The return of Nine’s renovation reality program Reno Rumble grabbed less than half the audience of its debut last year with 395,000 metro viewers tuning in last night, compared to 873,000 last year across Nine and Gem.
It finished fourth in the 7.30 timeslot behind Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, which managed an audience of 1.462m, ABC’s 7.30 (778,000), Australian Story (862,000 at 8pm) and Four Corners (676,000 at 8.30pm) and Ten’s All Star Family Feud which was watched by 674,000 metro viewers.
MKR was the most watched show of the evening and also the most-watched program across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54) according to OzTAM overnight metro ratings.
Ten’s Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala showing had 474,000 viewers from 8.30pm.
Seven won the evening with an audience share of 25.8%, while the ABC claimed second place with a share of 15.7%. Nine settled for third place with a share of 14.7% as Ten managed a share of 13.9%.
When secondary channels are accounted for the Nine Network came in second with a total audience share of 21.5%, as the ABC had a total share of 21.1%.
At 9pm, Downton Abbey pulled in 856,000 metro viewers for Seven, slightly down on last week’s audience of 872,000.
On the ABC Media Watch (9.20pm) grabbed 590,000 metro viewers.
In the news battleground, Seven News at 6pm was watched by 1.06m, sliding to 1.008 from 6.30pm. Nine News at 6pm pulled in 1.023m, dipping to 1.004m from 6.30pm.