Seven’s 800 Words proves more popular than Ten’s Todd Sampson’s Body Hack

The premiere of Todd Sampson’s Body Hack saw 588,000 metro viewers tune in to Ten from 9:00pm to see if the former CEO of Leo Burnett could survive a round in a cage fight with only two weeks of training.


It was beaten by Seven’s local drama series 800 Words, which from 8:45pm grabbed 800,000 metro viewers, up on last week’s 695,000, while Nine’s Unreal Estate drew 647,000, down on last week’s audience of 699,000.

A second episode of 800 Words at 9:45pm was watched by 728,000.

Earlier in the evening, Seven’s X Factor slipped below 900,000 metro viewers on its second outing, pulling in 895,000 from 7:30pm, down on its 904,000 launch audience.

It was out-rated by Nine’s The Block which grabbed 931,000, slightly down on last week’s audience of 933,000.

Both shows beat Ten’s Australian Survivor which grabbed 660,000, also down on last week’s audience of 691,000.

The Block was the most-watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54) while Australian Survivor was the second most popular choice amongst viewers aged 16-39 and 18-49; Todd Sampson’s Body Hack was the second most popular choice amongst viewers aged 25-54.

Seven won the night with an audience share of 22.4% ahead of Nine’s share of 18.2%. Ten claimed third place with a share of 13.9% while the ABC settled for a share of 11.5%.

In the news battleground, Seven News at 6:00pm was watched by 1.047m, growing to 1.082m from 6:30pm while Nine News at 6pm pulled in 995,000, slipping to 980,000 from 6:30pm.


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