Just 528,000 tune in for grand final of Hell’s Kitchen

Seven’s celebrity cooking contest, Hell’s Kitchen, managed a mere 528,000 metro viewers for its grand final as Debra Lawrance was crowned the winner.

In back-to-back episodes the semi-final, which aired at 7.30pm, had 46,000 less viewers, only attracting a metro audience of 482,000 – the lowest audience ever for the program – according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Seven’s Hell’s Kitchen cast

In its first season in Australia, the cooking show featured celebrity chef Marco Pierre White running a restaurant staffed by a team of celebrities. It premiered with 817,000 viewers on August 6.

The program did not make it into the top five most-watched shows in key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Nine’s The Block, which also aired at 7.30pm, was the most-watched program for the evening attracting 1.069m metro viewers.

The renovation program was also the most-watched across the key advertising demographics.

Competing against Hell’s Kitchen and The Block was Ten’s Shark Tank which only saw 394,000 metro viewers tune in.

Nine’s Socceroos World Cup Qualifiers match, which aired on 9Go, attracted 462,000 metro viewers as Australia beat Thailand two to one.

Meanwhile Seven News at 6pm saw 998,000 metro viewers ahead of Nine News’ 983,000.

Nine won Tuesday night TV with an audience share of 20.2%, ahead of Seven’s 17.2% share.

ABC saw a share of 11.8%, beating Ten’s 10.6% and SBS’ 5.2%.


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