Boganesque Bali surprise winner in TV for Seven

Reality show What Really Happens in Bali pulled in more than a million viewers for Seven. Image Seven Publicity

Reality show What Really Happens in Bali pulled in more than a million viewers for Seven. Image Seven Publicity

Reality  fly on the wall show What Really Happens in Bali featuring Australians on holiday was the big surprise in last night’s ratings grabbing more than a million metro viewers and helping Seven to win the overall audience share for Tuesday night.

House Rules meanwhile emerged as the most watched program for the second night running after fetching an audience of 1.312 million in the 7.30pm time slot according to the OzTam metro overnight ratings.

Seven pulled in 23.6 per cent of the major metro market share, easily beating Nine on 20.1 per cent. Ten was the third most watched network with 14.8 per cent, up from just 9.3 per cent on Monday night, and the ABC was fourth with 11.4 per cent.

The Seven result was helped by the surprisingly strong performance of Seven’s latest reality offering, the boganesque What Really Happens in Bali at 8.30pm with it’s vignettes of drunk , injured and generally out of control young Australians in Indonesia pulling in 1.057 million viewers making it the 8th most popular show of the night.

It is a good return for the network after a series of similar reality offerings including Young Lazy and Driving us Crazy and Formal Wars flopped in the last 12 months.

Nine’s When Loves Comes To Town failed to offer much competition in the 8.30 time slot coming in with 636,000 viewers and only just cracking the top 20 as the 19th most watched show.

Ten’s Masterchef improved it’s performance in the 7.30pm slot with 934,000 viewers, a boost from Monday night’s result of just 718,000, however the show failed to crack the top ten list of shows after going up against House Rules.

Seven News came in second with 1.285 million viewers a 6pm, followed by Nine’s The Big Bang Theory on 1.276 million, Nine News on 1.232 million and Nine News 6.30 on 1.148 million.

Seven News/Today Tonight took the sixth spot on 1.143 million viewers, followed by a repeat of The Big Bang Theory in the 8pm slot with 1.113 million.

What Really happens in Bali was eighth with Nine’s A Current Affair at number nine with 1.047 million viewers and Home and Away rounding out the top ten with  941,000, dropping back back from last night’s 1.043 million.

In time-shifted shows Ressurection, which did not air on Seven last night, pickedup 171,000 viewers through the week taking its showing to 1.028m, while NCIS omn Ten got an extra 133,000 watches and The Voice pulled in a further 109,000 views, taking it to 1.825m.

Top 15 shows

1. House Rules 1,312,000

2. Seven News Seven 1,285,000

3. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1,276,000

4. Nine News Nine 1,232,000

5. Nine News 6.30 Nine 1,148,000

6. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1,143,000

7. The Big Bang Theory RPT Nine 1,113,000

8. What Really Happens in Bali Seven1,057,000

9. A Current Affair Nine 1,047,000

10. Home and Away Seven 941,000

11. MasterChef Ten 934,000

12. ABC News ABC 822,000

13. NCIS Ten 769,000

14. Hot Seat Nine 741,000

15. Ten Eyewitness News 726,000

Monday night audience share

Seven: 23.6%

Nine: 20.1%

TEN: 14.8%

ABC1: 11.4%

ABC2: 2.5%

ABC3: 0.7%

ABC News 24: 0.9%

7TWO: 4.3%

7mate: 4.3%

GO!: 4.5%

Gem: 2.6%

ONE: 2.1%

ELEVEN: 2.5%

SBS ONE: 4.9%

SBS 2: 0.8%

NITV: 0.1%


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