Seven’s mini-series Olivia drops 250,000 viewers for second outing

The second half of Seven’s two part telemovie about Olivia Newton John averaged just 488,000 metro viewers on Sunday night, shedding almost 250,000 from the first part.

Last weekend the drama, which stars Delta Goodrem as Newton-John, pulled in 735,000 metro viewers.

The show was third in its timeslot behind the second half of Ten’s Masterchef and Nine’s The Voice, which also features Goodrem as one of the coaches.

The second part of the biopic didn’t deliver the audiences of last week

However, Seven’s renovation show House Rules grew its audience last night, with 798,000 viewers across the five metro cities tuning in, up from last Sunday’s 686,000.

It was the highest rating episode for House Rules so far this year.

However the show still came in third behind Nine’s The Voice and Ten’s Masterchef Australia.

Nine’s The Voice – which features Goodrem as a judge – was the most watched entertainment show of the evening, with 885,000 metro viewers. It was slightly ahead of the 811,000 metro viewers watching Ten’s Masterchef Australia.

Ten proved more successful across the key advertising demographics, winning the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

In the 25-54 demographic, Ten’s Masterchef averaged 457,000 viewers.

Running against the three commercial free to air offerings was ABC’s The Queen’s Green Planet, which managed 654,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s most successful program of the night was its 6pm news bulletin, at 1.230m metro viewers. It was the most watched show of Sunday, ahead of the Nine News bulletin’s 1.113m.

However Nine’s consistency across news, current affairs and entertainment boosted the channel to a Sunday win, with a 22.7% share. Seven’s share was 20.2%, comfortably ahead of Ten’s 14.2%, ABC’s 10.9% and SBS’ 4.4%.


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