The Yearly with Charlie Pickering gains viewers in 2016 special

The ABC’s Yearly with Charlie Pickering gained more viewers for its 2016 special, capturing an audience 646,000, according to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight ratings.


The annual program gained 54,000 viewers from last year’s episode, which was beaten by Seven’s Better Home and Gardens. 

Despite the win, Seven’s police reality show, Highway Patrol, grabbed the biggest audience in the non-news category with 728,000 viewers at 7:30pm, ahead of last week’s audience of 684,000.

The program was the top viewed show amongst two key advertising demographics; the 16-39s and 25-54s.

Highway Patrol beat Nine’s Wild New Zealand which drew 460,000 viewers.

While metro audiences remain relatively low as Christmas approaches, last night’s ratings put Seven’s programming ahead of its competitors.

Channel Seven news at 6:30pm was the most watched program of the evening, with 951,000 just ahead of its 6:00pm slot with 908,000.

Nine News managed an audience of 843,000 at 6:00pm while Nine News at 6:30pm captured 807,000.

Seven’s 7:00pm program, Home and Away, attracted an audience of 713,000 and managed a top five spot across the ad demographics.

The soap opera dominated the 7:00pm slot ahead of Ten’s The Project, which achieved 483,000 viewers.

Seven’s emergency and medical reality shows continued to attract audiences throughout the evening, with 602,000 viewers tuning in to Air Rescue at 8:00pm, and 519,000 viewers watching Gold Coast Medical at 8:30pm.

The ABC’s Hard Quiz, which was also on at 8:00pm managed 582,000.

In the shares, Seven won the night at 19.3% ahead of Nine’s 15.5%, the ABC’s 13.8%, Ten’s 13.1% and SBS at 4.7%.


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