Nine’s Gem gets 13.3% audience share on Tuesday night, beating Ten and ABC

Nine’s multi-channel Gem has topped Ten in audience share thanks to the airing of Australia vs England in the ICC Cricket World Cup at 7.30pm.

Gem held an audience share of 13.3% compared to Ten’s 10.6% and ABC’s 8.2% thanks to 507,000 metro viewers tuning in for the game, making it the 13th most-watched program for the evening and the most-watched program on a multi-channel for 2019.

Last night’s ICC Cricket World Cup match was the most-watched program on a multi-channel for 2019

Nine and Ten’s primetime programming dropped as a result of the cricket, with The Voice dropping to 745,000 metro viewers from 1.028m last week, and Masterchef falling to 581,000 from 648,000. Seven’s House Rules, however, saw a jump, from 468,000 last week to 584,000.

Ten also had the return of Todd Sampson’s Body Hack, which premiered at 8:40pm to just 283,000 metro viewers. The first episode saw Sampson head to The Gaza Strip. Body Hack takes the spot which was previously held by scripted comedy Mr Black, which finished up last week with 318,000 metro viewers.

Sky News ran the first of its two-part documentary series Bad Blood. Episode one, Toppling Turnbull, was hosted by outgoing-political editor David Speers and took a look at the story behind the overthrowing of then-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. 114,000 subscription viewers tuned in to the channel to watch the program, making it the most-watched non-sporting show. Fox Cricket’s coverage of the match between Australia and England was the most-watched program overall with 360,000 viewers.

Seven News took the spot as the most-watched program on free-to-air TV with 1.089m metro viewers, while Nine News saw 890,000 tune in. Seven’s most-watched entertainment program was Home and Away with 647,000.

ABC News was the most-watched program for the broadcaster (636,000 metro viewers), followed by 7.30 which was also hurt by the cricket, drawing 474,000 compared to 483,000 last week.

Masterchef was the most-watched program for the 16-39 key advertising demographic while The Voice took the top spot with 18-49s and 25-54s. Nine’s primary channel was the most-watched by metro viewers aged 25-54 overall with 21.7%, while Gem stole the top spot with 16-39s, holding 18.5%.

Nine was the most-watched channel overall with a 20.5% total people audience share, while Seven held 18.5%. Unsurprisingly given the success of the cricket, Nine was also the most-watched network, holding a 37.7% audience share. Seven Network held 25.9%, Ten 16.6% and ABC 12.3%.


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