Seven pulls 640,000 metro viewers for BBL final; 629,000 for Holey Moley

Nine’s 60 Minutes beat Seven in primetime last night, with 761,000 metro viewers to Holey Moley’s 629,000.

The Amazing Race on Ten had 541,000 viewers across the five capital cities, while the final episode of The Trump Show, which aired at 8:10pm after 60 Minutes on Nine, attracted 512,000.

Nationally, 60 Minutes – which began at 7pm with Holey Moley, ahead of The Amazing Race at 7:30pm – leaped past the one million mark to 1.038 million, compared to Holey Moley’s 935,000 and The Amazing Race’s 720,000 with the regions included.

The Amazing Race topped all three key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s, and 25-54s – on a metro basis though, ahead of Holey Moley and 60 Minutes.

Holey Moley premiered to 983,000 metro viewers, before dipping to 737,000 and 543,000 for its second and third outings, respectively. The Amazing Race, meanwhile, began on the same night to 501,000 metro viewers, fell to 493,000 on its second night, and pulled 447,000 for its third.

The second part of Nine’s Married at First Sight special was originally set to air last night, but was pulled forward to last Monday night to create a “better viewing experience”, and watched by 781,000 metro viewers.

However, 60 Minutes and The Trump Show was still enough to hand Nine the win, with a 29.1% network share against Seven’s 27.8% and Ten’s 19.3%. 10 Bold was again the most-watched multi-channel on a 4.4% share for its NCIS re-runs.

But Seven dominated on Saturday night with a 34.6% network share (versus Nine’s 20.1% and Ten’s 16.1%) thanks to the Big Bash League Final between the Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers.

The second session performed best with 640,000 capital city viewers watching the Sixers defeat the Scorchers, followed by the first session on 611,000, and the innings break on 601,000. The pre-game coverage had 595,000 metro viewers, and the post-game coverage 579,000.

The final also commanded the key advertising demographics.

Seven won the last week of ratings before the official ratings period starts today, with a network share of 29.3% for the week, above Nine’s 25.6%, and Ten’s 18.9%. ABC came in behind Ten with a 17.7% share, and SBS had 8.5%.

Last night’s TV ratings:

Weekly TV ratings (excluding ABC and SBS):


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