Seven’s House Rules: High Stakes launched to 679,000 metro viewers on Monday night, according to OzTAM numbers.
It was down 15 per cent on its 2019 launch (785,000). Nationally, it was the lowest launch episode audience in the show’s history.
While okayish numbers, House Rules over the years has shown itself to be a “grower”, with audience numbers typically rising as the season progresses.
Angus Ross, Seven’s director of network programming said: “It was great to see that House Rules High Stakes was the number one entertainment show for 25-54s last night and we look forward to the audience enjoying the amazing reveals still to come.”
Meanwhile, news is still dominating TV-land, with 7NEWS in particular now consistently the top show in metro markets. And, in good news for Seven, it seems stay-at-home Aussies are choosing Sunrise (380,000) for their breakfast news over Nine’s Today (272,000).
It wasn’t enough, however, to knock Nine out of the top spot for the night. In primary channel, Nine did 18.1 per cent, ABC did 17.7 per cent, Seven did 17.5 per cent, 10 did 9.2 per cent, ABC did 16.1 per cent, Seven did 14.4 per cent and SBS did 4.2 per cent.
Here’s how the rest of the night went.
News did 1.23m, ACA did 746,000, Hot Seat did 595,000 and RBT did 510,000.
News did 1.29m and The Chase Australia did 691,000.
The Project did 615,000 and 10 News First did 559,000.
News did 1m, 7.30 did 885,000, Australian Story did 783,000, Four Corners did 685,000 and Media Watch did 687,000.
All channels share
Nine won the night across all channels with 27.3, Seven came in second with 26.7 per cent, ABC did 22.7 per cent, 10 did 15.8 per cent and SBS did 7.5 per cent.
Demographic breakdown (all channels)
- Nine – 28.9 per cent
- Seven – 25.0 per cent
- 10 – 21.7 per cent
- Nine – 28.2 per cent
- Seven – 24.3 per cent
- 10 – 22.9 per cent