Australian Ninja Warrior delivers Nine a Sunday night win, topping all key demographics

998,000 metro viewers tuned in for Australian Ninja Warrior last night, making it the third most-watched program of the evening and helping Nine to a winning overall primary channel audience share of 23.1%.

The show also topped all three of the key advertising demographics, 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, helping Nine hold a 26.3% audience share in metro audiences 25-54, and 24.3% in 18-49s.

Seven News was the most-watched show of the night, drawing 1.105m metro viewers, while Nine News brought in 1.005m. Seven’s House Rules took the fourth spot on 784,000 for its penultimate episode, followed by Masterchef with 648,000.

Masterchef also took the second spot in the 16-39s and 18-49s, while Nine News held second place in 25-54s.

The most-watched for ABC was ABC News on 601,000, while Midsomer Murders also managed to slip into the top 10 with 499,000.

Seven’s AFL coverage of the Melbourne Demons vs West Coast Eagles which aired on the primary channel in all markets other than Sydney and Brisbane where it aired on Mmate brought in 315,000 metro viewers, 131,000 of whom were from Melbourne. The match, which was played in Alice Springs, saw the Eagles hold strong against the Demons for an overall score of 91 to 78.

The NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Parramatta Eels which aired on Nine in Brisbane and Sydney brought in 270,000 metro viewers. The Sea Eagles topped the Eels 36 to 24 in the game, to 187,000 Sydney metro viewers and 83,000 Brisbane.

Behind Nine in the primary channel audience share, Seven held 19.7%, Ten 12.3% and ABC 11.7%. Nine took the top spot in the network audience share, holding 29.8% over Seven’s 27.7%, Ten’s 17.8% and ABC’s 16.3%. 7Mate was the most-watched multi-channel, holding a 4.0% audience share.


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