Alone Australia reaches 1M viewers as Seven tops Wednesday ratings

SBS’s Alone Australia has reached the 1 million viewer mark, recording a total 858,000 of national viewers, including 262,000 BVOD viewers on today’s Total TV report for April 19.

Commenting on the results, Kathryn Fink, SBS director of television said: “In launching Alone Australia, we were confident it would perform well and Total TV audiences have exceeded our expectations as Australians have tuned in across platforms to follow the highs and lows experienced by our participants. Of the more than one million Australians who have now watched the first episodes, almost half have watched on SBS On Demand, demonstrating the strong shift to the multiplatform on-demand world that television is increasingly moving to.”

Looking to entertainment ratings and Nine’s Travel Guides was the top performing program, bringing in 563,000 metro viewers for Nine, followed by Seven’s The Chase Australia with 554,000.

Next in entertainment was The 1% Club on Seven with 527,000 metro viewers, followed by Seven’s Home and Away with 497,000 metro viewers.

ABC’s Hard Quiz drew 484,000 metro viewers, with I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here on 10 pulling in 422,000 and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering on ABC on 399,000.

The #1 program on Tuesday night was Seven News with 960,000 metro viewers. All advertising demos were topped by news programming, with Nine News taking out 16-39s, Seven News at 6:30 with 18-39s and Nine News at 6:30 with 25-54s.

Seven won Wednesday night with a 27.8% share, just pipping Nine’s 27.5%, with Ten pulling in 17.5% share and ABC 16.8%.

The primary channel with the highest share was Nine with 19.9% and the top-rated multichannel was 7Two with 3.4%.

In the latest Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Report for 19 April, Seven News was the #1 program nationally last Tuesday with 1.477 million Total TV viewers, including 40,000 on BVOD and an uplift of 3%.

However, the program with the biggest uplift (up 178%) was Rogue Heroes on SBS with 439,000 Total TV audience and 127,000 on national BVOD.

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