Better Homes & Gardens and The Chase Australia help Seven win Friday night

Seven News, Better Homes and Gardens, The Chase Australia, and the AFL clash between the Adelaide Crows and Geelong Cats, helped the channel to a 23.6% average audience share win for Friday night.

While Nine dominated the audience shares Sunday-Thursday, Seven managed to beat its competitor’s share of 16.5% on Friday, as well as Ten’s 9.6%, ABC’s 9.2% and SBS’ 6.6%.

The most watched program of the night was Seven News, capturing a metro audience of 918,000 ahead of Nine News’ 871,000.

Nationally, the shows had 1.460m and 875,000 viewers respectively.

Seven also had the most watched entertainment program, with Better Homes & Gardens reaching 612,000 metro viewers, slightly ahead of the second most watched entertainment show, Seven’s The Chase Australia, which had a metro audience of 562,000.

Better Homes & Gardens achieved 1.057m national viewers while The Chase Australia’s national audience was 954,000.

In sport, Seven’s AFL match, which saw the Crows defeat the Cats for the first time since 2014, was watched by 507,000 metro viewers across Melbourne and Adelaide, and 635,000 nationally.

Melbourne’s metro audience was 314,000, while Adelaide had 193,000 metro viewers.

On Nine, the NRL clash between the Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney Rabbitohs, attracted 365,000 metro viewers across Sydney and Brisbane, and 601,000 viewers across Australia.

Sydney had more metro viewers (237,000), ahead of Brisbane’s 128,000.

ABC’s most watched program was Prime Suspect 1973, at 519,000 metro viewers while Ten’s most watched show was its news program at 5pm, which achieved 410,000 metro viewers.

Prime Suspect had 786,000 national viewers while Ten Eyewitness News First at Five reached 578,000 national viewers.


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