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Seven’s House Rules sheds 112,000 metro viewers on second outing as Nine wins night

Seven’s renovation reality series House Rules lost 112,000 metro viewers on its second outing, posting a metro audience of 679,000, down from Wednesday evening’s audience of 791,000. A second episode of House Rules was watched by 542,000. 
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The second episode attracted House Rules’ lowest audience ever, and was down 40% on the 2015 season average.

In the 7:30pm time-slot House Rules out-rated the ABC’s 7.30 which was watched by 733,000 metro viewers.

Nine won the evening with an audience share of 20.1%, ahead of Seven’s share of 18.3%. The ABC claimed third place with a share of 13.5% while Ten settled for a share of 12.6%.

At 8:30pm, Ten’s Gogglebox was watched by 548,000, up on last week’s audience of 534,000. Gogglebox was the most-watched program across viewer demographics aged 16-39 and 18-49 and the second most-watched show amongst 25-54 year old viewers.

On the ABC, The Checkout, airing at 8:00pm, grabbed 802,000, up on last week’s audience of 679,000, while Janet King, airing at 8:30pm, pulled in 628,000.

In news, Seven News at 6:00pm drew 1.054m, sliding to 968,000 from 6:30pm, while Nine News at 6:00pm pulled 971,000, dipping to 933,000 from 6:30pm.

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