99,000 metro viewers tune in for Sonia Kruger’s final Today Extra

Sonia Kruger has said farewell to Nine with her final episode of Today Extra on Friday bringing in 99,000 metro viewers. Seven’s counterpart, The Morning Show, brought in 143,000 metro viewers,

Nationally, 240,000 watched The Morning Show and 130,000 watched Today Extra. Today itself was watched by 181,000 metro viewers and 268,000 national, and Sunrise saw 282,000 and 470,000.

Kruger’s contract with Nine will finish at the end of 2019, but she has already left Today Extra

Kruger is contracted with Nine until the end of the year, which means she hasn’t yet revealed her next move, but is thought to be heading to Seven. She announced her departure from Nine on-air this week. Her final episode was filled with outtakes and clips of her and co-host David Campbell on set.

Seven had the most-watched program overall on Friday night with Seven News (791,000 metro viewers and 1.26m nationally), while Nine News held 744,000 metro and 969,000 nationally. The Chase Australia was the most-watched entertainment show with 502,000 metro viewers, followed by Better Homes and Gardens on 462,000.

Seven News was also the top two most-watched shows in the key advertising demographics of 18-49 and 25-54. Nine News took third spot in the 18-49s, while Better Homes and Gardens held it in 25-54s.

ABC News delivered 547,000 metro and 781,000 nationally. Gardening Australia was the next most popular programming on the broadcaster with 454,000 metro viewers.

The Living Room was Ten’s most popular offering, delivering 399,000 metro and 565,000 national viewers. The Project at 7pm brought in 348,000 and 496,000.

Seven took the total people audience share win overall, holding 28.7% as a network above Nine’s 26.5%, ABC’s 19.1% and Ten’s 17.7%. As a channel, Seven held 17.8%, above Nine’s 16.0% and ABC’s 13.0%. Ten held 11.7%. The most-watched multi-channel was 9Go on 5.5%.


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