Seven wins Thursday night, despite Bride and Prejudice slipping to 416,000 viewers

Seven’s Bride and Prejudice fell to 416,000 metro viewers on its second outing last night, and was beaten in the 7:30pm slot by 7.30 on ABC (603,000) and RBT on Nine (531,000).

It did, however, manage to beat Jamie’s Ultimate Veg on Ten, which drew just 293,000.

Bride and Prejudice is struggling to find an audience 

The show debuted to 438,000 metro viewers on Wednesday night.

Despite the poor performance of Bride and Prejudice, the strength of Seven News (topping the ladder at 903,000 metro viewers) and Home and Away (572,000), helped Seven to a win on Thursday night. Seven’s primary channel had a19.3% share, just ahead of Nine’s 18.1%, and beating the ABC’s 12.5%, Ten’s 11.8%, and SBS’ 5.0%.

Seven Network also had the most-watched multi-channel, with 7Two commanding 4.2%. Seven Network had a 30.3% share, Nine Network was on 25.8%, Network Ten 18.1%, ABC Network 17.8% and SBS Network 8.0%.

Behind Home and Away in the entertainment stakes was Ten’s later offering of Gogglebox, which had 556,000 metro viewers.

Gogglebox also topped the key advertising demographics of those aged 16 to 39, 18 to 49 and 25 to 54.

Paramedics on Nine in the later time slot had 326,000, while Seven’s screening of the film Kingsman: The Secret Service had 255,000.

Seven also won the breakfast battle, with 265,000 metro viewers for Sunrise, and 454,000 nationally.

Today on Nine had just 193,000 metro viewers, and 285,000 across the country.

And regional viewers continued to tune into Seven’s game show, The Chase Australia. It had 512,000 metro viewers, but with the addition of the regions, it soared to 837,000.

The most popular show overall in the regions was the second half hour of Seven News, which screens as Today Tonight in some states. It had 516,000 regional viewers. The earlier half hour had 500,000 viewers in the regions, taking its total to 1.404m.

For the week so far, Nine is slightly ahead on a primary channel basis, with a progressive share of 20.6% to Seven’s 19.5% and Ten’s 12.2%.

It’s neck and neck for the overall networks though, with Nine Network on 28.6% and Seven Network nominally behind on 28.5%.


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