House Rules improves for Seven

Ratings: House Rules pushes Reno Rumble into third place, but MasterChef is still the icing on the cake.


Seven has fired back in the new Reality battle, with House Rules pushing Reno Rumble into third place.

MasterChef Australia still came out on top at 1.15m viewers but House Rules lifted to 931,000, leaving Nine’s Reno Rumble with 823,000 viewers. Nevertheless, the two renovation shows appear to have divided their audiences with Nine’s show preventing Seven from having a runaway success thus far.

How that will impact on a second season for House Rules this year is still too early to tell and both show shows are more susceptible to TEN’s cooking show when they aren’t revealing their makeovers -meaning this will be a very interesting week.

Seven network won Sunday with a 29.8% share then Nine 24.2%, TEN 23.4%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 5.3%.

Seven News (1.15m) was best for Seven then House Rules (931,000) and Sunday Night (728,000). Castle was 412,000 /254,000.

Nine News (1.19m) topped the night for Nine then Reno Rumble (823,000) and 60 Minutes (700,000). Stalker was 325,000, Love Child was 143,000 and The Following was 75,000.

MasterChef Australia (1.15m) led TEN’s night. Modern Family was 667,000 / 479,000, Shark Tank was 656,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 333,000, NCIS: NO was 224,000 and Empire was 73,000.

ABC News (824,000) was followed by Poldark (607,000), Animal Super Senses (560,000), the FTA premiere of Top of the Lake (460,000) and Compass (316,000).

On SBS ONE it was China’s Great Wall (236,000), She Wolves: England’s Early Queens (221,000), SBS World News (155,000) and Spying on Hitler’s Army (131,000).

7TWO’s Escape to the Country (216,000) ruled the multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 10 May 2015.

19 Responses

  1. I was watching the footy on Friday night and the crime shows on Seven Saturday night and every ad break had the ‘oh my god’ house rules promo. There were also the pop ups during the shows too.

    This bombardment of ads for house rules must have contributed to the improved ratings.

    I didn’t watch the show – and never have – but I feel I already know all the contestants and am already sick of them.

    So glad that MCA is beating HR and the even worse Reno Rumble.

    1. Even during the show they had a pop up every 10 minutes advertising it. Really do hope though it does ultimately come out abot Reno Rumble – a show commissioned purely to damage another show rather than to serve a channels own audience doesn’t deserve to do well.

      This is the time of year Nine really should be screening Big Brother – it would be a genuine alternative to another renovation or cookery reality show.

  2. I do not think 7 deserve the improved numbers! The networks need to be accountable for the over runs and late starting times! House Rules running over 9 mins last night in a two hour advertising blitz! I began watching at 7:50, a delayed start to avoid adverts and then I missed the end as I had not updated my PVR since the EPG changed! Shame on you 7! Worst programming with all your constant changes! Show viewers more respect.

  3. Both Sunday Night and 60 Minutes are suffering because of their lacklustre lead-ins too. The “reveal” episodes are always more popular with viewers than the somewhat boring weeknight episodes.

    1. I’m a Perth bloke and in all honesty, Nine rarely dishes out anything I’m remotely interested in. My commercial tendencies swing between Ten and Seven, depending on the time of year. In fact I watch more on both the ABC and SBS than Nine.

    2. I have a couple of possible explanations, firstly WA and SA are AFL states which screen on 7. Secondly the 9 reality shows seem to be very eastern states centric whereas MKR / House Rules on 7 usually feature WA and SA teams.

    3. I can’t remember the last time I watched a show on Channel 9… probably some of The Voice in 2013. None of the programming appeals to me and I find the Adelaide newsreaders wooden and the production quality lacking.

  4. Caught up with a batch of Wonderland episodes (inc last Wed) yesterday and for the life of my I can’t figure out why this show hasn’t romped to the top of the ratings for TEN.
    Identifiable characters in the demographic the network says they’re chasing, damn fine storylines, excellent use of the location for outdoor filming, good casting, strong direction and acting.

    Maybe the problem has been Wed night – as well as Wonderland we record 11 shows each Wed evening for viewing later – but only 1 on Thursday. Maybe another time slot could have helped.

    We will be genuinely sorry to see Wonderland end – it’s been a wonderful journey.

    1. I have to disagree. I tried to hang in there but the show just didn’t improve. Some of the acting is very ordinary to say the least.
      As for the Wednesday night timeslot, if anything that gave the show a huge boost in previous years as it was Offspring’s timeslot. A lot of viewers in the early days only tuned in on the back of wanting something to fill the Offspring gap.

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