In preliminary ratings figures (based on the scheduled timeslot of 7:30 – 9:30pm) it had 1.71m viewers, the lowest premiere audience across all seven series.
Seven has since adjusted the figures to its actual running time of 7:33 – 9:45pm which bumps the figure to 1.81m, level with Series 6.
Previous premiere figures were: Series 1 (1.92m), 2 (1.89m), 3 (1.98m), 4 (2.19m), 5 (1.83m), 6 (1.813).
The last two series in particular, were markedly down on the glorious highs of Series 3 and 4.
Last night Patti Newton took home the highest score in the contest. It peaked on 2.05m.