The Masked Singer sticks above 1m metro viewers for second night out

The second night of The Masked Singer has drawn 1.054m metro viewers to Ten, maintaining the momentum the show began on Monday night when it premiered to 1.162m. The show, which sees a celebrity entrant ‘unmasked’ every night, has social media divided, with some praising the odd concept and complex set and costume design, and others claiming to be engaging with the show via ‘hate watching’.

But the show delivered for Ten in the key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, holding the top spot across all three. Ten was also the most-watched channel with metro audiences 16-39 and 25-54.

Ten’s reboot of Beverly Hills 90210, which sees the cast return after parting ways in 2000 and planning to make a new season, BH90210, brought 468,000 metro viewers to the channel and took third spot in all three of the key demos, followed by The Project in fourth position.

The Masked Singer was the most-watched program overall for the night, but it wasn’t enough to give Ten the win in total people. Nine was the most-watched channel overall (19.0%), followed by Seven (17.4%) and Ten (16.4%). ABC held a 12.7% share.

Nine’s most-watched for the night was Nine News with 867,000 metro viewers, followed by The Block (816,000) and A Current Affair (759,000). 426,000 watched Seachange.

News was also the most popular offering for Seven – Seven News drew 955,000 metro viewers. Home and Away was Seven’s best entertainment program (617,000,) followed by The Chase Australia (568,000). The channel’s 7:30pm offering was Counting Down To Australia’s Top Dog which brought in 420,000.

Old People’s Home For Four Year Olds wrapped up on ABC, taking the title of most-watched on the broadcaster with 664,000 metro viewers, followed by ABC News with 647,000.

Nine Network held the biggest audience share overall (27.3%) followed by Seven (25.4%), Ten (22.4%) and ABC (17.4%).


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