Trump’s presidential win dominates Australian viewers’ attention

Donald Trump’s presidential win captured the attention of Australia last night, with Seven and Nine news dominating the ratings as audiences tuned in to hear the latest news from the United States.


Seven News grabbed an audience of 1.176m at 6:00pm while Seven News at 6:30pm attracted an audience of 1.067m.

Nine News wasn’t far behind with 1.072m tuning in at 6:00pm and 1.031m at 6:30pm.

Nine News at 6:00pm and Nine News at 6:30pm were the top two programs across the key advertising demographics of 18-49 and 25-54, while Seven News was the top show for the 16-39 age demographic.

ABC news, which aired at 7:00pm, achieved an audience of 845,000.

Moving away from the US election, Home and Away was the most watched non-news program, the show achieving 818,000 viewers at 7:00pm.

The show was ahead of Ten’s The Project which pulled in 547,000 viewers.

At 7:30pm, Australia’s police reality shows dominated the ratings, with 727,000 tuning into Seven’s Highway Patrol, which was down from last week’s audience of 742,000, but ahead of Nine’s RBT which drew in 594,000 viewers.

Jamie Oliver’s program, Jamie’s Superfood Family Classics, which aired on Ten at 7:30pm, recorded an audience of 445,000.

In the 8:00pm slot, Seven’s Beach Cops achieved an audience of 668,000, ahead of the ABC’s Hard Quiz, which pulled in 592,000 viewers.

Later on in evening, Nine’s Doctor Doctor dominated the 8:30pm slot with an audience of 707,000.

The show was ahead of reality show Surveillance Oz which aired on Seven at the same time, with an audience of 547,000 viewers.

The Wrong Girl climbed in the ratings this week, with 443,000 tuning in at 8:40pm. Last week the program had an audience of 415,000.

In the shares, Nine scraped a win over Seven, with a share of 18.9% ahead of Seven’s 18.1%. The ABC had a share of 12.5%, and Ten achieved a share of 11.1%. SBS recorded a share of 4.8%.


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