Peter Helliar’s CRAM premieres with 558,000 metro viewers, beaten by Nine’s RBT

Ten’s new game show CRAM premiered with 558,000 metro viewers last night, adding to the selection of new shows which aired on the commercial free to air networks this week.

Hosted by Peter Helliar, the new show involves two teams of celebrities and comedians who attempt to recall details from videos on a range of subjects.

CRAM’s premiere couldn’t beat Nine’s RBT or Seven’s Home and Away

The show has been created by Ten’s head of comedy Paul Leadon, ITV Studio Australia’s Peter Beck and Peter Lawler.

CRAM placed third in the key advertising demographics (16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s), but was beaten by later programs including Seven’s Good Doctor and Ten’s later offering Gogglebox.

It did not perform as well as Seven’s game show The Wall, which premiered on Monday with 974,000 metro viewers, or Nine’s new show Family Food Fight, which also premiered at 7:30pm with an average metro audience of 614,000.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings, CRAM’s biggest audience came from Melbourne followed by Sydney.

The audiences for the two cities were 169,000 and 140,000.

But Nine’s RBT, which ran in the same time slot beat CRAM, averaging 591,000 metro viewers.

Seven’s Home and Away, which aired from 7pm to 8:30pm achieved a metro audience 638,000.

The later time slot was more successful, with Seven’s The Good Doctor winning most watched program of the night for the second time this week scoring an average of 950,000 metro viewers, and Ten’s Goggle Box winning across the key advertising demographics.

Gogglebox had a metro audience of 618,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile on Nine, Killer Women with Piers Morgan pulled in 361,000 metro viewers.

The 6pm news battle was won by Seven with 874,000 metro viewers, while Nine News managed 792,000.

Seven also won the average audience shares at 23.4%, but it was a close race for second with Nine managing a share of 16.3% and Ten’s share at 15.4%.

ABC’s average audience share was 9.4% while SBS’ was 5.3%.


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