Magda Szubanksi boosts Seven’s Interview audience by almost 100,000

Seven’s new program Interview saw its audience numbers boosted by the presence of guest Magda Szubanski last night, climbing 81,000 from last week’s audience of 467,000.

Starring Andrew Denton as host, the show edged closer to Ten’s Shark Tank, which runs in the same time slot. It finished with 559,000 across the five metro cities.

Interview climbed almost 100,000 viewers from last week

OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings found Ten’s Shark Tank averaging 571,000.

Nine’s 8:30pm time slot, which was filled by a documentary on the MH370 plane crash, did not make the top 20 shows last night. It’s audience was 378,000 across the five metro cities.

In the earlier time slot, Ten’s Masterchef Australia was the most popular, with a metro audience of 881,000. It’s biggest audience came from Melbourne where 326,000 viewers tuned in. Masterchef Australia also topped the key advertising demographics – the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. Shark Tank sat behind Masterchef across the 16-39 and 18-49 demographics.

Competing against Ten’s Masterchef Australia was Seven’s House Rules, with a metro audience of 729,000. Nine’s offering, Young Sheldon, captured 645,000 metro viewers at 7:30pm and 619,000 for the second episode at 8:00pm.

On the multi-channels, 9GO’s Love Island Australia managed 136,000 metro viewers while 9Now’s video player measurement (VPM) numbers for the episode sit at 27,000. The encore, which ran on Nine later in the evening, had an audience of 105,000.

For episode one, the on demand average is 87,000 while episode two has a VPM audience of 65,000.

Viewers preferred Seven’s 6pm news bulletin on Tuesday, with 1.048m metro viewers tuning in. However the bulletin was only preferred over Nine News in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine News, which overall achieved 1.018m viewers, pulled in higher audiences in Sydney and Melbourne.

Among the daily shares, Seven nabbed the evening win with 19.5% of total audience. Nine and Ten came in behind Seven with 16.6% and 16.3% respectively. ABC’s share was 11.9% and SBS’ share was 5.7%.


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