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Ten grabs 1.144m for winner announcement of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here as Ten considers second season

The finale of Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here saw 1.144m metro viewers tune in to see former English-cricket player Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff crowned the winner.

Flintoff, who entered the series as an intruder in the third week, defeated AFL champ Barry Hall and media personality Chrissie Swan, who took second and third place, respectively, with 999,000 metro viewers tuning in for the finale episode.

The cricketer secured $100,000 for his chosen charity The McGrath Foundation.

The show was down marginally on its launch at the beginning of February which saw the show pull 1.119m metro viewers. During the show’s six week run the show sank to an audience low of 588,000, according to preliminary overnight figures from OzTam.

The winner announcement was the third-most watched show across all the demographics.

According to Ten, the show over-ran by 19 minutes, with Ten saying the finale night was watched by 1.03m while the winner announcement pulled a metro crowd of 1.23m.

Shark Tank, which aired directly after the finale, grabbed 856,000 metro viewers according to Ten.

The finale saw Ten grab an audience share of 17.7 per cent as Nine won the night with a share of 23.5 per cent. Seven claimed second place with a share of 20.6 per cent while the ABC managed a share of 10.9 per cent.

Ten have refused to confirm a second season of the show, saying an announcement will be made when appropriate.

The TV Network was not doing interviews this morning but Ten’s chief programming officer Beverley McGarvey said in a statement: “We are very pleased with how I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here performed in its first season. It is a new brand that we have successfully launched against very established competitors. Its television audience was in line with our expectations, it produced significant growth for TEN across the past six weeks, and it generated enormous attention and talk online and on social media.

“Launching new shows takes time. It was really exciting to have a show on air that everyone was talking about. It is a really entertaining show and all the talent – in particular, Chris and Julia – resonated strongly with viewers. We are now considering how we move forward with a potential Season 2 of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and will make an announcement when appropriate.”

In the absence of My Kitchen Rules, The Block: Triple Threat’s room reveal was the most-watched non-news show of the evening, pulling a metro audience of 1.205m while 1.103m metro viewers watched the rest of the episode.

On Seven, Sunday Night at 7pm was watched by 1.063m viewers while Australia: The Story of Us at 8pm grabbed a metro audience of 894,000, up on last week’s audience of 737,000.

At 8.30pm 60 Minutes on Nine was watched by 1.025m.

Downton Abbey at 9pm on Seven pulled a metro audience of 879,000, an increase on last week’s audience of 763,000. In time-shifted viewing, Downton Abbey was watched by an extra 260,000 viewers taking last week’s episodes audience to 1.019m.

On the ABC, Life on The Reef at 7.40pm grabbed 663,000 viewers and Broadchurch at 8.40pm was watched by 633,000.

Also on Ten, the Australia Formula One World Championship pre-race was watched by 637,000 while the race grabbed a metro audience of 1.066m.

In news, Nine News at 6pm won the night with a metro audience of 1.302m while Seven News was watched by 1.063m viewers.

The Top 10:
1 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,302,000
2 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT ROOM REVEAL Network 9 1,205,000
3 I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! THE WINNER ANNOUNCED Network TEN 1,144,000
4 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -SUN Network 9 1,103,000
5 AUST FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 – RACE Network TEN 1,066,000
6 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,063,000
7 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,025,000
8 I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! FINALE NIGHT Network TEN 999,000
9 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 980,000
10 SHARK TANK Network TEN 973,000
11 AUSTRALIA: THE STORY OF US Network 7 894,000
12 DOWNTON ABBEY Network 7 879,000
13 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 789,000
14 LIFE ON THE REEF-EV Network ABC 663,000
15 AUST FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 – PRE-RACE Network TEN 637,000

Audience Share:
Network 9 23.5%
Network 7 20.6%
Network TEN 17.7%
Network ABC 10.9%
Network GO! 4.4%
Network SBS ONE 4.4%
Network 7mate 4.0%
Network 7TWO 3.9%
Network Gem 2.8%
Network ABC2 1.9%
Network ELEVEN 1.9%
Network ONE 1.3%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network SBS 2 0.7%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share:
Network 9 TTL 30.7%
Network 7 TTL 28.6%
Network TEN TTL 21.0%
Network ABC TTL 14.4%
Network SBS TTL 5.4%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

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