Ten’s Pointless struggles on Friday night with just 202,000 viewers

Ten’s nightly game show Pointless had just 202,000 metro viewers on Friday night, putting it well behind Seven News’ 804,000 and Nine News’ 695,000, which were on at the same time.

The national broadcaster ABC was also able to beat Ten overall, with a 12.4% audience share compared to 12.0% over on Ten. 

Pointless replaced Family Feud as Ten’s nightly game show

Pointless did, however, manage to beat the ABC’s 6pm offering – a repeat of Grand Designs New Zealand – which had just 114,000.

Ten recovered slightly later in the evening, with popular lifestyle program The Living Room securing 351,000 metro viewers at 7:30pm.

This was enough to beat Vet on the Hill on Nine, but was still behind Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens (7:00pm to 8:30pm), which had 533,000 metro viewers, and Gardening Australia on the ABC (424,000).

Seven also won the earlier time slot, with The Chase Australia at 5pm getting 473,000 metro viewers, compared to Ten Eyewitness News’ 341,000. Hot Seat at 5pm on Nine had 245,000.

The ABC’s most successful program for the evening was ABC News at 7pm, which had 555,000. The national broadcaster also had 333,000 for the Invictus Games and 186,000 for an Invictus Games themed You Can’t Ask That.

Seven easily won the evening thanks to its news and lifestyle offerings, with a 21.4% audience share.

7mate was the most-watched multi-channel, with 4.9%, helping the Seven Network to an overall win of 32.0%.

Nine was in second place, with a 15.5% main channel share and 23.3% across the network.

The ABC was in third place for both primary channel and network share, with 12.4% and 18.5% respectively.

Ten’s main channel had 12.0% and the network finished on 18.2%.

SBS finished the night on 5.4% for its primary channel and 7.8% for the network.


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