Ten kicks off its ‘biggest week of the year’ with 926,000 metro viewers for the penultimate episode of Survivor

Ten has managed to back up its promos claiming the network is set to have its “biggest week of the year” so far with 926,000 metro viewers tuning in to watch the penultimate episode of Australian Survivor.

The figure gives the show its biggest regular episode ever, and its second biggest viewership since the final episode of the 2016 episode which saw Kristie Bennett crowned the winner.

Warning: This article contains spoilers about last night’s Survivor episode

Also having a strong night was Have You Been Paying Attention? with 826,000 metro viewers, its biggest episode this season and highest figure since July 2018.

Ten’s week will continue with the final episode of Survivor tonight, with a winner to be crowned between Pia Miranda, Baden Gilbert and Harry Hills after Luke Toki was given the boot last night in an emotional tribal council, before The Bachelor Australia wraps up on Thursday night as Matt Agnew picks his winner between Chelsie McLeod, Abbie Chatfield and Helena Sauzier. The two finals will be followed by the first game of the Rugby World Cup on Friday and the premiere of The Masked Singer Australia the following Monday.

Australian Survivor and Have You Been Paying Attention? also both managed to top the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s – holding the top spots in all three, followed by The Block. Ten was also the most-watched channel with metro audiences 25-54 (23.9% audience share) and metro audiences 16-39 (29.1%).

Nine’s renovation reality juggernaut brought in 940,000 metro viewers, making it the most-watched entertainment program overall and helping Nine to a winning audience share of 20.9% for its primary channel and 26.7% as a network. The win came despite a significant drop between 7:30pm and 8:30pm when just 543,000 metro viewers tuned in for Karl Stefanovic’s This Time Next Year. Nine’s strong news presence, however, (962,000 metro viewers tuned in for Nine News and 845,000 for A Current Affair) helped the channel over the line.

Seven News was again the most-watched program overall, bringing in 1.023m metro viewers. Home and Away was its most popular entertainment program, delivering 692,000 metro viewers, followed by The Chase Australia with 572,000.

Ten’s Pilot Week continues to bring in viewers, with an encore of Part Time Private Eyes delivering 266,000 metro viewers at 9:30pm – more than the premiere of Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians (175,000) and My 80 Year Old Flatmate (174,000).

Seven held the highest audience share behind Nine with 17.2% for its primary channel and 25.8% for the network. Ten’s primary channel held 16.8% while Network Ten had a 22.4% share, and ABC held 14.0% as a channel and 17.9% as a network. The most-watched multi-channel was 7Mate with 3.6%.


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