The Chase and Better Homes and Gardens help Seven to a Friday night win

Seven has won Friday night television with an average overall audience share of 21.7%, with The Chase and Better Homes and Gardens being the two most-watched entertainment programs.

The Chase saw 540,000 metro viewers tune in while Better Homes and Gardens managed 538,000 viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Nationally, including both regional and metro affiliate stations, The Chase averaged 918,000, just beaten by Better Homes and Gardens’ 951,000.

Seven News at 6pm was the most-watched program of the evening securing an audience of 899,000.

Meanwhile Seven’s AFL match against Hawthorn and Sydney pulled in 494,000 viewers across both Melbourne and Adelaide.

Nationally, Seven News at 6pm saw 1.440m tune in ahead of the AFL’s 637,000.

Nine came in second for the evening with a 17.5% share, as Nine News at 6pm was its most-watched program with 834,000 metro viewers. The 6.30pm news followed as 779,000 tuned in.

Nationally Nine News at 6pm averaged 843,000 topping the 6:30pm bulletin’s 787,000.

Nine’s NRL match between the Eels and the Broncos pulled in 468,000 metro viewers across Sydney and Brisbane.

Ten finished in third with a 10.9% share as Ten Eyewitness News was its most-watched show with 465,000 metro viewers.

The Living Room grabbed 454,000 metro viewers while The Project managed 402,000.

Ten Eyewitness News and The Living Room had 656,000 viewers nationally, while The Project saw 581,000 viewers.

ABC was the fourth place holder with a 9.9% audience share.

ABC News took out the top spot for the channel as 565,000 metro viewers and 824,000 nationally tuned in.

Prime Suspect also did well for the channel as 523,000 watched on.

SBS’ Great British Railways’ 312,000, helped the channel to a 5.4% overall audience share.


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