Beauty and the Geek final draws decent viewership with 665,000 metro viewers

Channel Nine’s Beauty and the Geek final draws 665,000 viewers, beating Ten’s Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn

Chanel Nine’s uplifting Beauty and The Geek finale drew a healthy crowd on Tuesday night.

As welcome news for producers of the series, the program reached 665,000 viewers, according to mumbrella.

This is a jump from 548,000 who watched the previous final in 2014, but the show fell far short of Seven’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.

You beauty! Chanel Nine’s uplifting Beauty and The Geek finale drew a healthy crowd on Tuesday night. As welcome news for producers of the series, the program reached 665,000 viewers, according to Mumbrella

BATG’s last episode had 588,000 viewers, before skyrocketing as Lachlan and Keira were crowned winners.

The pair received the most votes from previously eliminated contestants and were paired with host Sophie Monk early in the season.

But the happy ending wasn’t enough for the reality dating series as the Tokyo Olympics obliterated competition at the free-to-air stations.

Draw card: BATG's final episode sat at 588,000 viewers, before soaring as Lachlan and Keira were crowned winners

Draw card: BATG’s final episode sat at 588,000 viewers, before soaring as Lachlan and Keira were crowned winners

The evening block for the broadcast of Seven’s Olympics drew 1.143 million viewers, then fell slightly to 1.016 million during the night.

The evening session for the Olympics also came out on top for all three main age groups.

Compared to non-news and non-Olympic programming, Seven’s Beauty and the Geek lost out to The Chase Australia, which managed 772,000 subway viewers.

A slam dunk: But the happy ending wasn't enough for the reality dating series as the Tokyo Olympics destroyed competition in the free-to-air stations

A slam dunk: But the happy ending wasn’t enough for the reality dating series as the Tokyo Olympics destroyed competition in the free-to-air stations

However, the dating series did beat Ten’s Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn, which drew 595,000 viewers.

The results led to Seven taking a solid 50% audience share for the night.

Nine lagged far behind in second place with a 20.1% share.

Outwrestled: The dating series defeated Ten's Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn, which drew 595,000 viewers

Outwrestled: The dating series defeated Ten’s Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn, which drew 595,000 viewers

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