Cooking shows Restaurant Revolution and The Hotplate cannibalise each other on launch

HotplateSeven and Nine’s new cooking shows Restaurant Revolution and Hotplate have failed to fire on their first outing with both shows drawing audiences of under 800,000.

Nine’s The Hotplate drew 784,000 metro viewers to win the 7.30pm time slot, while Seven’s Restaurant Revolution had 676,000 viewers, a result which was behind the ABC’s 7.30 and also Joanna Lumley’s Tran-Siberian Adventure which was on at 8.30pm and got 707,000 viewers, according to the OzTam overnight metro ratings.

Restaurant revoutionThe result will be a disappointment for both major TV networks which have heavily promoted the cooking franchises, which they scheduled to launch the night after the finale of Ten’s Masterchef which drew more than 2m for its winner announcement on Monday night.

The result came about on a night when Ten ran dead in the 7.30pm time slot with the network airing Modern Family repeats which drew 547,000 and 529,000 respectively.


The return of Go Back to Where You Came From boosted SBS’ share to 6.1 per cent from 4.2 per cent last Tuesday, with the show debuting with 424,000 viewers. That number was down on the 524,000 who watched the first episode of series one in 2011, and 752,000 in 2012 when they used high profile Aussies for the show.

A Current Affair was actually the most watched show of the night with 1.16m viewers while Nine’s news bulletin had 1.15m in the 6pm slot and 1.10m in the 6.30pm slot compared with Seven which had 1.01m and 958,000 respectively.

In the breakfast battle Today beat Sunrise again with Nine’s show getting 305,000 to pip Seven’s 297,000 viewers.

Nine won the night in terms of audience share with 18.7 per cent, just ahead of Seven’s 18.4 per cent while Ten tied with ABC on 13.5 per cent.

More to come. 

Top 15 shows
1 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,162,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,154,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,107,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,011,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 958,000
6 ABC NEWS Network ABC 820,000
7 THE HOTPLATE -LAUNCH Network 9 784,000
8 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 755,000
9 7.30- Network ABC 708,000
11 HOT SEAT Network 9 698,000
12 RESTAURANT REVOLUTION Network 7 676,000
14 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 663,000
15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 647,000

Audience share
Network 9 18.7%
Network 7 18.4%
Network TEN 13.5%
Network ABC 13.5%
Network SBS ONE 6.1%
Network 7TWO 4.9%
Network ABC2 4.2%
Network GO! 4.2%
Network 7mate 4.1%
Network ONE 4.1%
Network Gem 3.0%
Network ELEVEN 2.5%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network SBS 2 0.9%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share
Network 7 TTL 27.4%
Network 9 TTL 26.0%
Network ABC TTL 19.4%
Network TEN TTL 20.1%
Network SBS TTL 7.2%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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