Australian Survivor has returned with its biggest ever season premiere at 807,000 over a 2 hour premiere -up on 2018’s 716,000.
That was enough to top the demos and, together with a share over on 10 Bold, helped the network to land second for the night …with Nine pushed to third.
10’s Beverley McGarvey has said, “Last night’s Australian Survivor launch was a fantastic start to what we believe is the best season yet.
“A huge thanks and congratulations to the all the competitors, Jonathan and the brilliant team behind the scenes who have put together yet another amazing season.
“These contestants really are here to play and we can’t wait to share more of what’s to come.”
It was a better figure than Anh’s Brush with Fame (722,000), 7:30 (580,000), Young Sheldon (481,000 / 369,000) and Britain’s Got Talent (451,000),
Survivor not withstanding, the correct episode of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (in which he cheekily opened wth Adam Hills Tonight credits) drew 607,000 from 8:30pm.
It’s worth noting that neither Seven nor Nine could improve on their two 5pm game shows with anything after 7:30pm.
Seven won Wednesday with 25.9% then 10 24.2%, Nine 24.0%, ABC 16.8% and SBS 9.1%.
Seven News (1.08m / 1.01m) was #1 for Seven then Home and Away (652,000) and The Chase (604,000 / 367,000).
Nine News (902,000 / 860,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (760,000) and Hot Seat (556,000 / 312,000). A Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie was 275,000.
The Project drew 487,000 / 293,000 then 10 News First (374,000), My Life is Murder (373,000) and Celebrity Name Game (242,000).
ABC News (630,000), Squinters (293,000), The Drum (188,000) and Insert Name Here (173,000) comprised ABC’s other shows.
On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (222,000), Going Places with Ernie Dingo (178,000), Great British Railway Journeys (155,000), Tour de France (150,000) and SBS World News (138,000).
10 Bold’s NCIS topped multichannels at 198,000.
News Breakfast: 120,000 / 40,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 24 July 2019