Seven wins Tuesday night with help from Bride and Prejudice scandal

Seven captured the biggest audiences on Tuesday night with its news bulletin pulling in 908,000 metro viewers and reality show Bride and Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings, managing an audience of 653,000 metro viewers.

The reality show, which featured a controversial break up, was the most watched show in its time slot, topped the key advertising demographics – the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. Nationally the show pulled an audience of 971,000.

In the later time slot, Seven’s The Good Doctor pulled in a metro audience of 602,000 and 937,000 nationally, making it the lead show in its slot. The combined news and entertainment offering handed Seven a 21.7% share of audience, according to OzTAM’s overnight figures.

From a network perspective, Seven grew to 31.8%, helped by a 5% share from 7mate.

By comparison Nine’s share was 16.7% on the main channel and 25.6% from a network perspective. Nine’s Family Food Fight, which ran against Seven’s Bride and Prejudice, averaged 419,000 viewers across the five metro cities and 571,000 nationally. The channel’s most watched program was its 6pm news program, on 828,000 metro viewers and a national audience of 1.065m. The Big Bang Theory, which ran after Family Food Fight, pulled in larger metro audiences- 475,000 and 425,000 respectively.

Ten managed to beat the ABC last night, on a share of 11.7% ahead of the ABC’s 11.1%. Ten’s share was helped by Ambulance Australia, which ran at 7:30pm with 539,000 metro viewers. The Project 7pm was Ten’s most watched news offering, on 414,000 metro viewers.

ABC’s most watched program was its news, with 709,000 metro viewers, while Ask The Doctor, which ran from 8pm, was the most watched entertainment offering.


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