• AFL legend wins I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Australia voted AFL Legend Brendan “Fev” Fevola as their King of the Jungle in last night’s grand finale of TEN’s hit family entertainment show I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Network Ten reports that over the past six weeks, Australia has fallen in love with the sporting great as he threw himself into all elements of jungle life. He excelled in the nine trials he took part in, and was a cherished member of camp and a caring and supportive friend to all who needed him.
In each trial he took part in, Fevola’s senses were pushed to their limits, none more so than in the final Tucker Chewsday Trial, Hipster Horror. Paired with fellow finalist Paul “The Chief” Harragon, Fevola downed the scary smoothie, the same drink that stumped Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff in season one and made Chris Brown sick after one sip. In a huge effort, Fevola walked away with the red star, bringing home condiments for the camp.
The resident practical joker, Fevola always did his best to keep everybody’s spirits up around camp. His constant pranks on Bonnie Lythgoe ended in a failed retaliation, but eventually Shane Warne led a successful team effort to trick the gentle giant into believing Warne was leaving the jungle. Once aware he was the butt of the joke, Fevola applauded the team for their efforts.
Another big part of Fevola’s journey has been his willingness to open up to his camp mates about very personal matters. He discussed his battles with depression and also recounted his controversial 2009 Brownlow Awards night bender, which led to the demise of his AFL career.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here is produced for TEN by ITV Studios Australia.
Across the capital cities, The Winner Announced attracted 1.06 million viewers and peaked at 1.22 million, ranking #1 in its timeslot among people 25 to 54 and under 55. In Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, it was #1 in its timeslot in total people.
The first part of last night’s epic conclusion to the 2016 season, Finale Night, had 1.01 million viewers in the capital cities and regional NSW, Victoria and Queensland, peaking at 1.42 million. In the capital cities alone, 727,000 viewers tuned into Finale Night, with a peak audience of 969,000.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! dominated social media last night. It was the #1 television program on Twitter, capturing a 38% share of the Twitter television audience. #ImACelebrityAU trended at #1 on Twitter nationally last night.
Network Ten chief programming officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We’re delighted with the audience numbers for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! For the second year in a row, it has captured Australia’s imagination and engaged with people across multiple screens.
“The past six weeks brought amazing moments, spectacular challenges, stomach-churning trials, fascinating revelations about our celebrities and great family entertainment.
“Thank you to our viewers, our wonderful co-hosts Julia Morris and Chris Brown, and to the 12 celebrities who were brave enough to enter the jungle: Akmal Saleh, Anthony Callea, Bonnie Lythgoe, Brendan Fevola, Courtney Hancock, Dean Geyer, Havana Brown, Jo Beth Taylor, Laurina Fleure, Paul Harragon, Shane Warne and Val Lehman,” she said.
“Thank you also to all our sponsors, our production partner ITV Studios Australia, Network Ten’s Head of Entertainment and Factual Programming, Stephen Tate, and everyone in Australia and South Africa who made this great show possible.”
2016 season stats
• The Winner Announced: 1.39 million television viewers nationally.
• The Winner Announced: 1.06 million capital city television viewers.
• The Winner Announced: 33.1% capital city commercial share in people 25 to 54, 34.6% share in under 55s, 30.3% share in total people.
• Finale Night: 1.01 million television viewers nationally.
• Finale Night: 727,000 capital city television viewers.
• Season Average: 1.03 million television viewers nationally.
• Season Average, national: Up 9% on 2015.
• Season Average, capital cities, total audience: 892,000 viewers.
• Season Average, capital cities, television audience: 777,000 viewers.
• Season Average, capital cities, television audience: Up 6% on 2015.
• Season Reach: 9.9 million capital city viewers and 3.61 million regional viewers.
• Facebook: 6.1 million average weekly Facebook post reach, up 143% on 2015 season.
• Facebook: 148,167 “page likes”, up 66% from 89,256 when the 2016 series started on 31 January.
• Video Views on www.tenplay.com.au: 4.71 million, up 27% on 2015.
Source: Network Ten