A significant 635,000 Aussies tuned in to see comedian Celia Pacquola and Jarryd Byrne crowned this year’s winners of Dancing With The Stars, according to OzTAM metro.
While slightly down on last year’s finale (687,000), this year’s programme has faced a number of setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, including canning its studio audience and the quarantine of Christian Wilkings and Lily Cornish. The season did, however, end with it biggest audience of the year.
ViacomCBS Networks Australia & New Zealand chief content officer and EVP, Beverley McGarvey, said:
“This season of Dancing With The Stars has been like no other. The brilliant team have been exceptionally inventive in delivering a safe, world-class season with minimal disruption and lots of creative innovation.
“I’d like to extend my thanks to the incredible team at Warner Bros, the BBC and our own team here at 10 for their tireless efforts in bringing this brilliant season to life each and every week. It was not easy, but your determination was phenomenal.
“A huge congratulations to Celia and Jarryd for taking out the mirror ball trophy as our 2020 Dancing With The Stars Champions!”
However, it still wasn’t enough to knock Nine out of top spot for the night. In primary channel share, Nine won with 26.8 per cent, Seven did 19.2 per cent, 10 did 11.7 per cent, ABC did 10.9 per cent and SBS did 4.0 per cent.
Here’s how the rest of the night ran.
News did 1.37m, did MAFS 1.16m, 60 Minutes did 1.01m, a COVID-19 special did 854,000 and Confessions of a Serial Killer did 408,000.
The Sunday Project did 403,000 and 10 News First did 432,000.
News did 1.3m, Ben Cousins: Coming Clean did 791,000 and The Latest: Seven News did 673,000.
News did 1m, Grand Designs NZ did 527,000, Stateless did 409,000, Insiders did 394,000 and Landline did 337,000.
All channels share
Nine dominated the night with 35.1 per cent, Seven followed with 25.6 per cent, ABC did 17.3 per cent, 10 did 16.4 per cent, and SBS did 5.6 per cent.
Demographic breakdown (all channels)
1. Nine – 38.8 per cent
2. Seven – 26.1 per cent
3. 10 – 17.9 per cent
1. Nine – 37.3 per cent
2. Seven – 25.7 per cent
3. 10 – 19.3 per cent
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