Seven’s The Wall defeats Nine’s Family Food Fight

Seven’s premiere of new game show The Wall was the most-watched entertainment program of the night, achieving almost 1m metro viewers and beating new Nine cooking show Family Food Fight and Ten’s All-Star Family Feud.

The show, which was filmed in Poland and hosted by Axle Whitehead, averaged 974,000 metro viewers on its first night on air, while Family Food Fight captured a metro audience of 614,000.

Seven’s director of programming Angus Ross’ said last week the show would could help the network deliver a “strong run home” at the end of the year.

The Wall placed second across the key advertising demographics (16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s), while Family Food Fight placed fourth in the 18-49s and 25-54s, and fifth in the 16-39s.

Nine’s result was behind the target of  TV entertainment boss Adrian Swift, who said he would dance a jig if the audience reached 800,000.  Family Food Fight’s audience in the 25-54 age demographic was 314,000, also short of Swift’s target of 400,000.

But the winner across the key advertising demographics was Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? which achieved a metro audience of 725,000.

It’s biggest audience came from the the 25-54 age demographic, with 410,000 tuning in.

Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? also won its time slot, beating Seven’s new show Liar, which premiered with 512,000 metro viewers.

Nine’s Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders sat outside of the top 20 on 325,000 metro viewers.

Seven also won the 6pm news battle, with 994,000 metro viewers tuning in to Seven News.

Meanwhile Nine News managed 940,000 metro viewers.

ABC News pulled in a metro audience of 773,000 and Media Watch, which ran later in the evening, averaged 586,000 metro viewers.

With the help of The Wall, Seven won the night in terms of average audience share at 20.1%, ahead of Nine’s 17.6%. Ten’s average audience share sat at 12.4%, behind the ABC’s 15.7%. SBS’ share was 4.7%.


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