Home and Away most watched non-news show as Seven wins the night

Home and Away dominated the non-news ratings last night with 638,000 viewers tuning in on the first Thursday of non-official ratings.

Home and Away

The program dominated the 7:00pm time slot, out-doing Ten’s The Project, which achieved 416,000 viewers.

Despite the win, Home and Away experienced a decline from last week’s audience of 644,000 viewers.

Ten’s The Project was the most watched program in the 16-39 key ad demographic while Home and Away dominated the 18-49 demographic.

Nine’s Great Getaways captured an audience of 468,000 at 7:30pm while Ten’s David Attenborough’s Fishing Leopards repeat episode managed 443,000 viewers.

Later on in the evening, Nine’s offering of World’s Best Commercials attracted 454,000 viewers.

The program was ahead of Ten’s Law and Order: SVU audience of 398,000 and the ABC’s Doctor Foster which captured 410,000 viewers.

SBS’ program First Contact slipped in the ratings for its third episode, managing 363,000 viewers, down from 427,000 viewers previously.

The program missed a top 20 spot in the ratings on its first evening on air due to a coding error.

In the news, Seven won the night with an audience of 871,000 at 6:00pm and 869,000 at 6:30pm.

Nine achieved an audience of 721,000 in the 6:00pm news slot and 728,000 at 6:30pm.

The ABC had an audience of 646,000 for its 7:00pm news offering.

Seven won the audience share on night at 17.0%, to Nine’s 16.5%, Ten’s 13.5%, the ABC’s 11.1% and SBS’ share of 7%.


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