TEG’s Fire Fight Australia concert brings over 1m metro viewers to Seven

Fight Fight Australia, the bushfire relief fundraising effort from TEG which saw Queen, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Alice Cooper and k. d. lang perform in Sydney to a crowd of over 70,000 people and raised $9.5m in the process, brought 1.006m metro viewers to Seven on Sunday night.

The late portion of the concert was the most-watched, with the primetime set bringing in 953,000 metro viewers, the afternoon 828,000 and the day coverage delivering 543,000.

Seven reports over 4m people tuned in for the Fire Fight charity concert

Nationally, the late coverage delivered 1.560m viewers, the primetime 1.510m, the afternoon 1.269m and the day 837,000 national viewers. The average viewership across the day was 1.11m national viewers and 712,000 metro.

The concert helped Seven to a win in the audience shares on Sunday, holding 38.0% as a network and 31.0% as a main channel.

But Nine’s Married at First Sight still gave a strong performance against the charity event, taking the top spot with metro viewers on 1.103m and bringing in 1.482m national viewers. It also took the top spot in all three of the key advertising demographics – 25-54s, 18-49s and 16-39s. Fire Fight took second and third spot in all three.

Ten’s Dancing With The Stars dropped significantly from its premiere last Sunday, falling from 593,000 metro viewers to 348,000. The elimination brought in 327,000 metro viewers. Nationally the program brought in 497,000 viewers.

Beyond Seven in the audience shares, Nine took second place with 24.1% as a channel and a 30.8% audience share as a network. ABC nipped above Ten with 10.8% as a channel and 14.0% as a network, Ten held 7.2% and 11.7% as a network and SBS secured 3.4% and 5.5%.

7TWO, which aired the Fire Fight concert during the Seven News break, was the most-watched multi-channel with a 3.6% share.


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