911,000 metro viewers tune in to Ten to watch Scott McLaughlin take the podium for the Bathurst 1000

Scott McLaughlin’s controversial win in the Supercars Championship: Bathurst 1000 race has drawn an average of 911,000 metro viewers to Ten, with 1.19m tuning in for the final twenty minutes of the race.

According to Ten figures, an average of 818,000 metro viewers watched the entire event, which ran from approximately 11.45am to 6.19pm. The race ran long, which meant the coded wrap-up didn’t air afterwards, resulting in a slight differentiation in the actual figures from the reported OzTam results.

When regional figures were added in, the entire race drew 1.37m viewers nationally, while 1.64m watched the podium ceremony.

1.136m metro viewers tuned in to Nine’s The Block, making it the most-watched entertainment program of the night and helping Nine to a 24.4% audience share channel win. 741,000 tuned in to Nine News and 703,000 watched A Current Affair. 1.519m viewers watched The Block nationally.

Seven achieved a 16.6% channel share with 817,000 metro viewers watching Seven News and 671,000 tuning in for ABBA Forever at 7pm. This sat the channel above Ten’s 13.1% and ABC’s 10.8%. ABC News was the most-watched for the public broadcaster with 591,000 metro viewers.

In the key advertising demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, The Block was the most-watched program, followed by the Bathurst coverage across Ten. Nine was the most-watched channel overall with metro audiences in the 25-54 demographic (28.1%) and 16-39 (28.1%).

The overall win for the night in total people audience share went to Nine Network (32.8%), followed by Seven (24.5%), Ten (18.2%) and ABC (15.5%). 7mate was the most-watched multi-channel with a 3.4% share.

The below is compiled using OzTam preliminary overnight data. It might differ from the above confirmed viewership for the Supercars Championship: Bathurst 1000


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