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Nine’s latest dating show Date Night premieres with 529,000 metro viewers

Nine’s newest dating reality show, Date Night, premiered after Married At First Sight with 529,000 viewers across Australia’s five metro markets.

The show, which ran at 9pm, sees single Australians turn to online dating with friends and families who offer their opinions.

It beat Ten’s new panel show Hughesy, We Have a Problem, which had a metro audience of 450,000. But neither show could attract audiences as large as Seven’s Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics coverage, which pulled 914,000 metro viewers last night.

Seven’s Winter Olympics coverage on 7mate was also the most-watched program on the multi channels, with 289,000 viewers.

Earlier on in the evening was Nine’s Married At First Sight, which dominated OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings once again, raking in 1.057m in the metropolitan figures. The show won total people and topped the key advertising demographics (16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s).

In the metro markets, it was slightly ahead of My Kitchen Rules, which attracted 1.025m.

But nationally, My Kitchen Rules beat Married at First Sight, with audiences of 1.537m and 1.479m respectively.

Ten’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here dipped from last Tuesday’s audience of 626,000 to 526,000 metro viewers.

News was dominated by Seven, with its 6pm bulletin managing 1.012m. Nine News had an audience of 882,000 and ABC News pulled in 650,000. Ten’s The Project 7pm managed 482,000.

My Kitchen Rules and the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics helped Seven to a 26.6% share, ahead of Nine’s 19.8% and Ten’s 11.6%. ABC finished with a 9% share and SBS’ share was 4.1%.

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