It was a good night for new Aussie TV with both Here Come the Habibs! and Wanted attracting good audiences on Nine and Seven, respectively.
Here Come the Habibs! pulled 1.25m viewers and Wanted drew 1.18m viewers.
Nine’s result was against the might of My Kitchen Rules which grew to another season high of 1.88m viewers -an impressive result for both. Seven may have been hoping for a stronger debut for its drama given the lead-in, but it is on par with Winter‘s debut of 1.13m a year ago in a similar MKR playout.
Both new shows also attracted plenty of love on Twitter last night too, although opinions were a little divided over tickling their comedy bones.
Seven network won the night with a 34.7% share then Nine 26.7%, TEN 18.0%, ABC 15.4% and SBS 5.2%.
Elsewhere last night for Seven was Seven News (1.02m / 993,000), Home and Away (890,000), The Chase (558,000 / 385,000) and Bones (382,000).
Following the Habibs for Nine were Nine News (1.00m / 995,000), A Current Affair (842,000), Big Bang (793,000 / 775,000), Lip Sync Battle (645,000) and Hot Seat (453,000). Movie: Zoolander was 245,000.
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was 766,000 for TEN. The Project was 628,000 / 408,000, NCIS was 521,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 505,000 and NCIS: LA was 369,000.
ABC News was best for TEN with 810,000 then 7:30 (565,000), Catalyst (535,000) a repeat of Countdown: Do Yourself a Favour (423,000) and Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You (397,000).
On SBS it was Secrets of the Scottish Manor Houses (234,000), the return of Insight (175,000), SBS World News (142,000) and One Born Every Minute (125,000).
Shaun the Sheep topped multichannels with 225,000.
The Morning Show: 125,000 / 109,000
Today Extra: 128,000
Studio 10: 79,000 / 44,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 9 February 2016