Nine’s Travel Guides returns with 752,000 viewers, leads its time slot

The premiere of the third season of Nine’s Travel Guides pulled 752,000 metro viewers last night, an increase from its premiere audience of 613,000 in 2018.

Hosted by Denise Scott, the show sends Australian households to review the world’s most popular holiday destinations.

The show ran at 9pm last night up against Seven’s Good Doctor – which managed a metro audience of 577,000 – and Ten’s Hughesy, We Have a Problem, which dipped from last week’s premiere audience to 408,000 metro viewers. When including regional figures, Travel Guides grew to 964,000, ahead of The Good Doctor’s 926,000 and Hughesy, We Have a Problem’s 599,000.

Nine also won the earlier time slot, with Married at First Sight achieving another series high, with 1.167m metro viewers. Seven’s MKR finished with a metro audience of 799,000 and Ten’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, captured 545,000 for the episode and 577,000 for the elimination component. Nationally, Nine’s reality show climbed to 1.547m, while MKR achieved 1.214m viewers and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here increased its audience by 239,000 to 784,000.

Married at First Sight and Travel Guides placed first and second across the key advertising demographics, which are defined as the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54s, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings. The two programs helped Nine to a 25.3% audience share for its main channel, a win for Tuesday night.

But Seven led the evening in news, with a total metro city audience of 965,000, over Nine News’ 882,000. Seven led the news in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, while Nine was more popular in Sydney and Melbourne. Seven came in second behind Nine, with a 21.6% share, a large lead over Ten’s 12.3% share and ABC’s 10.7%. SBS’ share was 4.3%.

Multi-channels 9Go, 9Gem and 9Life extended the lead for Nine from a network perspective, boosting it to 31.8%. Seven Network’s share was 29.4%, Network Ten grew to 17.4% and ABC Network’s share was 15.4%. SBS Network’s share was 6%.


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