Anh’s Brush With Fame and 7.30 help ABC win primetime slot, while Ten holds strong in key demographics

7.30 and Anh’s Brush With Fame were the most-watched shows in the 7:30pm to 8.30pm primetime slot last night, allowing ABC to slip ahead of Ten in the primary channel audience shares, but Bachelor in Paradise helped the channel hold strong in the key advertising demographics of those aged 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

The overall win, however, went to Seven, bolstered by Seven News which was again the most-watched show for the evening with 975,000 metro viewers tuning in for the first half. The second half, which airs as Today Tonight in some states, landed in the second spot with 962,000.

Nine News held the third spot with 875,000 metro viewers. Nine’s most-watched non-news show was a repeat of Paramedics which aired at 7:30pm and brought in 509,000 viewers. It was the third-most-watched show in the timeslot, behind ABC and Ten.

Anh’s Brush With Fame, which saw Anh Do paint cricketer Michael Clarke, was the most-watched non-news show of the night with 625,000 metro viewers, airing at 8pm. News program 7.30 brought in 648,000.

Ten’s primetime offering of Bachelor in Paradise saw 520,000 viewers tune in and took the top spot in all three key demographics – 16 – 39, 18 – 49 and 25 – 54.

Seven won the night with an 18.3% share, followed by Nine on 16.2%, ABC on 13.8%, and Ten with 11.4%. SBS took 4.9%.

Seven took the top spot at a network share level too, holding 27.4%, followed by 26.8% for Nine, 19.3% for ABC, and 19.0% for Ten. SBS held 7.6%.

10 Bold was the most-watched multi-channel with 5.1%, followed by 9Go on 4.4%.

Game of Thrones has dropped out of the top five most watched for subscription TV, with Gogglebox Australia, which also airs on Ten, taking the top spot for most-watched entertainment show when it aired at 7.30pm on Lifestyle to 239,330 viewers. AFL was the most watched non-entertainment show on 64,855 at 7:30pm.


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