Australian Ninja Warrior launches to 1.01m metro viewers

Australian Ninja Warrior returned to screens last night, pulling a 1.01m metro viewers to Nine, a jump from 929,000 for the 2018 premiere, but unable to rival the 2017 premiere of 1.68m.

The show was the third most-watched program on Monday night and also topped all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

Australian Ninja Warrior is back with a bang

Ninja Warrior also gave Nine the overall win in the primary channel audience share, with a 21.8% share putting it just above Seven’s 20.0%.

Seven, however, edged ahead in the network audience share. Seven Network held a 31.0% audience share over Nine Network’s 28.8%.

Seven’s network success was due largely to a 5.7% audience share for 7Two thanks to the coverage of Wimbledon day seven which brought in 520,000 metro viewers and 779,000 when combined with regional figures. The coverage saw Ashleigh Barty lose her Wimbledon battle, going down to Alison Riske in three sets, and Rafael Nadal knock Joao Sousa out of the competition in three sets.

Overall, Seven News was the most-watched show, with 1.081m metro viewers tuning in for the first half and 1.072m for the second which airs as Today Tonight in some cities. Home and Away was the most-watched entertainment program for the channel with 693,000 metro viewers, and 543,000 tuned in for House Rules.

Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? saw a significant drop from last week when it brought in 704,000 metro viewers. Last night the show only pulled 598,000, but it still managed to take second spot in all three key advertising demographics. It was bested in overall audience by Masterchef which brought in 606,000 metro viewers.

Nine was the most-watched channel by metro audiences 25-54, holding a 24.6% audience share. The channel also took the top spot in 16-39s with a 21.8% share.

ABC News was the most-watched for the broadcaster, bringing in 628,000 metro viewers. Back Roads took the next spot with 554,000.

ABC held a 11.8% audience share behind Nine and Seven, while Ten secured 11.6%. In the network audience share the order was reversed, with Network Ten holding 17.2% over ABC’s 15.6%.


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