Ten wins the night with reality line-up as Cronulla Sharks defeated in NRL debut

Nine’s season opener of the NRL which saw defending premiers Cronulla Sharks defeated by the Brisbane Broncos pulled in 506,000 viewers across NSW and Queensland last night from 7.30pm, however it wasn’t enough for Nine to win the night.

Last year’s opening match pulled 674,000 according to Nine’s consolidated figures.

Ten won the night, thanks to I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, with a share of 19.6%, just ahead of Nine’s share of 19%, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Seven grabbed an audience share of 18.2% while the ABC managed 11.9% and SBS had a share of 4%.

Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which aired at 7.30pm, saw 818,000 tune in for the elimination of model Kris Smith and ex-bachelor contestant Keira Maguire while 767,000 watched the rest of the program – down from last week’s 871,000.

The celebrity reality TV program was the most watched non-news program of the night and amongst viewers aged 25-54.

Airing straight after at 9:00pm on Ten Gogglebox pulled 714,000 viewers down from last week’s 752,000. The show was the most watched program across key advertising demographics 16-39 and 18-49.

At 8:30pm Might Trains aired on Seven and saw 470,000 tune in while ABC’s Newton’s Law managed 455,000.

In the news battle, Seven News at 6:00pm was the most watched program for the evening pulling 913,000 ahead of Nine News’ 840,000.

At 6:30pm Nine News managed 882,000 while Seven News saw 869,000.


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