Australia’s Perfect Couple final gives Nine one of its worst 8pm audiences of the year

Australia's Perfect CoupleAustralia’s Perfect Couple bowed out on Wednesday night with one of the lowest 8pm commercial TV audiences of the year.

The disastrous reality show – featuring couples competing in various tasks – pulled in just 610,000 for its final outing, according to preliminary TV ratings from OzTam. This compared to 1.3m for World’s Strictest Parents on Seven and just over 1m for Ten’s Australian Idol. Last week Australia’s Perfect Couple had rated 698,000.

The audience’s disdain for the Jules Lund-hosted series -which was cut from an hour to half an hour during its run – was underlined by the relatively solid performance of other Nine shows last night.

The episode of Two And A Half Men before Australia’s Perfect Couple averaged 1.3m, suggesting that more than half of that audience then turned over. After the show ended, the audience recovered to an average of 1.1m for RPA.

Seven won the night with 28.2%, just ahead of Nine’s 26.4%. Ten was on a disappointing 20.6%, only just ahead of the ABC’s 19.9% SBS got 4.9%.


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