Egg Boy and Jacinda Ardern deliver The Project its biggest audience in nine months

An interview with internet sensation Egg Boy (Will Connolly) and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern secured The Project a 25% boost week-on-week last night.

The entire hour of the show brought in the biggest audience since July 2018, with the first half hour at 6:30pm averaging 361,000 metro viewers, and the 7pm slot climbing to 574,000 metro viewers.

The second half hour of Seven’s News at 6:30pm had 964,000, while Nine’s had 885,000. At 7pm on Nine, A Current Affair had 828,000. Home and Away on Seven at 7pm had 629,000.

Despite a potential social media boycott, Nine’s reality winner Married At First Sight still easily topped the night with 1.315m metro viewers. Seven’s My Kitchen Rules was the second most watched non-news program with a jump to 763,000 metro viewers.

Dancing With The Stars also had a tough night, dropping to 446,000 metro viewers and 464,000 for the elimination. This is down from 556,000 last week.

Seven again took the news crown. 1.009m metro viewers tuned in at 6pm, rising to 1.597m when combined with regional figures. Nine took 885,000 metro viewers and the ABC brought 768,000.

Married At First Sight continues to give Nine the edge in the shares. 24.0% went to Nine, followed by 19.1% to Seven. A strong night gave the ABC 14.8%, topping Ten on 10.7%.

At a network level, Nine took 30.9% of the share, over Seven’s 28.4% and the ABC’s 19.0%. Ten secured 15.9% while SBS Network took 5.8%.

In the multi-channels, 7Mate came out on top with 3.8%, followed by 10 Bold on 3.7% and 9Go with 3.6%.


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