House Rules special struggles against The Voice, MasterChef.

Ratings: Emotions run high on The Voice. ABC under-performs for the night.

A House Rules special brought into play after the poor start by The Super Switch may have lifted on weekly timeslot numbers but it still struggled against other reality shows.

An emotion-charged episode of The Voice won its slot and older demos at 1.03m viewers.

MasterChef Australia led the younger demos and drew 648,000 then 7:30 (483,000), House Rules (468,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (309,000).

ABC was also low overall with The Recording Studio wrapping on 245,000 viewers. Nine led viewing from 7pm – 10:10pm.

Nine network won Tuesday with 33.1% then Seven 27.2%, 10 18.9%, ABC 13.2% and SBS 7.6%.

Nine News was 951,000 / 935,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (826,000), The Big Bang Theory (588,000 / 397,000), Hot Seat (571,000 / 337,000), and Timeless (159,000).

Seven News was #1 with 1.08m / 1.02m for Seven then Home and Away (668,000), The Chase (661,000 / 401,000), Andrew Denton: Interview (407,000) and True Stories (225,000).

The Project was 522,000 / 304,000 for 10 then 10 News First (382,000), Mr Black (318,000 / 266,000) and Celebrity Name Game (245,000). An NCIS repeat was 162,000.

ABC News (662,000), David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef (206,000), The Drum (189,0000 and Stephen Fry in Central America (134,000) comprised ABC’s other shows.

On SBS it was Insight (223,000), Dateline (141,000) and SBS World News (120,000).

Bluey was barking with 192,000 atop multichannels.

Sunrise: 286,000
Today: 200,000
News Breakfast: 118,000 / 33,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 18 June 2019

6 Responses

  1. They do it virtually every year after the main renos. The final stages should only be about 3 weeks of shows but guess they want the franchise to air a few weeks longer so cut back to 2-3 eps.

  2. House Rules so low because it was just a clip rehash show. Interesting re the demos … young viewers top Masterchef and old viewers The Voice… I would have expected other way around

  3. I honestly don’t understand why they have bumped House Rules the way they have. this is the first season I’ve watched it and am really enjoying it. I was shocked when they put that stupid dating show on instead which is clearly bombing.

    1. Agreed. It seemed to have a steady viewership, and this move has really destroyed its momentum. I switched from The Voice on Sunday night to see how the judging was going and found they were mid-week with the reno. Now I have no idea what date the reveals will happen.

      And in terms of Super Switch, that launch was badly handled by being in the middle of House Rules reno week.

      Is Seven using work experience kids for its programming now?

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