Casting choices send I’m a Celebrity to new low
Ratings: Lisa & David Oldfield help TEN reality show to hit a record low, while Married widens the gap on MKR.
Numbers for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here have been slipping since the addition of Brits Paul Burrell & Vicky Pattinson but with the arrival of Lisa & David Oldfield even more viewers are switching off.
While the couple are bringing conflict to the the ‘kumbaya’ camp, they are also proving unlikeable, ironically at the same time as other reality shows are being rewarded for TV villains.
Last night Married at First Sight on 1.23m viewers and My Kitchen Rules on 988,000 both doubled Celebrity‘s 489,000. It was a record low for TEN’s reality, albeit against competition from PyeongChang.
Meanwhile MAFS is widening the gap on MKR, with a 245,000 difference its biggest ever lead, and another win in the demos.
The Winter Olympics drew a 799,000 high for Seven, down on last Tuesday’s 914,000 but enough to clear Date Night, Hughesy We Have a Problem, Catalyst & Insight. While Date Night lost 66,000 it’s worth noting Hughesy gained 13,000 despite a lower lead-in this week.
Seven News, ACA and The Chase all won their slots.
Seven network won Tuesday with 36.7% then Nine 28.9%, TEN 15.8%, ABC 13.9% and SBS 4.6%.
My Kitchen Rules (988,000) was best for Seven then Seven News (947,000 / 880,000), Winter Olympics (799,000 / 356,000), Home and Away (684,000) and The Chase (518,000 / 340,000).
Married at First Sight (1.23m) was #1 for Nine then Nine News (897,000 / 882,000), A Current Affair (863,000), Date Night (464,000), Hot Seat (459,000 / 282,000) and One Night with My Ex (183,000).
The Project (531,000 / 319,000) led for TEN followed by I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (489,000), Hughesy We Have A Problem (463,000), TEN Eyewitness News (413,000), NCIS: LA (267,000 / 164,000) and Family Feud (255,000).
ABC News (715,000), 7:30 (571,000), The Checkout (446,000), Catalyst (419,000), The Pacemakers (192,000) and Think Tank (153,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Who Do You Think You Are? (157,000), Insight (142,000), Dateline (115,000) and SBS World News (114,000).
Winter Olympics on 7mate pulled 235,000.
Today Extra: 111,000 / 79,000
The Morning Show: 106,000
Studio 10: 72,000 / 66,000 / 54,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 20 February 2018.