Seven wins Tuesday night with 21.3% audience share

The ongoing success of Seven News, and My Kitchen Rules having space to breathe in the absence of Married at First Sight, has helped Seven to another Easter non-ratings period win, with the primary channel holding 21.3% of the market share last night.

The first half of Seven News brought 1.007m metro viewers to the channel, while the latter half, which airs as Today Tonight in some states, brought in 1.003m.

My Kitchen Rules, which is entering its final episodes, held steady with 829,000.

Nine held 17.8% of the metro TV viewing audience, with Nine News its most-watched offering, bringing in 918,000 metro viewers in the first half and 882,000 in the second half hour.

ABC News was the most-watched for the national broadcaster with 714,000, followed by 7.30 on 558,000.

Bachelor in Paradise regained some viewers, jumping back to 526,000 from 489,000 last Thursday. It premiered to 553,000 last Tuesday. The show was the fourth most watched in the first half of the timeslot, with Nine edging in front with Big Bang Theory which brought in 544,000 metro viewers. It jumped back ahead of both Nine and ABC at 8pm.

Bachelor in Paradise was the most-watched show for two of the key advertising demographics, both 16 – 39s and 18 – 49s, followed by My Kitchen Rules. The two switched positions in the 25 – 54s.

Ten held 12.6% of the audience, followed by ABC on 11.1%. SBS had 6.1%.

At a network level, Seven was the winner with 29.9% followed by Nine on 26.4%, Ten on 18.3% and ABC on 16.6%. SBS held 8.8% at a network level.

10 Bold won the multi-channels with 3.6%, above 9Gem on 3.3%.

The OzTam overnight figures for Game of Thrones show 1.311m viewers watched the first episode across three main timeslots, on demand and further repeats. The show was still the fifth most watched non-sport program for Foxtel with 59,608 viewers while The Simpsons took the top spot with 73,124 viewers. AFL 360 at 7.30pm was the most watched sport program with 61,994 viewers.


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