True Story with Hamish & Andy tops TV ratings on debut

Radio hosts and media personalities Hamish & Andy premiered their television series True Story with Hamish & Andy last night, smashing the ratings and managing an average metro audience of 1.282m.

The show, airing on Nine, also managed to top the key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Nationally – including both regional and affiliate stations – True Story managed 1.827m.

The duo also had success in the latest radio ratings survey in the Melbourne market where their drive show was number one with a 12.7% audience share. In Sydney however, the radio show only managed a 4.8% share.

Also airing in the competitive 7.30pm timeslot was Seven’s House Rules, which was the second-most-watched program of the night, averaging 1.218m metro viewers.

Meanwhile Ten’s Masterchef fell to number 12 on the ratings ladder as it pulled 767,000 viewers.

Nationally, House Rules saw 1.990m – beating True Story – compared to Masterchef’s 1.037m.

With the help of Hamish & Andy’s success, Nine managed to win the night with an overall audience share of 23%, topping Seven’s 21.7% and Ten’s 13.5%.

Meanwhile, ABC averaged a 13.6% share ahead of SBS’ 3.7%.

The news battle for the evening saw Seven News at 6pm manage 1.180m metro viewers and 1.952m nationally,  ahead of Nine News’ 1.129m metro viewers and 1.141m nationally.

At 6.30pm Seven News/Today Tonight attracted 1.125m ahead of Nine News’ 1.080m.


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