You’re Back in the Room helps Nine win Sunday

Ratings: Nine's new Daryl Somers opens with a solid start of 1.16m viewers -but TEN is crushed in the primetime battle.

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It was panned by critics, and (mostly) ripped apart by Twitter but new hypnosis series You’re Back in the Room may just be the answer to Nine’s prayers.

Last night Nine won the night thanks to the 1.16m viewers who couldn’t resist test-driving the new Daryl Somers show. It was beaten only by My Kitchen Rules on 1.23m viewers. YBITR drew its biggest audience in Sydney at 394,000 (where it was the top how of the night) followed by Melbourne’s 330,000. It was also second in the demos. The real test will come next week given there were many on social media who were mocking what they viewed. But it’s a solid start for a network in need of a sugar hit.

Nine’s good fortune came at the expense of TEN which had a night of SBS proportions. It was unable to rise above its simulcast of Family Feud on 439,000 viewers. No way to spin those numbers.

Nine network won wth 32.8% then Seven 30.1%, ABC 17.7%, TEN 12.3% and SBS 7.1%.

Following YBITR Nine drew 1.13m for Nine News then 60 Minutes (927,000) and Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street (314,000).

My Kitchen Rules remained at #1 with 1.23m viewers for Seven followed by Seven News (1.15m) and Sunday Night (711,000). Castle was 349,000.

ABC News (792,000) was best for ABC then Matilda and Me (737,000), Call the Midwife (649,000) and Joanna Lumley’s Trans Siberian Adventure (389,000). Compass was 267,000.

Modern Family was 375,000 / 365,000 then Scorpion (364,000), American Crime Story (339,000), TEN Eyewitness News (330,000) and NCIS: New Orleans (203,000).

On SBS it was The Story of Egypt (283,000), Vietnam: The War That Made Australia (221,000), SBS World News (168,000) and Inside Heston’s World (135,000).

Peppa Pig was best on multichannels at 239,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 3 April 2016

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  1. People were bagging this show out before it even aired. I loved it, I thought it was hilarious & was in stitches throughout the whole show. Loved seeing their reactions to their antics afterward. People need to lighten up, it’s just entertainment & not to be taken seriously.

  2. As I thought then just as in the UK the critics and Twitterverse hate it but the viewers tune in and watch. It’s an hour of fun TV which doesn’t pretend to be anything it isn’t – it’s just a refreshing change from most other shows which are so damn serious in their approach now. Nobodies life it going to change from this show and no viewer is expected to commit beyond the segment they’re watching at the time – although knowing Channel 9 now they’ve found a show that breaks the million mark it’ll be airing 5 nights a week for the next 6 months.

  3. I enjoyed it. I went into it with low expectations, but it was a little light-hearted fun, a nice change up from cooking and reno shows. One thing though, not sure it needs to be an hour show (or an hour 15 with ads), half an hour would probably work better.

  4. YBITR is an old vaudeville act. It’s all about selecting people suggestible to authority, who won’t go against the group and so play along rather than stand out and spoil the fun for everybody.

    Even Celebrity Splash rated well for 2 eps, people checking it the premiere and people checking out Wk2 to see if it really was that bad. So we shall see by Wk3.

    It’s school holidays in some states but pretty poor numbers for a Sunday night after MKR and YBITR.

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