Ten’s Dancing With The Stars attracts 492,000 metro viewers, bringing audience share behind ABC

The third episode of Ten’s Dancing with the Stars failed to attract a strong audience on Monday night, pulling in 492,000 metro viewers for the main show and 496,000 for the elimination.

This was down on last week’s show, when it attracted 498,000 metro viewers, and 588,000 for the elimination. On debut it pulled 621,000 metro viewers.

Ten’s programming line-up has had a bad run as of late, with Changing Rooms being axed from the schedule and Sunday Night Takeaway struggling to maintain viewers.

On Monday night, the time slot was dominated by Nine’s Married at First Sight, with 1.293m metro viewers tuning in to the reality TV show at 7.30pm. The show also topped key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Nine’s news show was the most watched current affair show of the night, with 987,000 metro viewers tuning in.

Seven’s news offering came a close second with 969,000 metro viewers.

The ABC’s coverage of the Cardinal Pell verdict boosted audiences for both Four Corners and Media Watch last night. Four Corners achieved 794,000 metro viewers, while media watch pulled in 749,000.

The ABC’s strong showing meant it pulled ahead of Ten on both a network and main channel share level, with the ABC’s main channel winning 17.1% of audiences, compared to Ten’s 10.7%.

Nine won the night with a 24.4% share on its main channel, followed by Seven, which attracted 17.7%.

SBS managed a 4.2% main channel share.


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