Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage rates big

Speculation that Hamish & Andy will make a switch to TV when their contract expires with Austereo’s Today Network is bound to increase after the outstanding ratings debut performance of Caravan Of Courage on Thursday night.

The show pulled in more than 1.7m viewers – beaten only by fellow Ten show Masterchef. It also won the 16-39 and 18-49 demos outright, accoridng to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

The performance of the show – featuring the pair’s adventures in Europe – confirms the comments of Ten programming boss David Mott, who recently  quipped that viewers would tune in to hear the duo  reading out a phone directory.

Ten had an easy – and relatively unusual win for the night.

Thursday’s top shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.829m
  2. Hamish and Andy’s Caravan of Courage Ten 1.749m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.382m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.308m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.231m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.154m
  7. ABC News ABC 1.123m
  8. Sea Patrol Nine 1.101m
  9. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.056m
  10. Law and Order: SVU Ten 1.053m
  11. Home and Away Seven 1.009m
  12. The 7PM Project Ten 0.933m
  13. Getaway Nine 0.891m
  14. Ten News Ten 0.884m
  15. The Footy Show Nine 0.729m

Thursday’s station share:

  • Ten: 25.6%
  • Nine: 22.6%
  • Seven: 19.0%
  • ABC1: 13.3%
  • SBS1: 9.0%
  • GO!: 4.0%
  • 7TWO 2.4%
  • ABC2: 2.1%
  • One: 0.7%
  • SBS2: 0.7%
  • ABC3: 0.6%

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