Ten’s Australian Survivor tops demos despite slight dip in second show

Ten’s Australian Survivor was the most watched non-news show of Thursday evening, leading entertainment offerings with 615,000 metro viewers.

Though it fell from Wednesday night’s premiere of 716,000 metro viewers – the show led its time slot, beating Seven’s Single Wives, which had a metro audience of 293,000 at 7:30pm, down from last week’s 343,000.

Australian Survivor also led the key advertising demographics, which are made up of the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. Its national audience was 838,000, while Single Wives, when combined with regional figures, reached 425,000.

Also running against the two shows was Nine’s NRL match between the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and Brisbane Broncos, which pulled an audience of 381,000 between Sydney and Brisbane. Nationally, NRL had 651,000 viewers.

But it was news and current affairs which led Thursday evening, Seven’s 6pm bulletin achieving 934,000 metro viewers ahead of Nine News’ 929,000. The national audiences for the 6pm bulletins were 1.488m and 1.203m respectively.

Nine’s A Current Affair and Seven News 6:30/Today Tonight also had bigger audiences that non-news shows – 738,000 and 942,000 respectively.

ABC News pulled a metro audience of 672,000.

On Seven Network, The Front Bar – which ran at 8:45pm on the main channel in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth – had an audience of 362,000. It was the biggest audience for Front Bar in the show’s history.

Nine’s Footy Show had an audience of 348,000 across its main channel.

The multi-channels’ most popular show was on 7Two. Father Brown pulled an audience of 215,000. Earlier on in the day, morning breakfast show Sunrise, which runs on Seven, took a lead over Nine’s breakfast show Today, with audiences of 257,000 and 245,000.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary figures, Nine won the evening from a main channel perspective, with a 19.8% share of Seven’s 16.7% and Ten’s 13.6%. ABC and SBS’ shares were 10.5% and 5.9% respectively.

From a network perspective, Seven Network took a lead over Nine Network, with a 28.8% share over Nine’s 27.4% share. Network Ten’s share was 19.4%, ABC Network pulled a 15.9% share and SBS Network’s share was 8.4%.


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