Reno Rumble and Married at First Sight dominate with both shows cracking 1m viewers

Reno Rumble winners

Reno Rumble winners Jess and Ayden Hogan

Nine had 1.215m metro viewers tune in to watch former Block winners Jess and Ayden Hogan declared the winners in last nights Reno Rumble Grand Finale, with 1.290m tuning in for the final episode of reality dating show Married at First Sight.

The rest of Reno Rumble pulled in 982,000, well up on the launch of the show which failed to crack the 1m metro viewer mark with an audience of 873,000 viewers across both Nine and Gem.

The show struggled to fire this year, easily out-rated by Masterchef on Ten and rarely breaking the 1m viewer mark.

Nine’s controversial dating show which saw participants marry on their first meeting, however because of Australian laws the marriages were not legal, was a popular choice amongst viewers, pulling in 1.134m on debut and boosting to 1.290m metro viewers in last night’s final. Last night’s show was also the most watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54). The show only dipped below the 1m viewer mark once.

Meanwhile on the ABC, 560,000 metro viewers witnessed former terrorism suspect Zaky Mallah state that Coalition statements on citizenship were causing Australian Muslims to join ISIS in Syria during last night’s Q&A program. The ABC has admitted it made an “made an error in judgement” in allowing Mallah to join the audience and ask a question in a statement issued this morning.

Nine won the night with an audience share of 24.1 per cent, ahead of Seven’s share of 16.3 per cent. Ten claimed third place with a share of 15.4 per cent as the ABC settled for a share of 14.7 per cent.

Reno Rumble’s winner announcement out-rated Ten’s cooking reality show Masterchef which was watched by 1.142m in the 7.30pm timeslot, however the cooking show did win out when looking at Reno Rumble’s grand final audience figure of 982,000.

Both shows easily out-rated Seven’s reality program House Rules which pulled in 860,000 metro viewers.

In the 8.30pm timeslot, Seven’s Revenge was watched by 651,000, while Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? was watched by 613,000.

Also on the ABC, 7.30 was watched by 777,000, Australian Story (8pm) had an audience of 737,000, Four Corners (8.30pm) grabbed 649,000 viewers and Media Watch (9.20pm) pulled in 625,000.

In news, Nine News at 6pm was watched by 1.238m, dipping to 1.194m while Seven News at 6pm was watched by 1.07m, sliding to 1.008m from 6.30pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT Network 9 1,290,000
2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,238,000
4 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,194,000
6 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,070,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,013,000
8 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,008,000
9 RENO RUMBLE -GRAND FINAL Network 9 982,000
10 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 964,000
11 HOUSE RULES-MON Network 7 860,000
12 7.30-EV Network ABC 777,000
13 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 763,000
14 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 737,000
15 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 678,000

Audience Share: 

Network 9 24.1%
Network 7 16.3%
Network TEN 15.4%
Network ABC 14.7%
Network SBS ONE 4.4%
Network 7TWO 4.3%
Network GO! 3.6%
Network Gem 3.5%
Network 7mate 3.3%
Network ABC2 3.1%
Network ELEVEN 2.6%
Network ONE 2.3%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network ABC3 0.4%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 31.3%
Network 7 TTL 23.9%
Network TEN TTL 20.3%
Network ABC TTL 19.2%
Network SBS TTL 5.3%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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