Hunted launches to 619k metro viewers; Nine takes the week

Network Ten’s premiere of Hunted topped entertainment on Sunday, while the episode won all three key advertising demos.

The program launched to 619,000 metro viewers, while #HuntedAU was also the #1 trending topic on Twitter in Australia.

Paramount ANZ SVP content & programming, Daniel Monaghan,” told Mumbrella: “Hunted is a captivating, powerful, and unique show that has excited Australian audiences. The series premiere of Hunted on Ten did not disappoint as the biggest new show on TV for 2022. Bringing in a robust national audience of 884,000, with a peak of 1.04 million viewers. It was the #1 entertainment show of the night and finished first in its timeslot with a massive 40% share in the key advertising demographic of under 50s.

“Thank you to our production partners, Endemol Shine Australia and Visit Victoria, our Fugitives and Hunters.

“Network 10 continues to bring fresh formats to Australian audiences, and we still have plenty of good TV to come including, Shaun Micallef’s Brain Eisteddfod, The Real Love Boat, and The Traitors, as well as returning favourites, The Masked Singer, The Amazing Race Australia and The Bachelors.”

Meanwhile, Nine took the week ending 16 July with a network share of 32.8% over Seven’s 25.1%, while Ten finished the week on 17.9% and the ABC with a 14.6% share.

Nine also managed to win the primary channel share for the week, with a 24.8% share ahead of Seven’s 17.5%, and the top multi-channel for the week was 7TWO and 7Mate, both on 3.1%.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 10 July, Seven News was the #1 program nationally across linear, with 1.441 million viewers, including 32,000 on BVOD, and uplift of 2%. The biggest uplift of the week was an episode of Mystery Road on ABC with an uplift of 50% and aired to a total audience of 764,000.

Looking back at Sunday’s ratings, next in entertainment was The Best and Worst of Red Faces on Seven which aired to an average metro audience of 592,000 viewers, followed by Joanna Lumley’s Great Cities of the World which brought in 488,000 metro viewers.

Beauty and the Geek launched to a metro audience of 476,000.

In sports, Sunday’s AFL game aired to a metro audience of 310,000, while Sunday’s NRL game aired to an average metro audience of 248,000.

Meanwhile, Seven News was the #1 metro program on Sunday with 912,000 metro viewers followed by Nine News on Sunday with 845,000 metro viewers. ABC News brought in 569,000.

Seven won the night, taking an overall network share of 27.3% over Nine’s 26.5%, while Ten took a 20.9% share and the ABC had 15.2%.

Seven also won the primary channel share, and the top-rating multi-channel on Sunday was 7Mate with a share of 3.6%.

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