Network Seven has smashed Channel Nine in the Royal Wedding ratings.
Seven’s coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony was the most watched program on Saturday night, garnering a whopping 1.95 million viewers across Australia’s five capital cities.
According to the station’s Twitter account, 600,000 additional viewers tuned in across regional markets, taking the overall audience to 2.58 million people.
Winners are grinners! Channel Seven’s coverage of the Royal Wedding – anchored by Melissa Doyle and Michael Usher – came out on top in the ratings on Saturday night
Seven’s coverage of the arrivals and the procession – anchored by Michael Usher and Melissa Doyle – were the number two and three rating programs of the evening respectively, according to TV Tonight.
Meanwhile, Channel Nine may be less than impressed with their figures.
Their coverage of the ceremony garnered 1.47 million metro viewers – nearly 500,000 less than the number who were watching over on Channel Seven.
Less than impressed? While viewers may like ‘waking up with Today’, it seems they don’t like spending the evening with them – with the network’s ‘pre-wedding special’ failing to crack the million mark
Nine’s pre-wedding coverage of the event was hosted by Today show stars Karl Stefanovic and Georgie Gardner.
And while viewers may like ‘waking up with Today’, it seems they don’t like spending the evening with them – with the network’s ‘pre-wedding special’ failing to crack the million mark.
It garnered 974,000 metro viewers, coming in eighth place for the night.
Under fire: Both stations suffered criticism from viewers, with many left frustrated by Channel Nine cutting to ads
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to both Channels Seven and Nine for official comment on their performances.
Meanwhile, both stations suffered criticism from viewers.
Channel Nine was panned for including ads in their broadcast, while one social media user described Seven’s coverage as ‘nauseating’.
Wedding bells: Australia was entranced by the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday night