Seven’s The Real Full Monty strip show tops one million viewers

Seven’s Sunday night special, The Real Full Monty, attracted more than 1m viewers across the five capital cities last night, making it the most watched entertainment show of the evening.

The one-off television special saw eight high profile Australian men strip down in front of an audience, in an attempt to raise awareness of men’s health issues. It starred Shane Jacobson, Campbell Brown, Matt Cooper, Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones, Jett Kenny, Sam Mac, Kris Smith and Brian ‘BT’ Taylor.

The Real Full Monty attracted more than 1m viewers

According to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight ratings, the show grabbed the attention of an average of 1.027m Australians,  with its most watched audience coming from Melbourne – 296,000.

Nationally the show achieved 1.579m viewers.

Among the key advertising demographics, Ten’s Masterchef Australia and Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior led the way.

Masterchef Australia – which averaged a metro audience of 872,000 in the 7.30pm slot, making it fifth in all-people – was also the most watched show among the 16-39s.

In the 18-49s and 25-54s, Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior was most popular while across the five metro cities, Ninja Warrior achieved 974,000 viewers. When combined with regional viewing, its total rose to 1.399m.

But it was news which dominated the evening, with the 6pm news bulletin from Seven capturing 1.182m metro viewers. Nine News Sunday also had more than 1m viewers, attracting 1.099m at 6pm.

Nine News was watched by more Australians in Sydney and Melbourne, but Seven News dominated in the Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth markets.

The final broadcast from SBS World News anchor Lee Lin Chin averaged 222,000 metro viewers at 6.30pm.

Seven’s one off special paid off, with the channel achieving a 23.7% share, beating Nine’s 20.8%. Ten came in ahead of SBS and ABC, with a 13% share. ABC and SBS’ shares were 10.6% and 5.2%.

The most watched multi-channel was 7mate, with a 5.1% share. This was helped by 7mate’s movie Deadpool, which achieved 259,000.

Total network share was also won by Seven – at 33.7%. Nine Network came in with a 28.7% share, while Network Ten had a 16.7% share. ABC Network managed a 14.3% share, while SBS Network’s total share was 6.5%.


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