Reality dominates Sunday night as Seven’s drama Between Two Worlds struggles

Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior, Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife, and Ten’s Bachelor in Paradise went head to head last night. Ninja won the primetime battle with 898,000 metro viewers, ahead of Farmer’s 792,000 and Paradise’s 488,000.

Later on, at 8:30pm, the second episode of Seven’s drama Between Two Worlds delivered 279,000 metro viewers, a 33% drop from 419,000 for its premiere last week, putting it below Nine’s 60 Minutes (662,000 metro viewers) and ABC’s Vera (637,000).

Sunday also saw Ninja push ahead of Seven’s Farmer in the national audiences. Ninja brought in a total audience of 1.260m, just slipping past Farmer which drew 1.245m. Farmer has had a particularly strong response in regional audiences, helping it to top Ninja in national audiences since its premiere.

Ninja proved more popular in the key advertising demographics, taking third spot with the 16-39s, top spot with the 18-49s and second in 25-54s. Bachelor In Paradise secured top spot in the 16-39s, third with the 18-49s and fourth in 25-54s. Farmer was not in the top five for any of the three demos.

Last week saw Farmer premiere to 908,000 metro viewers while Ninja secured 1.040m metro. Bachelor in Paradise, which premiered three weeks ago and is nearing its conclusion, premiered to 507,000. It found a series high last week of 600,000 metro viewers.

The win for the night overall went to Nine with a primary channel audience share of 23.4% and a network audience share of 30.9%. Seven secured second spot with 17.4% and 26.3%. ABC pushed ahead of Ten with 14.9% and 19.2% for its network, while Ten brought in 9.9% and 14.7%.

Bachelor in Paradise was Ten’s most-watched program of the night, followed by 457,000 metro viewers for The Sunday Project at 7pm and 342,000 for 10 News First. Its evening programming of FBI delivered just 178,000 metro viewers.

The most-watched multi-channel was 7Mate with a 4.8% audience share.


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