Seven wins Friday night as news programs dominate

Channel Seven finished off Friday night with a 21.1% average audience share, as news programs across Seven and Nine dominated the evening.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings, Seven’s share was comfortably ahead of commercial competitors Nine and Ten, who had shares of 17.3% and 10.3% respectively.

ABC had a share of 11% and SBS’ share was 4.3%.

Seven News was the most watched show of the night, capturing 966,000 metro viewers, while Seven News 6:30pm pulled 895,000.

Nationally, the 6pm program had 1.543m while Seven’s 6:30pm news had 1.340m.

Close behind, Nine News 6pm had 890,000 metro viewers while Nine News 6:30pm had a metro audience of 819,000.

The most watched non-news show was also on Seven, with Better Homes and Gardens achieving a metro audience of 660,000.

Better Homes and Gardens’ national audience was 1.116m.

Seven’s AFL clash between the Adelaide Crows and the St Kilda Saints had a metro audience of 371,000.

Melbourne’s metro audience was 197,000 viewers while Adelaide’s was 174,000.

Channel Nine’s NRL clash between the Brisbane Broncos and South Sydney Rabbitohs had a bigger audience than Seven’s AFL, with 447,000 metro viewers, but was only aired in Brisbane and Sydney.

Sydney and Brisbane’s metro audiences were 246,000  and 201,000 respectively.

Across New South Wales and Queensland, the NRL achieved 714,000 viewers.

On Channel Ten, the most watched show was The Living Room, which had 561,000 metro viewers at 7:30pm.

Nationally, The Living Room managed 778,000 viewers.

Ten’s The Graham Norton Show, which aired at 8:30pm, pulled 468,000 metro viewers, and 650,000 viewers tuned in nationally.


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