Jason Hodges’ final episode of Better Homes and Gardens brings 513,000 to Seven on Saturday night

Jason Hodges’ final episode on Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens delivered 513,000 metro viewers on Saturday night. Landscaper Hodges was dropped after 15 years last week, and has been replaced by Charlie Albone for 2020.

The episode was the second most-watched entertainment programming on Saturday night, beaten by Carols in the Domain, also on Seven, which delivered 607,000, remaining mostly consistent with 2018 when 612,000 metro viewers tuned in.

Jason Hodges has left Better Homes and Gardens after 15 years

In the key advertising demographics on Saturday night it was the movie Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle which won, topping all three – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

On Friday night, it was news and sport that took the top spots, with the Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Big Bash League game on Seven drawing 546,000 metro viewers for its second session. 469,000 tuned in for session one.

Gardening Australia’s Christmas special drew 463,000 on Friday night and The Living Room’s final episode brought in 359,000. The show’s hosts will be back on Ten in 2020, although it isn’t known what format they’ll be in, with the show itself dropped from the slate.

Sunday night followed a similar trend, with Nine News the most-watched of the evening on 794,000 metro viewers. Seven News delivered 788,000 and ABC News 548,000. Seven’s Big Bash coverage of the Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat brought in 493,000 metro viewers for session one and 475,000 for session two. The other game of the evening, Melbourne vs Hobart, delivered 346,000 for its second session.

The BBL and Nine News took the top spots with the key advertising demographics on Sunday night, with the BBL sitting on top for 16-39s and 18-49s, while Nine News topped 25-54s. The same happened on Friday night, with the BBL winning in the two younger demos and Nine News topping the older.

Nine won the night on Friday, holding a 19.7% primary channel share and 28.5% as a network. Seven held 19.9%, but sat slightly lower with 27.8% network share. ABC secured 14.0% and 19.9%, and Ten slipped to 10.0% and 15.5%.

On Saturday it was Seven’s night with a 25.9% channel share and 33.4% as a network. A 20.2% primary channel share went to Nine and 28.0% network share, while ABC secured 13.% and 20.3%. Ten managed 5.5% and 10.2%.

Sunday was won by Seven again on a 19.6% channel share and 28.3% as a network. Nine held 16.1% and 26.4%, ABC 14.2% and 20.1%, and Ten 10.1% and 16.6%.

The below graph was provided by Nine and excludes SBS and ABC data. Figures may differ from those featured in the story


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