New season of ABC’s War on Waste returns with 669,000 metro viewers

The ABC’s documentary  series War on Waste returned to television screens last night with a metro audience of 669,000.

Premiering at 8:30pm, the show was most popular in Melbourne, with 231,000 viewers and nationally, the show swelled to 942,000.

War on Waste returned to screens last night at 8:30pm

Last year the show premiered with 759,000 viewers.

It had a higher audience than Ten’s Shark Tank, which ran from 8:45pm with 446,000 across the metro cities, and Seven’s Interview, which managed 407,000 from 9:10pm.

Nine’s late time slot was filled by mystery thriller Inferno, which from 9:10pm managed 283,000.

In the earlier time slot, Masterchef Australia topped the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 key advertising demographics and led entertainment, with an audience of 876,000. Nationally, that number climbed to 1.13m.

Seven’s House Rules – which featured the reveal of the grand finalists – wasn’t far behind on 824,000 metro viewers. Combined with regional viewing, House Rules was the most popular entertainment show of the evening, with 1.366m.

On Nine, Ninja Warrior dipped below the 800,000 mark, with an average metro audience of 778,000 and national audience of 1.111m, according to OzTam’s overnight preliminary ratings.

The show was down on last week’s 817,000. 

Earlier on in the evening, Ten’s new game show Pointless, dipped to 387,000 in the metro figures. The show was down on its premiere episode which achieved 493,000. Nationally it pulled 426,000.

It was out-done by the 6pm news bulletins on Seven and Nine, which achieved 1.030m and 1.006m metro viewers respectively. Nationally, Seven News rose to 1.622m and Nine News climbed to 1.324m.

The morning television battle was won by Seven’s Sunrise, with 265,000 viewers over Nine’s Today show, which had 217,000 metro viewers.

To the multi-channels and 7mate was the most watched of the evening, with Outback Truckers’ 194,000 helped the channel to a 4.4%.

Overall, Seven scraped a win from Nine on main channel, with shares of 20.1% and 20% respectively. Ten came in third with a 14.5% share while the ABC and SBS achieved shares of 11.9% and 6.2%.

Seven also had the highest share from a network perspective with 28.9% of the audience.


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