Karl Stefanovic’s This Time Next Year tops Monday night ratings

Despite speculation Karl Stefanovic has fallen out of favour with viewers, his new ‘transformational’ television show, This Time Next Year, debuted on Nine last night and topped the ratings leader board with 1.282m metro viewers.

Consisting of Australians pledging to change their lives over the course of a year, the show saw most of its viewers watch from Melbourne (441,000) and Sydney (362,000), according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

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Nine’s The Block, which aired its second episode at 7:30pm, was the second-most-watched entertainment show for the evening, attracting a metro audience of 1.259m.

The renovation show was the most-watched program across key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

In the 25-54 demographic, all of the top five shows were Nine, including The Block, This Time Next Year, Nine News at 6:30pm, A Current Affair and Nine News.

Competing against The Block was Ten’s Survivor which pulled in 656,000 metro viewers, beating Seven’s Billy Connolly & Me: A Celebration which averaged 589,000metro viewers.

With the help of The Block and This Time Next Year, Nine managed an overall audience share of 27%, well ahead of Seven’s 16.4% and Ten’s 13.5% share.

Meanwhile ABC saw a share of 12.5% ahead of SBS’ 3.2%.

In the 6pm news battle Seven News obtained 1.135m metro viewers ahead of Nine News’ 1.11m.

At 6.30pm Nine News beat Seven’s Today Tonight with 1.100m metro viewers compared to 1.079m.


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