Logies delivers lowest audience to date, with 851,000 metro viewers

The 60th Annual TV Week Logie Awards – which this year made the move from Melbourne to the Gold Coast – had 851,000 metro viewers last night on Nine.

The figure is the lowest audience for the awards ceremony since the current OzTAM ratings system began at the start of the 2001 ratings year.

Last year’s Logies attracted 972,000 metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight metro ratings, while 2016’s broadcast had 1.119m and 2015 delivered 971,000.

The previous low was 2014, when 962,000 tuned in.

The Logies ceremony was scheduled to run from 7:30pm to 11:00pm, however Grant Denyer’s Gold Logie was awarded well after the scheduled finishing time.

The Logies red carpet arrivals at 7:00pm had an average audience of 840,000.

Seven’s House Rules, which ran from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, was the most-watched entertainment program of the evening, with 915,000 metro viewers.

Ten’s Masterchef had 718,000.

Overall, Seven News won the night with 1.199m metro viewers, ahead of Nine’s 1.054m, but it wasn’t enough for Seven to win the night.

Nine’s main channel audience share of 26.6% gave it the win, ahead of Seven’s 19.7%. Ten had an 11.6% share, while ABC had 9.7%. SBS returned to its traditional fifth position on the ratings ladder – after a few jumps up thanks to the 2018 FIFA World Cup – with a 5.0% share.

With the addition of multi-channels, Nine still won the night with a 34.3% share, ahead of Seven Network’s 29.8%. Network Ten was on 15.8% for the night, ABC 13.4% and SBS 6.7%.


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