Australian Ninja Warrior brings in 868,000 metro viewers, helping Nine to win the night

Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior has dipped to 868,000 metro viewers overnight, according to OzTAM’s preliminary ratings. The show premiered to 1.01m metro viewers, and its subsequent episodes have drawn 879,000 and 923,000.

Despite the drop, the show well out-rated its prime-time competitors, with Ten’s Masterchef drawing 649,000 metro viewers, and Seven’s House Rules even further behind on 609,000.

With the addition of regional figures, however, House Rules topped Masterchef, with 970,000 and 867,000 viewers respectively. Australian Ninja Warrior’s national audience was 1.223m.

Ninja also topped the key advertising demographics in the metro markets, coming out on top for viewers aged 16 – 39, 18 – 49, and 25 – 54.

Nine also topped the 16 – 39 demographic for its primary channel, securing 21.3% of the audience, ahead of Seven’s 20.6%. On a network level, however, Seven surged ahead thanks to its multi-channels, with 30.8% of the 16 – 39 TV viewing audience, ahead of Nine Network’s 28.9%.

For those aged 25 to 54, Nine had 23.7%, and the network had 31%. Seven had 20%, while the network had 29%.

The most-watched show of the night, however, was Seven News, which had 1.109m metro viewers, and 1.706m across the country. Home and Away in the 7pm slot had 700,000 in the cities, and 1.084m nationally.

Nine News had 892,000 metro viewers, and 1.170m across the country.

The Project on Ten – which is hurtling towards its 10th anniversary on Friday– had 273,000 in its first half hour. This climbed to 478,000 at 7pm as it led into Masterchef.

In the later time slot, Todd Sampson’s Body Hack on Ten had 279,000 metro viewers, while Andrew Denton’s Interview on Seven had 439,000. Murder, Lies and Alibis on Nine had 405,000.

Overall, Nine’s primary channel won the night with a 22.4% audience share, ahead of Seven’s 20.9%, Ten’s 11.5%, ABC’s 10.1%, and SBS’ 4.9%.

The rankings remained the same on a network level, with Nine securing 30.1%. Seven Network had 29.2%, while Ten finished up on 18.1%, ABC on 14.3%, and SBS on 8.3%.

The most-watched multi-channel was 10 Bold with 3.9%.


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