The premiere of Ten’s bold new current affairs show, The Truth Is, presented and created by Late News reporter Hamish Macdonald, failed to make the top 20 last night.
The show, which saw Macdonald bunker down with a military sniper and venture into Chernobyl across two episodes last night, scored less than 550,000 viewers, according to OzTam’s preliminary overnight metro ratings.
According to Ten, however, the program did rate in the top 15 for the 25 to 54 year-old demographic.
Nine won the night thanks to The Voice which scored 1.53 million. The Block came a close second on 1.46 million. Nine News slid in third giving the Nine Network a winning trifector.
Seven’s House Rules lured 1.31 million, followed by Seven News and Today Tonight, both of which scored over a million viewers. Nine’s A Current Affair was the only other show to pull above a million viewers.
Seven’s Home and Away (998,000) beat US drama Revenge which slid to ninth spot and 993,000 viewers.
MasterChef Australia was Ten’s highest rating program, coming in 13th with 739,000, and was beaten by Australian Story (ABC1), Hot Seat (Nine) and ABC News.
Nine won the largest share of audience with 33.1%, followed by Seven with 31.8% and the ABC on 16.1%. Ten took 15% and SBS won 4%.