Dancing With The Stars fails to give Ten the edge over the ABC

Although the numbers have improved from last week, Ten’s Dancing With The Stars is still failing to secure the huge numbers of its rivals, with just 492,000 metro viewers tuning in last night.

The number increased slightly for the second half of the program, with the elimination seeing 556,000, an 8% increase week on week.

According to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight metro ratings, Married At First Sight continued to be untouchable, taking the top spot with 1.351m metro viewers. Seven’s primetime offering of My Kitchen Rules paled in comparison with 714,000 metro viewers.

In the same slot, 7.30 brought the ABC 600,000 metro viewers, which carried into Australian Story with 579,000, both sitting comfortably above Dancing With The Stars.

Seven won the battle of the news with 998,000 metro viewers, climbing to 1,526,000 across all regions, while Nine sat just behind with 1.244m.

Ten’s lack of primetime success was reflected in the channel share with just 11.5%, putting it behind the ABC on 13.8%. Married At First Sight gave Nine the win again with 25.6%, while Seven came in at 18.7%.

On a network level, Nine was the winner again with 31.7%, followed by Seven at 27.7%. The ABC topped Network Ten again here – 17.6% compared to 16.8%.

Of the multi-channels, 10Bold saw some success, coming in joint second with 7mate at 3.6%. 7TWO had the top share of the night with 3.7%.


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