 256,000 viewers, but was beaten by the NRL which saw the Eels take on the Tigers to 307,000 viewers on Foxtel, making it the most-watched single program for the evening. The NRL appeared to be the most-watched program on Foxtel across the day, however the second episode of the final season of Game of Thrones aired several times across Monday.

The most-watched session was the 11am direct from the US showing which brought in 279,000 viewers. With the multiple screenings of Game of Thrones combined, however, its viewing number for the show on Foxtel climbed to over 900,000.

Foxtel said with the addition of 286,000 watching via broadcast video on demand (BVOD), the cumulative audience for the show was 1.27m.

Seven took the crown for the highest audience share at a channel level with 22.0%, followed by Nine on 17.5%. ABC slipped in behind Ten on 11.9%.

At a network level, Seven held strong with 31.6%, while Nine held 23.9%, Ten 20.8% and ABC 16.3%. SBS brought in 7.5% on a network level and 5.2% as a channel.

In the multi-channels, 7Mate was the best performer with 4.1%, followed by 10 Bold on 3.9%.


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