Beat The Star fades out as the host enjoys a beer in the shower

Seven’s gameshow Beat The Star ended its short life in primetime by shedding nearly 100,000 viewers more on its second outing.

The show – this week featuring a family testing their skills against former basketpall player Andrew Gaze – rated 14th for the night with an audience of 862,000. Seven has now ditched it from the Tuesday 7.30pm slot with no word on whether its remaining episodes will be run in the future.  

Last week the show, hosted by Daniel MacPherson, made its debut with 955,000.

On Tuesday night the show again finished third, behind Top Gear on Nine (1.339m), and Talkin Bout Your Generation on Ten (1.365m), according to preliminary overnight metro figures from OzTam.

After a viewer tweeted their commiserations to MacPherson on the axing of the show last night, he replied: “Hey that’s tv! I think ‘rescheduled’ is the official term.”

Later that night he confided that his TV wasn’t working so he wasn’t able to watch the show himself, before tweeting: “I just had a beer in the shower.”

By contrast, Seven’s ratings blockbuster Packed To The Rafters bounced back from its small inherited audience and more than doubled it to 1.867m. making it top show for the night and taking Seven to a win.

Meanwhile, Chk Chk Boom girl Clare Werbeloff made a modest TV debut, with Nine’s The Real Hustle delivering an audience of 740,000 in the 9pm slot.

  1. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.867m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.385m
  3. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1.365m
  4. Top Gear Nine 1.339m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 1.326m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.299m
  7. Nine News Nine 1.253m
  8. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.122m
  9. ABC News ABC 1.067m
  10. Home and Away Seven 0.975m
  11. NCIS – Episode 1 Ten 0.972m
  12. Parenthood Seven 0.965m
  13. The 7PM Project Ten 0.916m
  14. Beat the Star Seven 0.862m
  15. Ten News Ten 0.849m

Tuesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 26.9%
  • Nine: 23.5%
  • Ten: 21.5%
  • ABC1: 13.0%
  • SBS1: 4.4%
  • GO!: 3.7%
  • 7TWO: 3.0%
  • ABC2: 1.5%
  • ABC3: 0.7%
  • SBS2: 0.7%
  • One: 0.6%
  • ABC News 24: 0.4%

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