Grand finale of Seven’s Bride and Prejudice pulls 699,000 metro viewers

The grand finale of Seven’s Bride and Prejudice pulled in 699,000 metro viewers, up on its premiere audience of 633,000.

Seven’s program, which ran from 7:30pm, was the most watched entertainment program of Tuesday night, beating Nine’s Family Food Fight, which had a metro audience of 418,000, and Ten’s The Secret Life of Four Year Olds, which pulled in 444,000 across the five metro cities.

Seven’s Bride and Prejudice attracted 699,000 viewers for the finale

It was also able to top the key advertising demographics – the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. Nationally, Seven’s Bride and Prejudice achieved 1.016m viewers, ahead of Ten’s The Secret Life of Four Year Olds’ 651,000 viewers and Family Food Fight’s 543,000 on Nine.

But Seven’s reality show was down on last season’s finale audience of 708,000. Last year, the show ran in a later time slot – from 9pm – premiering with a metro audience of 874,000.

News and current affairs led Tuesday night with Seven News nabbing 939,000 metro viewers, ahead of Nine News’ 927,000. The ABC’s most watched program was its news bulletin with a metro audience of 698,000.

ABC dominated the later time slot with the help of Australian Story’s 647,000 metro viewers and Princes Margaret: The Rebel Royal’s 573,000 metro viewers.

It boosted the channel’s share to 15.9%, allowing it to defeat Ten and SBS’ shares of 9.7% and 4.9%. But Seven won the evening on a 20.9%, with Nine falling behind on a 17.3% share. From a network perspective, Seven grew to 30.3% share of audience, ahead of Nine Network’s 25.8%, ABC Network’s 20.6%, Ten’s 15.5% and SBS Network’s 7.8% share.


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