Ten’s Lucy Lawless crime series My Life is Murder premieres to 482,000 metro viewers

The latest scripted drama for Ten, My Life is Murder which stars Lucy Lawless as a retired-too-young Melbourne detective who partners up with a former colleague to solve a murder, premiered to 482,000 metro viewers on Wednesday night.

The show comes hot off the heels of Five Bedrooms which premiered to 507,000 viewers.

But it was Seven’s night overall, with the channel holding a winning audience share of 19.6% and a network audience share of 27.4%. Seven had the most-watched show with 1.116m tuning in for the first half of Seven News, and 1.054m for the second half which airs as Today Tonight in some cities.

Home and Away was the most-watched entertainment show for the network, delivering 677,000 metro viewers, while both Border Security and The Force edged into the top 20 shows, pulling 521,000 and 481,000 respectively.

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell brought in 495,000 metro viewers, although it was quickly picked up that the wrong episode was aired due to a labelling error by ABC. The error wasn’t fixed, despite Micallef and his wife putting in their best efforts with the ABC switchboard.

Anh’s Brush With Fame took the top spot for the ABC. 664,000 metro viewers tuned in to watch the comedian paint chef Kylie Kwong.

News was also the most-watched show for Nine, bringing in 908,000 viewers, while Hot Seat was the biggest entertainment program with 517,000.

In the key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, Masterchef was the big winner, holding the top spot across all three. Overall 719,000 metro viewers tuned in for Ten’s cooking competition.

Ten took the win overall for metro audiences 25-54, holding an 18.2% share. The channel also narrowly landed the 16-39s with 19.3% share.

Nine held a 16.2% audience share overall, above Ten’s 15.0% and ABC’s 12.1%. In the network share, Nine held 24.4%, Ten 22.6% and ABC 16.6%.


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