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Struggle Street falls away for SBS but still outshines House Rules and Reno Rumble

SBS saw the audiences for controversial documentary Struggle Street fall away last night as the broadcaster aired episodes two and three back-to-back from 8.30pm.

The combined episodes failed to reach the 935,000 who tuned in for last week’s opener, but still attracted a healthy 828,000 metro viewers to make it the eighth most-watched show of the evening.

SBS had fast-tracked the documentary by airing episodes two and three back-to-back last night to capitalise on interest around the show generated by a rush of press coverage.

Despite losing more than 100,000 viewers, it again beat Seven’s House Rules which attracted 781,000 at 7.30pm and Nine’s Reno Rumble which drew 741,000, also at 7.30pm.

It handed SBS a market share of 11.3 per cent, up from last Wednesday’s 8.9 per cent which was more than double its share of the previous week.

The reality shows had contrasting fortunes with House Rules drawing 150,000 more viewers than last week while Reno Rumble lost 50,000.

Despite the sharp drop for House Rules, Seven won the night with a share of 18.4 per cent, with Nine taking 17 per cent.

Ten’s Masterchef was again the most watched non-news show as it continued to perform well with a metro audience of 1.037m in the 7pm slot, up from last week’s 1.029m. It helped give Ten a market share of 15.1 per cent.

Nine’s Amazing 90s, which followed Reno Rumble, continued to drop away with the nostalgia show drawing 491,000, down from 530,000 last week and 899,000 the week before.

ABC’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering regained lost ground with 570,000 tuning in for the satire show at 8.30pm, up from 443,000. ABC’s audience share was 10.7 per cent.

Criminal Minds on Seven drew 670,000, up from last week’s 588,000.

In News, Nine’s 6pm bulletin won the night with 1.17m, followed by Seven News with 1.15m.

Top 20 shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,177,000

2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,151,000

3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,054,000

4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,054,000

5 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA WED Network TEN 1,037,000

6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 1,003,000

7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 843,000

8 STRUGGLE STREET Network SBS ONE 828,000

9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 811,000

10 HOUSE RULES-WED Network 7 781,000

11 RENO RUMBLE -WED Network 9 741,000

12 7.30-EV Network ABC 698,000

13 HOT SEAT Network 9 693,000

14 CRIMINAL MINDS Network 7 670,000

15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 635,000

16 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 605,000

17 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS FIRST AT FIVE Network TEN 596,000

18 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 587,000

19 THE WEEKLY WITH CHARLIE PICKERING-EV Network ABC 570,000

20 QI-EV Network ABC 550,000

Audience share:

Network 7 18.4%

Network 9 17%

Network TEN 15.1%

Network SBS ONE 11.3%

Network ABC 10.7%

Network 7TWO 4.7%

Network GO! 4.5%

Network 7mate 3.7%

Network ELEVEN 3.0%

Network ABC2 2.5%

Network Gem 2.5%

Network ONE 2.3%

Network ABC News 24 1.1%

Network SBS 2 0.7%

Network ABC3 0.4%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total share:

Network 7 25.9%

Network 9 25.7%

Network TEN 23.7%

Network ABC 14.5%

Network SBS 10.2%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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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