Ten’s Sunday Night Takeaway loses more viewers as channel share drops to 7.2%

Ten’s Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway has yet again lost viewers, down 31,000 metro viewers from last week’s episode to 259,000.

The show debuted in February with 383,000 viewers, and has been struggling to size up to Nine’s Married at First Sight and Seven’s My Kitchen Rules.

Ten’s highest rating show for the night was The Project at 7pm, which drew 278,000 metro viewers. Hughesy, We Have a Problem continued to struggle in the later 9pm time slot, with 222,000 metro viewers.

The resulting main channel share was 7.2%, in contrast to ABC’s 13.6%.

Married at First Sight drew the lion’s share of the audience in the prime time slot on Sunday night, attracting 1.281m metro viewers. The show also topped key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54. Married’s success – along with its strong news offering – helped Nine to a 26.3% main channel share.

My Kitchen Rules was Seven’s most-watched entertainment show for the evening, racking up 732,000 metro viewers. Seven’s highest rating show of the night was its news offering, which attracted 875,000 metro viewers. Seven’s main channel share was 18.4%.

ABC saw a few shows enter the top ten for the night, with its news show attracting 640,000 viewers, detective drama Vera pulling in 605,000 in the later time slot, and The Crown and Us: The Story of The Royals in Australia drawing 438,000.

On a total network level, Nine drew the largest share of audience, with 36.3%. Seven was next, with a 27.4% share. ABC drew 18.3% across its entire network, while Ten attracted 11.8%. SBS drew 6.3%.


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