Oprah with Meghan & Harry special gives Ten a win

Mariam Cheik-Hussein
By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 9 March 2021
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Oprah’s highly anticipated interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave Ten a big win last night, securing it more than a million metro viewers.

The Oprah with Meghan & Harry special, which aired from 7.30-9.30pm, pulled in 1.37 million metro viewers for total people, according to OzTam figures. Another 417,000 regional viewers tuned in, giving it a national audience of 1.78 million for Ten.

Ten says the segment, which was the most watched for the night, was its biggest special since 2011 when Oprah toured Australia. At the time, Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure part 2 pulled in 1.64 million national viewers for the network.

Last night’s special was also 10 Play’s biggest non-sport livestream audience ever.

Also on last night, Nine’s Married at First Sight (MAFS), which runs from 7.30-9pm, attracted 804,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile, Seven’s Ultimate Tag, which also runs from 7.30pm, slipped below the top 20 shows with 260,000 metro viewers.

The most watched news program for the night was Seven News with 1.024 million metro viewers.

For people aged 18-49, the Oprah special attracted 574,000 metro viewers, followed by MAFS with 365,000 metro viewers, and Ten’s The Project with 246,000 metro viewers.

For people aged 25-54, Oprah’s special attracted 638,000 metro viewers, followed by MAFS with 415,000 metro viewers, and Nine News at 6.30 with 293,000 metro viewers.

The boost from Oprah gave Ten the win for the night, with 29.9% of the network share, followed by Nine with 26.9%, and Seven with 20.9%.

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