Andrew Denton’s Interview premieres to 538,000 viewers

538,000 metro viewers tuned in to the first episode of the second season of Andrew Denton’s Interview on Seven last night, putting it at number one in the 9pm timeslot. The show saw Denton interview singer and TV personality Gary Stephen “Angry” Anderson, whose son Liam Anderson died in an altercation in 2018.

Seven also continues to win the news battle, with 1.084m metro viewers making the first half of Seven News the most-watched show of the night.

A strong performance from My Kitchen Rules, which grabbed 825,000 metro viewers, gave Seven the edge in audience share. As a channel it held 23.0%, and 31.2% as a network, putting it on top in both categories.

Nine’s most-watched program for the night was Nine News with 929,000 metro viewers for the first half hour, which climbed ever so slightly to 931,000 at 6:30pm.  A Current Affair had 753,000.

513,000 metro viewers tuned in to Ten for Bachelor in Paradise, making it the most-watched program for the network. The show also topped two of the three key advertising demographics, being most watched for 16 – 39 yr olds and 18 – 49 yr olds. Seven News took the top spot in 25 – 54 yr olds, pushing Bachelor in Paradise down to the fourth spot (behind Seven News, Seven News/ Today Tonight and My Kitchen Rules).

In subscription TV, Game of Thrones continued to rack up the viewers, with 94,000 viewers making it the most-watched show of Tuesday night, adding to the over 1m viewers who watched the program on Monday across Foxtel’s multiple platforms.

Nine came in second place in terms of free-to-air audience share, taking 19.2% at a channel level and 27.3% as a network. Ten edged out ABC as a channel with 11.9% to 11.7%, and maintained that momentum into the network share with 17.3% to 16.0%.

7mMate was the most-watched multi-channel with 3.7%, followed by 9Gem on 3.4%. SBS held 5.6% as a channel and 8.3% as a network.


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