Better Homes and Gardens returns with 502,000 metro viewers on Seven

Better Homes and Gardens returned on Friday night with a 90-minute episode, delivering 502,000 metro viewers for Seven.

It was the first episode with new cast members former-Bachelor Sam Wood, James Tobin, Melissa King and Charlie Albone. Albone and King are taking over the gardening segments from Jason Hodges, who was dropped from the program after 15 years.

Seven News delivered another winning Friday night performance for the network, with its 6pm and 6:30pm offerings the most-watched programs in total people, drawing 885,000 and 848,000 metro viewers respectively. The news also topped the demographics of the 16 to 39s, 18 to 49s and 25 to 54s.

The opening match of the AFLW was broadcast on 7Mate from 7:30pm. The match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues delivered 211,000 metro viewers for the Seven Network on Friday Night.

Melbourne was the largest market with 138,000 metro viewers, compared to Sydney’s 18,000 and Perth’s 13,000. The match made 7Mate the most-watched multi-channel with a 3.8% share, closely followed by 7Two and 9Go, each with 3.7%.

Seven had the highest network share of the evening on 28.8%, and a primary channel share of 18.6%.

Nine News came in behind Seven, taking 706,000 and 686,000 metro viewers for the evening.

A Current Affair followed the news with 531,000 metro viewers and a repeat of RBT attracted 372,000 metro viewers.

Over on Ten, the highest rated program was 10 News First with 392,000 metro viewers. Later in the evening, The second half hour of The Project earned 318,000 metro viewers, and the Graham Norton Show at 7:30pm had 311,000.

An encore of Hughesy, We’ve Got a Problem drew 228,000 metro viewers, just 37,000 metro viewers less than its original broadcast on Monday night.

Ten’s primary channel share was 9.9%, outstripped by the ABC on 15%.

The ABC News had 592,000 metro viewers, Gardening Australia drew 471,000 and a repeat of Endeavour attracted 476,000 metro viewers.


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