Beauty and the Geek winner takes 665,000 metro viewers, but Seven’s Olympics reigns on

The winner announcement of Nine’s first crack at Beauty and the Geek performed better than the previous iteration of the program on Seven, with 665,000 metro viewers tuning in.

That was slightly up on the 548,000 who tuned in the finale on Seven in 2014, the last time the program ran in Australia. Tuesday’s full episode in the lead-up to the winner announcement had 588,000 metro viewers.

Seven had the last laugh on Tuesday though, as its Tokyo 2020 coverage continued to dominate free-to-air linear ratings.

The Evening session was the top-rating non-news program with 1.143 million metro viewers, while the Night session also cracked the million mark with 1.016 million metro viewers.

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The Evening session also topped all three key advertising demos on the night, but wasn’t the #1 program overall. That title went to Seven News which brought 1.403 million metro viewers.

Nine News had 1.061 million metro viewers and was the #4 program overall.

In other non-news programming, The Chase Australia had 772,000 metro viewers, while Ten’s Australian Survivor aired to 595,000 metro viewers.

Hot Seat brought in 507,000 metro viewers for Nine.

Seven enjoyed another network share win, landing on exactly 50%, ahead of Nine’s 20.1%, Ten’s 14.3% and ABC on 10.8%. Seven was also the #1 primary channel with 31.6%, and 7Mate was again top among multi-channels with a 13.6% share.


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