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Nine’s Eat Well For Less premiere defeats Seven’s House Rules, but Seven scrapes audience share win

The premiere of Nine’s new lifestyle show, Eat Well for Less, pulled in a larger audience than Seven’s House Rules on Tuesday night.

OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings reported a metro audience of 614,000 for Nine’s Eat Well For Less, slightly ahead of Seven’s House Rules, with 599,000.

The premiere of Eat Well For Less had more viewers than Seven’s House Rules

However despite Nine’s win, Seven pinched the lead in main channel share – at 17.8% over Nine’s 17.7%.

Ten edged closer to its commercial free to air rivals on Tuesday night with the help of Masterchef Australia and the premiere of Shark Tank. Total share for Ten was 16.1%.

Entertainment was led by Ten’s Masterchef Australia, which pulled in 804,000 metro viewers, while the premiere of Shark Tank in the later slot attracted 508,000.

Ten was also a key player across the advertising demographics – 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54s – with Masterchef Australia leading each sector. In the 16-39s, the top three shows were from Ten – Masterchef Australia, The Project 7pm and Shark Tank.

In the later time slot, Seven’s Interview – which saw Andrew Denton sit down with Silverchair’s Daniel Johns – achieved 472,000 metro viewers.

Nine’s special on Meghan Markle, which ran from 9pm, did not make the top 20.

Overall, Seven News was the most watched program of the evening, with 1.019m metro viewers. It beat Nine News’ audience of 975,000.

ABC News achieved 728,000 for its news bulletin while Ten’s alternative news offering, The Project, managed 558,000.

SBS – which finished with a 6.3% share – managed a top 20 show last night, with Who Do You Think You Are averaging 360,000.

A 7mate program known as Outback Trackers led the multi-channel programs, with 206,000 metro viewers.

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