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Ninja Warrior scores highest audience ever with 1.758m tuning in on Sunday

Nine’s Ninja Warrior has continued its success as it enters week two of its three-week run, with 1.758m metro viewers tuning in last night – it’s highest audience so far.

Ninja Warrior continues to be a ratings smash for Nine

Last night’s episode outdid the premiere last week, which had 1.676m metro viewers, Monday night’s episode (1.617m) and Tuesday night’s outing (1.488m).

Nationally, including broadcast on affiliate stations, the show had 2.527m viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

Nine News, which leads into Ninja Warrior, was the second-most watched program of the night in the metro markets with 1.201m viewers. Nine’s 60 Minutes, which screens immediately after Ninja Warrior placed fourth on the ratings ladder with 1.059m viewers, just behind Seven News which had 1.197m.

Seven’s Sunday Night, which went head-to-head with Ninja Warrior at 7pm, ranked fifth with 821,000 metro viewers.

Ten’s most-watched program for the evening was Masterchef, which is in finals week and heading towards its grand finale, in sixth place. The reality cooking competition had 806,000 metro viewers.  Nationally, Masterchef remained in sixth place with 1.081m.

ABC News, also at 7pm was seventh with 632,000 viewers, ahead of Seven’s Border Security (624,000), the Sunday afternoon AFL on Seven (491,000 viewers in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth), and Grand Designs New Zealand on the ABC (478,000).

The late session of Wimbledon on Seven had 464,000 viewers tuning in.

The success of Ninja Warrior and the programs bookending it, gave Nine an easy win in terms of total people average audience share. Nine won the night with 30.5%, ahead of Seven’s 18.8%, Ten’s 12.2%, ABC’s 8.2% and SBS’ 4.8%.

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