The Amazing Race Australia’s final moments bring 739,000 metro viewers to Ten

Ten’s The Amazing Race Australia, a revamp of the format which ran for three years on Seven in 2011, 2012 and 2014, concluded on Tuesday night with 739,000 metro viewers tuning in for the final moments.

The final episode leading up to the winner announcement drew 620,000 metro viewers. The final of the first season on Seven drew 1.195m viewers in 2011, but 2014’s season wrapped to just 416,000.

The Amazing Race Australia has wrapped on Ten

970,000 people watched the final moments nationally and 829,000 watched the episode leading to them.

Ten’s chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said: “The Amazing Race Australia has been a brilliant first season for us and is a show that really feels like it belongs on 10, it engaged audiences across all platforms and took us all on a genuine action-packed adventure.

“I’d like to thank our dedicated host Beau Ryan for his enthusiasm and commitment, all our wonderfully interesting and entertaining contestants for their impressive efforts across the season, the excellent team Eureka Productions for being great production partners and to everyone at 10 for their hard work and passion,” she said.

Chief sales officer Rod Prosser said: “We had some brilliant commercial partners for The Amazing Race Australia. A big thank you to Bankwest, Tourism NT and Jetstar for helping us bring this season to life. We really enjoyed working with our partners to creatively and innovatively integrate their brands across the season.”

The Amazing Race topped all three of the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s – holding the top two spots. Third place in the 16-39s was occupied by The Project, while Nine News took third place in the older two demos.

The show went up against 7.30 on ABC with 515,000 metro viewers, followed by Dream Gardens on 383,000. Nine aired two episodes of Young Sheldon to 408,000 and 403,000 metro viewers. Seven’s offering of Border Security: International drew 341,000.

One Born Every Minute Australia followed The Amazing Race for 326,000 metro viewers. The ABC’s Love on the Spectrum brought in 459,000.

Seven News made its way back to the top after being toppled by Nine News on Monday night. At 6.30, 906,000 tuned in to the program, while the earlier half brought in 877,000. Nine News delivered 765,000 at 6.30 and 730,000 before.

The night overall was won by Nine, which held a 16.2% channel audience share and 25.7% as a network. Seven sat just slightly behind with 14.8% as a channel and 24.5% as a network. Ten held 13.7% and 21.3%, ahead of ABC on 13.3% and 17.9%. 9Gem was the most-popular multi-channel with a 4.9% share.


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