Australia Survivor comes first on TV ratings and beats Farmer Wants a Wife and Beauty and the Geek

Survival of the fittest! Australia Survivor Brains vs Brawn beats Farmer Wants a Wife and Beauty and the Geek in the TV ratings


Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn won Monday night’s TV ratings.

The reality game show was the clear leader, beating out competing programs Farmer Wants a Wife and Beauty and the Geek.

It’s a big win for Channel 10, who attracted 768,000 metro viewers for Survivor and 744,000 for the comedy quiz show, Have You Been Paying Attention?

Top of the leaderboard: Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn won Monday night's TV ratings. The reality game show was the clear leader, beating out competing programs Farmer Wants a Wife and Beauty and the Geek. Pictured: Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia

Top of the leaderboard: Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn won Monday night’s TV ratings. The reality game show was the clear leader, beating out competing programs Farmer Wants a Wife and Beauty and the Geek. Pictured: Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia

Channel Seven’s Farmer Wants a Wife came in second with 705,000 viewers.

The popular series has been sitting at the 600-700,000 mark for the previous few nights, and has risen slightly higher as the series finale draws near.

Nine’s Beauty and the Geek was further down the list, dropping past Aussie soap Home and Away and The Chase Australia, with 618,000 viewers. 

Reality show face-off: Channel Seven's Farmer Wants a Wife came in second with 705,000 viewers, while Nine's Beauty and the Geek was further down the list, dropping past Aussie soap Home and Away and The Chase Australia, with 618,000 viewers

Reality show face-off: Channel Seven’s Farmer Wants a Wife came in second with 705,000 viewers, while Nine’s Beauty and the Geek was further down the list, dropping past Aussie soap Home and Away and The Chase Australia, with 618,000 viewers

The Sophie Monk-hosted reboot, which last screened seven years ago in 2014, is almost halfway through its current season.   

Meanwhile, Australian Survivor also won the audience share in several key demographics.

The series topped the leaderboard for the 16-39 demographic (273,000 viewers) and 18-49 (407,000 viewers). 

They narrowly lost the 25-54 age group to Have You Been Paying Attention?

Popular with the youth: Meanwhile, Australian Survivor also won the audience share in several key demographics. The series topped the leaderboard for the 16-39 demographic (273,000 viewers) and 18-49 (407,000 viewers)

Popular with the youth: Meanwhile, Australian Survivor also won the audience share in several key demographics. The series topped the leaderboard for the 16-39 demographic (273,000 viewers) and 18-49 (407,000 viewers)

In terms of overall network ratings, Channel Seven took first place with 26.3%, Ten was second with 25.4% and Nine came third with 24.6%.  

Despite the popular reception, Australian Survivor Brains vs Brawn is still only two episodes into the new season. 

It will be a test to see if the series retains its ratings lead.  

The third episode airs tonight at 7:30pm on Channel Ten and 10 Play.  

Up for the challenge: Despite the popular reception, Australian Survivor Brains vs Brawn is still only two episodes into the new season and it will be a test to see if the series retains its ratings lead

Up for the challenge: Despite the popular reception, Australian Survivor Brains vs Brawn is still only two episodes into the new season and it will be a test to see if the series retains its ratings lead