Brownlow Medal audience down but still helps Seven to commanding TV win

The audience for the Brownlow Medal broadcast on Seven dropped on last year’s high for Seven last night, but still managed to top Nine’s The Block despite only running in three cities.

Patrick Dangerfield (centre) won the Brownlow Medal last night

Patrick Dangerfield (centre) won the Brownlow Medal last night

An average audience of 934,000 tuned in to see Patrick Dangerfield take the best and fairest award from 7.30pm AEST in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth on Channel 7.

That beat The Block’s 890,000 audience from 7.30pm on Nine, while Survivor on Ten had 654,000 viewers, according to OzTam overnight metro ratings.

Red Carpet Arrivals for the Brownlows had 597,000 viewers in Melbourne and Adelaide on the main channel, also down on last year.

However the shows were enough to hand Seven a commanding 28% audience share for the night, with Nine in second on 16.4% and Ten third on 12.3% ahead of ABC’s 12.1%.

Have You Been Paying Attention managed 635,000 at 8.30pm on Ten, while ABC’s Australian Story at 8pm managed 668,000.

Seven News won the night with 1.189m viewers at 6pm ahead of Nine’s 995,000, although Nine News picked up at 6.30pm to 1.015m viewers to Seven’s 966,000.


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