Australian Survivor tops entertainment as Ten comes in 2nd to Seven

The combination of Australian Survivor and Have You Been Paying Attention? helped Network Ten to a rare second-place finish in the metro network share stakes, beating Nine and finishing only just behind Seven.

Seven won Monday with a 26.3% share, ahead of Ten with 25.4% and Nine on 24.6%. That came as the second night of Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn had an average of 768,000 metro viewers, up on its launch episode.

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Survivor’s 954,000 viewers nationally was its highest ever audience for the second episode of a season, while the show also picked up two of the three metro advertising demos, winning 16-39 and 18-49, as HYBPA won 25-54.

Meanwhile, HYBPA had 744,000 metro viewers, ahead of the premiere of companion program The Cheap Seats which launches tonight.

In other primetime programming, Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife had 705,000 metro viewers, while Nine’s Beauty and the Geek aired to 618,000 metro viewers.

Farmer Wants A Wife continued its run as the #1 entertainment program nationally, with 1.165 million viewers country-wide.

News programming continues to benefit from ongoing lockdowns in major capital cities, with Seven News the #1 program overall on Monday with 1.234 million metro viewers. That was followed by Nine News on 1.222 million metro viewers.

A Current Affair had 827,000 metro viewers for Nine, while ABC News aired to 809,000 metro viewers.

The #1 primary channel was Seven with 19.3%, while 10 Bold was the top-rating multi-channel with a 4.5% share.


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