I Will Survive debuts with just 506,000

Network Ten’s newest reality competition, I Will Survive has struggled on its first episode.

The search for Australia’s next big star of the stage has rated 506,000 – making it the 23rd most watched show of Tuesday, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

However, in one sign of hope for the show, its audience rose the entire time it was on air, finishing with 688,000.

I Will Survive

Source: OzTam/ Ten

The result comes less than 24 hours after the network axed its other new competition format Everybody Dance Now after just one week.

In the key advertising demos, I Will Survive show did better. In the 16-39 demos it placed 13th across the night. In the 18-49 it placed 14th and in 25-54 it placed 16th.

Winning the night was second episode of Seven’s The X Factor on 1.526m.

The show was down slightly on Monday’s debut of 1.6m. The show clearly won across all key advertising demos.

In the first real comparison of Nine’s new Big Brother, last night’s show rated 1.017m and 9th for total viewers, down on the show’s second episode last Tuesday, which rated 1.327m.

In the key advertising demos, the show was second in 16-39, third in 18-49 and fourth in 25-54.

Seven won the night convincingly with the top 4 shows and a share of 27.4% a clear 10% ahead of Nine’s 17.4%. ABC1 beat Ten with 12.7% to 12% respectively.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows
1. The X Factor – Seven 1.526m
2. Seven News – Seven 1.374m
3. Today Tonight – Seven 1.189m
4. Winners and Losers – Episode 1 – Seven 1.160m
5. ABC News – ABC 1.137m
6. Nine News – Nine 1.135m
7. A Current Affair – Nine 1.082m
8. Winners and Losers – Episode 2 – Seven 1.069m
9. Big Brother – Nine 1.017m
10. Home and Away – Seven 1.002m
11. Ten News – Ten 0.716m
12. The Big Bang Theory – Nine 0.693m
13. Anger Management – Episode 1 – Nine 0.693m
14. 7:30 – ABC 0.690m
15. NCIS – Ten 0.662m

Tuesday’s channel share
Seven: 27.4%
Nine: 17.4%
ABC1: 12.7%
Ten: 12.0%
SBS1: 5.9%
7TWO: 3.9%
7mate: 3.6%
ABC2: 3.1%
Eleven: 3.1%
GO!: 2.9%
Gem: 2.9%
One: 2.3%
SBS2: 1.3%
ABC3: 0.6%
ABC News 24: 0.7%

I Will Survive trended #1 Australia-wide on Twitter with an overall positive sentiment.



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