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Seven’s House Rules gains 70,000 viewers to tie with Nine’s Ninja Warrior

The 7:30pm ratings battle got heated last night, as Seven’s House Rules gained enough traction to tie with Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior, on 838,000 metro viewers.

Both programs were the most-watched entertainment shows of the night, attracting their largest audiences from Sydney – 208,000 and 302,000 respectively. Seven’s House Rules gained a lot more traction in Brisbane and Adelaide. Brisbane’s audience was 213,000, compared to Ninja Warrior’s 149,000, and in Perth, House Rules managed 140,000 over 69,000 for Ninja Warrior.

House Rules grew by 70,000 viewers last night as it edges towards finals

The House Rules figure was a 70,000 increase on last Monday night, while Ninja Warrior was up by just 7,000 on last week.

Ten’s Masterchef Australia, which also ran at 7:30pm, pulled in 815,000 metro viewers, sown from last week’s 830,000. The program beat House Rules and Australian Ninja Warrior across all key advertising demographics, the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, placing second. Ninja Warrior was third and House Rules was fourth across the three demos.

But it was Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? which topped the key advertising demographics last night. The show had an average audience of 737,000 metro viewers, beaten only by ABC’s Four Corners at 8:30pm. Four Corners managed 802,000.

Other popular ABC programs last night include Back Roads, with 654,000 metro viewers at 8pm and Media Watch, with an audience of 593,000.

The average audience for the entire SBS’ World Cup final between France and Croatia, which ran in the early hours of Monday morning, was 600,000 nationally. Of that total, 498,000 viewers were form metro areas while 102,000 came from regional Australia.

SBS’ result builds off yesterday’s report, which saw the first half capture 484,000 viewers across the five metro cities at 1am. OzTam’s overnight preliminary ratings run from 2am to 2am.

The 6pm news bulletin was won by Seven, with an audience of 1.159m while Nine News hit the 1m audience mark, with its 6pm bulletin pulling 1.004m across the five metro cities.

Despite the close race, Nine won the evening with a 20% share, just ahead of Seven’s 18.9%. Ten finished at 15.2%, ahead of ABC’s 13.6% share and SBS’ 4.3%.

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