Real Love Boat wraps behind SBS

Dating show reaches port with just 98,000 metro viewers. Home & Away tops entertainment and delivers night to Seven.

Last night The Real Love Boat reached its final destination with Moana and Harley chosen as winners.

After weeks of a Mediterranean ship romance and reality TV cameras they walked away with another a luxury cruise and $5,000 each spending money, tiny when compared to other reality finales.

Equally tiny were the ratings with just 98,000 metro viewers at 8:30 -landing behind World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys on SBS in the slot.

Meanwhile an extended Home & Away led entertainment at 439,000 / 397,000 viewers on Thursday.

7:30 won its slot at 442,000 then RBT (366,000), You Can’t Ask That (297,000) and Ambulance Australia (196,000).

Later Paramedics led with 337,000 then The Front Bar (293,000), Q+A (199,000),

Seven network won the night with 31.0% then Nine 27.9%, ABC 18.2%, 10 14.05 and SBS 8.9%.

Seven News was #1 at 766,000 / 754,000. The Chase led at 417,000 / 252,000. Kath & Kim eps were 212,000 / 117,000.

Nine News (639,000 / 613,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair pulled 504,000 then Hot Seat (284,000 / 171,000). A+E After Dark was 211,000.

ABC News won with 551,000. The Drum (117,000) and Baby Surgeons -yes really- followed at 102,000.

The Project managed 214,000 / 146,000 for 10. 10 News First was 206,000 / 125,000. A Cheap Seats replay was only 87,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News 131,000 / 106,000 then World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (117,000),  Wuthering Harlots (67,000),  Guillaume’s Paris (61,000) and Dishing It Up (59,000) -SBS should have moved these from an early slot weeks ago.

Peppa Pig again topped multichannels at 124,000.

The Morning Show: 125,000 / 74,000
Today Extra: 83,000 / 49,000
Studio 10: TBA

In Total TV numbers last Thursday were:

Love Island: 350,000
Tha Handmaid’s Tale:  517,000
Home & Away: 858,000
Q+A: 328,000
T20 World Cup: 290,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 17 November 2022.

11 Responses

  1. Guillaume’s Paris and Dishing It Up ….I watch these but later on the SBS Food channel….same with Adam Liaws series….I love them all…and happy to view more than once.

  2. Why were they even on a ship? Rarely left it and when they did it was usually to eat or drink in one spot. Half the ports nobody got off at all!!! Dont think the cast had much fun on boat! Seems like they were confined to one small deck area and their cabins! Ocassionally they were allowed at a pool, the “captain’s” table and a small lounge. You never saw any other part of the ship!!! They could have filmed the show in a wharehouse in Sydney and saved the costs!!! Most of cast were just there for a good time and to become reality stars! It was so obvious in final that some were just saying scripted lines because producers needed a few couples at end! Only watched to see how much worse it could get!!!!

    1. The cruise line would have provided the filming locations, accomodations and meals and drinks for cast and crew at no cost in exchange for the publicity. I suspect the lack of filming locations was so as to not overly disturb normal paying guests.

      I doubt this show cost that much money to make.

  3. The Real Love Boat is surely the flop of the year; more so given it’s already been greenlighted to return for next year. Wouldn’t be surprised if this is ‘quietly’ sunk for good and in its place is another season of The Masked Singer.

  4. Congratulations to Harley and Moana, even though I wanted Jesse and Mikaila or Jay and Sally to win. I really enjoyed watching The Real Love Boat. Can’t wait to watch next season.

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