Seven’s Jimmy Barnes special draws 733,000 metro viewers

Seven’s one-off documentary, Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy, averaged 733,000 metro viewers last night, leading the 8:30pm time slot.

When adding in regional figures, Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy, which was up against Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention and Four Corners from 8:30pm, swelled to 1.146m.

The documentary pulled more than 700,000

It was well ahead of Ten’s Have you Been Paying Attention, which managed 580,000 metro viewers last night, as well as Four Corners’ 461,000. Nationally, the shows had audiences of 770,000 and 687,000.

From 9pm, Nine’s Doctor Doctor had a metro audience of 565,000 and a national audience of 867,000, according to OzTAM’s overnight figures.

Seven’s Jimmy Barnes special attracted a larger audience than the channel’s earlier shows, Highway Patrol and Motorbike Cops, which achieved metro audiences of 499,000 and 570,000 respectively.

But the earlier time slot and night was led by Nine’s The Block, which achieved a metro audience of 1.166m, while nationally attracting 1.613m. It led key advertising demographics 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

On Ten at the same time was Australian Survivor, with a metro audience of 645,000. It placed second among younger demographics 16-39 and 18-49.

The 6pm news battle was led by Seven, with 1.023m nationally, beating Nine News’ 987,000. Seven News attracted larger audiences from Adelaide and Perth, while Nine led Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

It was a tight race for the main channel win last night, with Nine’s 23.3% scratching Seven’s 22.5%. Ten’s 11.9% was slightly ahead of the ABC’s 11.4% share, but both were comfortably ahead of SBS’ 4.5% share.

Nine also won the evening from a network perspective, at 31.3%. Nine was ahead of Seven Network’s 30.2%, Network Ten’s 17.1%, ABC Network’s 14.9% and SBS Network’s 6.5%.

The most watched multi-channel of the night was 7Two, on 3.7%.


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