Seachange dips to 533,000 metro viewers for second outing, fails to bring Nine a Tuesday night win

After premiering last week as the highest rating drama of 2019, Nine’s Seachange reboot has dropped back to 533,000 metro viewers from its launch figure of 787,000.

It was beaten in the 8:30pm slot by Seven’s Andrew Denton: Interview, which had a series high for its final episode, going out to 634,000 metro viewers who tuned in to see the titular host interview former deputy leader of the Liberal Party Julie Bishop.

Overall, the night was won by Seven, with a 20.7% audience share over Nine’s 20.2%, Ten’s 13.6% and ABC’s 10.8%.

The Block continued its dominance in the 7:30pm slot, bringing in 851,000 metro viewers and topping the 25-54 key advertising demographic. Ten’s Australian Survivor delivered 739,000 and topped the two younger demographics – 16-39s and 18-49s. Seven ran Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly in the same slot to 521,000 metro viewers.

In metro audiences 25-54, Nine was the most popular channel, holding a 22.1% audience share, while Ten took the top spot for 16-39s on 22.8%.

The most-watched program overall for Tuesday evening was again Seven News, with 1.079m viewers tuning in compared to Nine News’ 878,000 and 654,000 for ABC News. Home and Away was the most-watched scripted show of the night on 635,000 metro viewers.

Seven increased its lead on Nine in the network audience shares, holding 29.5% above Nine’s 27.7%, Ten’s 19.3%, and ABC’s 15.0%. The most-watched multi-channel was 7Mate with a 4.0% share.


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