The Renovators demolished in new timeslot

Ten’s high hopes for The Renovators are in tatters after it received a five-city metro audience of only 786,000 – ranking 11th for the night – after switching to the 7:30 timeslot vacated by Masterchef.

The Renovators came third in the slot beaten not only by The Block on Nine (1.55m) but Seven’s Unlikely Animal Friends 2, which pulled in 1.2 million, according to preliminary metro ratings from OzTam.  

However, after The Block concluded at 8pm The Renovators average audience grew to 942,000, suggesting that renovation fans might be willing to make the switch when The Block concludes at the end of next week.

Can of Worms’ shift to the earlier time of 8:40 worked in its favour with an audience of 745,000, up by 152,o00 on last week.

In an interview at The Renovators launch last month, David Mott, chief programming director at Ten told Mumbrella there was no plan B if The Renovators doesn’t work.

Ten’s programmers would also point to the slow start of Masterchef which eventually became a ratings hit.

Masterchef’s first series in 2009 saw a ranking which hovered around 8th in the third week of the series.

Ten sees the series return tonight of American hit sitcom Modern Family at 8pm.

Nine beat Seven in the morning and game show battles with Today beating Sunrise with 366,000 over 359,000 and Hot Seat’s 670,000 defeating Deal Or No Deal’s 663,000.

Having six out of the top 10 shows on Seven helped the network to a win for Monday with a 23.7% share.

ABC1 was third for the night with 13.2% ahead of Ten on 13.1%.

Monday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The Block – Nine – 1.55m
  2. Seven News – Seven – 1.475m
  3. Today Tonight – Seven – 1.38m
  4. Nine News – Nine – 1.251m
  5. A Current Affair – Nine – 1.208m
  6. Unlikely Animal Friends – Seven – 1.202m
  7. Body of Proof – Episode 1 – Seven – 1.092m
  8. Home and Away – Seven – 1.08m
  9. ABC News – ABC – .921m
  10. Body of Proof – Episode 2 – Seven – 0.902m
  11. The Renovators – Ten – 0.786m
  12. Rescue Special Ops – Nine – 0.756m
  13. Can of Worms – Ten – 0.745m
  14. The 7PM Project – Ten – 0.726m
  15. Australian Story – ABC – 0.704m

Monday’s metro channel share:

Seven: 23.7%
Nine: 20.7%
ABC1: 13.2%
Ten: 13.1%
7TWO: 4.7%
SBS1: 4.3%
Eleven: 4.1%
Go!: 4.1%
7mate: 3.6%
Gem: 2.5%
ABC2: 2.3%
One: 1.7%
ABC3: 0.7%
ABC News 24: 0.7%
SBS2: 0.6%


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