Australian Survivor finale delivers 877,000 metro viewers

The final moments of the champions and contenders season of Australian Survivor had 877,000 metro viewers.

The main episode in the lead-up to the winner announcement delivered 862,000 metro viewers for Ten, which will likely be considered a win after the network predicted it would “comfortably deliver [Survivor’s] highest-rating finale”. Season one’s finale had 1.082m for the final moments, but 859,0000 for the main episode – 3,000 less than this year. 

In a bid to avoid spoilers, here is a generic image of the cast of Australian Survivor: Champions versus Contenders

This season’s finale was also significantly up on last year’s effort, which had 787,000 for the winner’s announcement and 720,000 for the main episode.

It also topped the key advertising demographics of 16 to 39s, 18 to 49s and 25 to 54s.

With the addition of regional figures, the winner announcement had 1.174m and the main episode had 1.163m.

The reality franchise however, couldn’t manage to beat The Block over on Nine in total people. Overall across the metro markets, The Block had 929,000. It placed third in the demographics behind Australian Survivor’s winner announcement and grand finale. With regional figures, The Block climbed to 1.307m across the country.

Seven’s prime-time offering, Queen of the World – a UK documentary about Queen Elizabeth II – was well behind with 533,000, down from 691,000 last week. ABC’s 7.30 was only a whisker behind on 531,000 metro viewers.

Seven did manage to win the night in the news battle, topping the ratings ladder with 953,000 at 6pm, compared to 845,000 over on Nine.

Later in the evening, the reunion special for Australian Survivor had 609,000, while The Good Doctor on Seven had 587,000.

Exposed: The Case of Kelli Lane had 572,000 on the ABC.

Last night was also the final episode of season two of True Story with Hamish & Andy. The episode had 566,000 metro viewers, up from last week’s 562,000. The show premiered this year with 749,000 metro viewers in August.

Overall, Nine won the evening on both a primary channel and network basis. Its primary channel had 19.8%, compared to Seven’s 17.5%, Ten’s 16.9%, ABC’s 12.6% and SBS’ 4.8%.

The most-watched multi-channel was 7mate, with 3.8%, but Nine Network still won the evening with 28.3%, while Seven Network finished on 25.0%. Network Ten had 22.6%, ABC Network had 17.3% and SBS’ Network had 6.9% of the audience.


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