Last Resort struggles as Nine fall to third on Tuesday

Ratings: At just 414,000 viewers Nine's new reality show debuts lower than Biggest Loser: Transformed.

Nine’s new reality series The Last Resort has launched to a disappointing 414,000 viewers, landing fourth in its timeslot behind the Treasurer’s Budget on the ABC.

The figure is lower than the season debut for The Biggest Loser: Transformed (450,000 viewers), and pushed Nine into third place in network share last night, behind TEN.

It was roundly beaten by MasterChef Australia on 979,000 viewers, and House Rules (795,000). Nine lost around half its audience from A Current Affair which won its timeslot on 799,000 viewers, before some rebuilding with Love Child later. Nine gets a second shot with the new show tonight before addressing the schedule more broadly.

NCIS also won for TEN at 8:30pm with 563,000 viewers.

Meanwhile it was Budget night on ABC, with 639,000 tuning in for the Treasurer’s address.

Seven network won Tuesday with 27.3% then TEN 25.0%, Nine 22.9%, ABC 17.6% and SBS 7.2%.

Seven News (1.01m / 1.06m) was #1 for Seven then House Rules (795,000), Home and Away (728,000), The Chase (695,000 / 458,000) and Seven Year Switch (507,000).

MasterChef Australia 979,000 won its slot for TEN, then The Project (686,000 / 459,000), NCIS (563,000), TEN Eyewitness News (508,000), Family Feud (409,000) and NCIS: LA (283,000).

Nine News (994,000 / 974,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (799,000), Love Child (521,000), Hot Seat (511,000 / 291,000) and The Last Resort (414,000). Operation Thailand drew 300,000.

ABC News (772,000), Budget 2017 (639,000 / 525,000) and Foreign Correspondent (329,00) comprised ABC’s night. The Book Club drew 144,000.

On SBS it was Great Continental Railway Journeys (360,000), Insight (241,000), SBS World News (146,000) and Dateline (143,000).

Hopping multichannels was Peter Rabbit with 229,000.

The Morning Show: 147,000 / 78,000
Today Extra: 130,000 / 69,000
Studio 10: 100,000 / 54,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 9 May 2017

27 Responses

  1. As I hoped. The Last Resort bombed. My faith has been restored knowing more Aussies would rather watch the dribble coming out of Canberra than watch the garbage displayed on 9. Actually David your opening words to this story made me laugh out loud, so thanks for that. I also had the television on this morning as background noise and for whatever reason it was on 9, which I don’t normally do. It may have had something to do with listening to Ross Greenwood give his summary of the budget. It may have been Today Extra when they have one of those in-house debates discussing the hot topics when two of the presenters said something along the lines of they were too busy watching “The Last Resort”. Wow, really? At that point I went looking for the off button.

  2. Watched a couple of mins of TLR during an ad break on another channel.
    That was enough – absolutely bottom of the barrel dross and so annoying as well.
    Really hope they swap the time slots around for Love Child and this crap on Tuesday nights.

  3. Last Resort will be lower tonight. Nowhere have I’ve seen positive comments about the show – every time it was promoted on Facebook every comment was negative ranging from how can they keep dishing up this dross to put some more money back into dramas or something different.

    It will be moved before next week – chance that 20-1 will fill Tuesday as eps are ready and they’ve started promoting it while Wed will see BGT brought forward to 7.30 as its not doing too badly.

      1. They must of come close on Monday as well with HYBPA getting 343K in Melbourne as well as MC and The Project doing well in Melbourne as well. Other cities may catch on.

  4. A great episode of Wentworth last night! Next week’s is looking to be a good one too. Speaking of ABC and Budget, it’s a shame we have no Checkout this week because of more budget related programming. They need to make better use of the multi-channels and move that to ABC News, as now that is in SD, everyone should have access to it.

    1. I would say that the ABC put the Budget onto the main channel for the same reason Nine puts the cricket onto the main channel. It’s a status symbol. People regard Nine as the cricket channel and they regard the ABC as the politics/government channel.

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