Nine’s Paramedics outguns Ten’s ambos

Nine’s factual reality series, Paramedics, captured almost 800,000 metro viewers overnight, its highest episode to date.

The program, produced by WTFN, follows the lives of paramedics who work for Ambulance Victoria and runs each Thursday at 8:30pm. Last night the program was not only the most watched entertainment show, but it topped all the key advertising demographics, with its metro audience of 783,000 and national audience of 1.100m.

Paramedics captured almost 800,000 metro viewers last night

Both Nine’s Paramedics and Ten’s new reality series, Ambulance Australia, have been delivering solid audiences. On Tuesday, Ambulance Australia, produced by Endemol Shine, averaged 649,000 at 7:30pm. Ten’s Ambulance Australia covers the day-to-day work lives of New South Wales paramedics.

It achieved a larger metro audience than Nine’s early evening shows, Driving Test and RBT – which averaged audiences 232,000 and 555,000.

Last night, Nine’s Paramedics ran against Seven’s Home and Away and Orange is the New Brown, as well as Ten’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The shows managed metro audiences of 559,000, 286,000 and 199,000 respectively.

However Seven News led the evening once again with its 6pm news bulletin, winning the news battle with a metro audience of 817,000 over Nine News’ 805,000. ABC News was the most watched program for the national broadcaster, with a metro audience of 633,000.

But it wasn’t enough to beat Nine. Nine’s main channel achieved a 21.6% audience share, slightly ahead of Seven’s 18%. Ten fell behind the ABC’s 12.6% share, while Ten’s share was just 8.3%. SBS fell below 5% to a 4.4% share of audience.

When including multi-channels, Nine Network extended its lead to 31.3%, defeating Seven Network’s 30% share. ABC Network and Network Ten had shares of 17.6% and 13.5%, while SBS Network managed a 7.6% share.


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