Sunday Night Takeaway delivers just 279,000 viewers

Ten’s new variety format, Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway, has failed to deliver large numbers, with 279,000 metro viewers tuning in last night.

The figure was slightly up on last week’s 259,000, however paled in comparison to Nine’s juggernaut Married at First Sight, which secured its second-highest audience of the series, 1.476m.

Sunday Night Takeaway premiered to 383,000 metro viewers 

According to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight metro ratings,  Seven’s prime-time offering of My Kitchen Rules had just 560,000 viewers, however Seven said there were time coding errors for its programs, resulting in incorrect figures for its post-news line-up.

Seven News won the news battle nationally, with 1.442m tuning in across the cities and the regions, however Nine was victorious in the metro markets. In the cities alone, Nine News – leading into Married at First Sight – had 1.030m viewers. Seven News had 945,000.

In more positive news for Ten, 649,000 metro viewers tuned in to watch the Formula One World Championship, with figures climbing to 924,000 with the addition the regions.

565,000 metro viewers (795,000 nationally) watched the podium presentation.

Due to the MAFS powerhouse, Nine had an easy win across the evening, securing a 28.9% primary channel share. Seven had 16.8%, while the ABC once again beat Ten, with 13.9% compared to 8.4%. SBS had just 3.7% for the night.

The two most-watched multi-channels were 7Mate and 9Go, which had 3.9% of the audience each.

Nine also won the night on a network level, with 38.0%. Seven Network had 25.3%, while the ABC finished on 18.5%. Network Ten had 12.2%, and SBS secured 6.0%.


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