Hughesy, We Have A Problem premieres to an audience of 498,000

The comedy panel program fronted by comedian Dave Hughes, Hughesy, We Have A Problem, returned to Ten last night to a metro audience of 498,000 metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight ratings.

Last year’s season kicked off with a metro audience of 632,000, and finished up in May with 456,000

Hughesy, We Have A Problem was on after I’m A Celebrity

The show was beaten in its 9pm time-slot by Seven’s screening of the US drama The Good Doctor, which attracted 522,000 metro viewers.

With the addition of regional viewers, Hughes’ program had 711,000 viewers, and The Good Doctor climbed to 891,000.

Nine’s 9pm offering of Bridget Jones’ Baby had 303,000 in the cities and 408,000 in total.

In the earlier prime-time slot, however, Nine was victorious, with episode two of Married At First Sight drawing in 955,000 metro viewers and 1.269m across the country.

Seven’s rival reality program. My Kitchen Rules, had 814,000 metro viewers and 1.241m in total, meaning My Kitchen Rules grew its total audience from its premiere.

MAFS premiered on Monday with a metro audience of 1.003m and a national audience of 1.321m, while MKR kicked off with 816,000 and 1.216m.

Ten’s 7:30pm offering, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, had 605,000 metro viewers last night, which climbed to 866,000 with the addition of regional viewers.

In the key advertising demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, the most-watched programs were MAFS, MKR and I’m A Celebrity respectively.

Despite the ‘reality’-driven evening, no program managed to beat Seven News, which won the night with 1.013m metro viewers and 1.580m total. Nine News had 838,000 in the cities and 1.117m in total.

The ABC’s most-watched program was also its news offering, with 648,000 (988 nationally).

Due to the success of Married at First Sight, Nine scraped a win for its primary channel, accounting for 21.9% of the metro audience. Seven’s primary channel was close behind on 21.7%.

With the addition of multi-channels, however, Seven took out the win, with 29.1% for the network. Nine Network had 28.9%.

Ten’s primary channel managed to beat the ABC, with 13.7% and 10.4% respectively, while Network Ten had 19.2%, compared to ABC’s 15.3%.

SBS had 5.0% for the evening, and a network share of 7.5%.


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