Ninja Warrior 1.68m premiere beats House Rules grand finale

Nine’s premiere of its new obstacle course entertainment show, Australia Ninja Warrior, topped Sunday night television with a metro audience of 1.68m proving more popular than Seven’s House Rules finale.

Ninja Warrior, which aired at 7pm, also topped the key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49, 25-54 and total people, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Also airing at 7.00pm was Seven’s finale of its renovation program House Rules, which attracted 1.142m for the winner announcement and 1.007m for the overall episode.

The episode was down on last years winner announcement which rated 1.249m.

House Rules’ winner announcement was the second most watched program across key advertising demographics.

Ten’s Masterchef pulled in 625,000 metro viewers.

Nationally, including both regional and metro stations, Ninja Warrior saw 2.328m tune in, beating Seven’s 1.845m for its House Rules winner announcement .

With the help of Ninja Warrior, Nine saw a winning overall audience share of 28.7%, beating Seven’s 21.9% and Ten’s 9.9%.

Meanwhile ABC had a 9% share ahead of SBS’ 6.7%.

Seven also debuted its show about motherhood, Yummy Mummies, winning the 9pm timeslot with 755,000 metro viewers tuning in.

Nationally, Yummy Mummies saw 1.214m tune in.

In the 6pm news battle Seven News averaged 1.296m metro viewers, beating Nine News’ 1.244m.


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