Gogglebox wins time-slot, but Seven wins night

Ten’s Gogglebox won the 8:30pm time-slot last night, securing 596,000 metro viewers to Wife Swap’s 309,000 on Seven and The Equaliser’s 230,000 on Nine.

Gogglebox was up week-on-week after pulling 517,000 last Thursday, and topped each of the three advertising demographics.

Gogglebox won its time slot last night

During the 7:30pm prime-time slot, Nine ran a re-run of episode six of the Naomi Watts-narrated documentary series, Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo, which attracted just 177,000 capital city viewers, failing to rank in the metro top 20.

Last week, Nine continued with Married At First Sight on Thursday night (attracting 773,000 metro viewers and beating Gogglebox) after its Monday launch. This week, the successful reality format ran from Sunday to Wednesday.

On Ten, Bondi Rescue had 371,000 at 7:30 and Territory Cops 402,000 at 8pm.

Seven aired three episodes of Home and Away from 7pm to 8:30pm, which had an average metro audience of 443,000.

The network’s news programming topped the night with 847,000 metro viewers at 6pm and 847,000 at 6:30 (Nine News pulled 836,000 and 807,000 in the respective time slots), enough to secure Seven a 27% network share win against Nine’s 25.1% and Ten’s 21.4%.

Both 7Two (4.1%) and 7mate (3.7%) beat 10 Bold (3.4%) in the multi-channel tussle. The first of Seven’s multi-channels aired Father Brown at 7:30pm and Murdoch Mysteries at 8:30pm, while 7Mate played Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

The ABC finished on 18.3% on a network basis; ABC News had 623,000 metro viewers, 7:30 556,000, Back Roads 499,000, and Q&A 339,000.

Seven’s Sunrise landed in the top 20 metro shows with an average audience of 255,000.


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