House Rules launch improves on 2013 premiere
Ratings: At 1.18m Seven's new reality show may not match MKR, but it begins better than last year.
The show pulled 1.18m viewers, considerably lower than MKR but much improved from its 2013 premiere of 803,000 when it had to recover from Celebrity Splash. Next week it faces tougher competition.
Seven network won the night with 32.9% then Nine 29.9%, ABC 17.4%, TEN 15.5% and SBS 4.3%.
Seven News topped the night for Seven at 1.22m / 1.12m then House Rules (1.18m), Home and Away (974,000), The Blacklist (871,000), Million Dollar Minute (544,000). Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was 353,000.
The Big Bang Theory (1.18m / 1.07m / 966,000) was best for Nine then Nine News (1.06m / 958,000), A Current Affair (919,000), Mom (664,000), Hot Seat (620,000) and Movie: The Hangover (401,000).
ABC News (896,000) led ABC1 followed by 7:30 (826,000), QI (747,000), The Agony of Modern Manners (438,000), Spicks and Specks (421,000). The Kumars was 249,000.
TEN Eyewitness News (577,000) was best for TEN then Puberty Blues (529,000), The Project (511,000 / 320,000) and The Living Room (433,000). The Good Wife was 306,000.
On SBS ONE it was Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve (209,000), One Born Every Minute (170,000), SBS World News (139,000) and The Bridge (102,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom again topped multichannels at 289,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 62,000 / 43,000
Wake Up: 39,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 30 April 2014