Seven secures easy Tuesday win as First Dates UK improves

Seven managed an easy Tuesday night win with the UK version of its popular reality TV show First Dates outstripping all opponents in the 7.30pm slot.



That show saw its audience lift to 586,000 viewers from last week’s 577,000, according to OzTAM overnight metro ratings, but could not rival the popularity of the local version which finished last week ahead of the non-ratings period.

Nine’s new series, Kevin Can Wait – which ran through Seven’s First Dates – lost viewers for the second episode, managing 455,000 – down on last week’s 492,000.

A repeat episode of The Big Bang Theory airing on Nine at 7:30pm lost audience from last week’s 760,000, managing just 561,000 viewers.

Seven’s Home and Away at 7:00pm was the most watched non-news program of the night, coming in at number six with 727,000 viewers.

Airing at the same time was Ten’s The Project, which attracted 526,000, while Nine’s A Current Affair topped the time slot with 740,000, down on last week’s 743,000.

Seven’s combined 6.30pm news bulletin and Today Tonight offering won the evening with 1.034m viewers, while the 6pm news achieved 1.025m. At 6pm Nine News drew 833,000 viewers dropping to 763,000 for its 6.30pm bulletin.

ABC News attracted 696,000 viewers at 7:00pm.

Seven won total audience share at 18.4%, Nine achieved 16.2%, Ten 12.4%, ABC 11.2% ,and SBS 6.6%.


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