Ten’s Spelling Bee Dubet Laeves Neraly A Mill Spllebuond

Ten’s Spelling Bee Dubet Laeves Neraly A Mill Spllebuond

The launch of Network Ten’s The Great Australian Spelling Bee last night drew in 921,000 viewers in a five-city metro and was the second most watched non-news program for the night, according to Oztam preliminary ratings.

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Nine’s reality cooking show The Hot Plate was the most watched non-news program for the night, at 944,000.

Unsurprisingly, Ten is pretty chuffed with the results, with a spokesperson telling B&T: “We are very happy with the first night ratings for The Great Australian Spelling Bee, which was number one in its timeslot in total people, 25 to 54s and under 55s.

“We look forward to bringing the rest of this amazing series – and the amazing children – to all Australians.”

Viewers in Melbourne were the most interested to see who was spelling correctly, bringing in 318,000 viewers, with Sydneysiders the second most keen at 299,000 viewers.

The launch wasn’t enough for Ten to win the night however, although the networks were all pretty close in the daily share.

Nine won the night overall with a share of 25 per cent, Seven just behind with 24.5 per cent.

Third was Ten with 21.9 per cent, and fourth the ABC with 21.8 per cent. SBS wasn’t as close, with 6.8 per cent.

Twitter users were pretty keen on the show.

As with everything, it’s not going to float everyone’s boat.

And made some people realise they may need to hit the dictionary again…