House Rules at season high

Ratings: Seven reality series hits a high as first team is eliminated. TEN tops the demos.

House Rules is picking up steam for Seven. It pulled its biggest audience on Sunday against State of Origin then nudged higher last night to score 953,000 viewers.

That topped MasterChef‘s 889,000 and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation on 578,000, although TEN still had the edge in the demos.

By around 8:50pm Have You Been Paying Attention? was the clear leader on 864,000 viewers,  while Seven lost half of its audience with First Dates. It was Four Corners / Media Watch in second place followed by Big Bang.

The return of Jennifer Keyte to TEN Eyewitness News pulled 148,000 viewers in Melbourne, but it was down on last Monday’s 172,000.

Seven network won Monday with 29.8% then Nine 24.9%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 6.9%.

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.13m / 1.06m then House Rules (953,000), Home and Away (716,000), The Chase (716,000 / 438,000), First Dates (449,000), and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (177,000).

Nine News (1.06m / 1.05m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (847,000), Hot Seat (591,000 / 356,000), Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (578,000), The Big Bang Theory (501,000 / 450,000). Footy Classified was 141,000 in 3 cities. 100% Footy was 78,000 in 2.

MasterChef Australia (889,000) and Have You Been Paying Attention? (864,000) led for TEN then The Project (600,000 ), TEN Eyewitness News (454,000) and The Graham Norton Show (340,000).

ABC News (717,000), Back Roads (629,000), 7:30 (597,000), Four Corners (523,000), Media Watch (503,000), Q&A (399,000) and Think Tank (248,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was The Great Fire of London (202,000), SBS World News (160,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (156,000), FIFA World Cup Uru v Rus (154,000) and Running Wild with Bear Grylls (114,000).

ABC KIDS’ Peppa Pig topped multichannels with 208,000. Love Island was 174,000.

Sunrise: 249,000
Today: 237,000
News Breakfast: 101,000 / 83,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 25 June 2018

9 Responses

    1. I find Back Roads insufferably boring compared to Australian Story, which is being immensely missed in our household. We used to watch nothing but ABC on Monday night, but since Aus Story went off air we give up during 7.30 and don’t go back. Hope this change isn’t a long term thing.

  1. Actually a J-Curve is a common trajectory for most shows. Start high, drop a little after that, then come home strong.
    It’s tough for a show renewal if no one cares until the last 2/3 weeks?

  2. Interesting to compere the ratings figures for Ten Melbourne news at the end of the week compared to previous week with Steve Quartermain. Thought would be some increase in rating for Jennifer Keyte’s first night..Some time these changes are a bit like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic

  3. It seems to be the trajectory each year for House Rules: starts the season behind the competition and then ramps up until it eventually outrates its reality rivals towards the final. Typically it is the opposite for a lot of shows, starting high and dropping viewers through the season.

    1. I actually watch it less as the season goes on. I’m never really interested in the backyards part of the season and end up losing interest. and they seem to drag the show out at the end.

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