Nine’s new reality series The Last Resort has launched to a disappointing 414,000 viewers, landing fourth in its timeslot behind the Treasurer’s Budget on the ABC.
The figure is lower than the season debut for The Biggest Loser: Transformed (450,000 viewers), and pushed Nine into third place in network share last night, behind TEN.
It was roundly beaten by MasterChef Australia on 979,000 viewers, and House Rules (795,000). Nine lost around half its audience from A Current Affair which won its timeslot on 799,000 viewers, before some rebuilding with Love Child later. Nine gets a second shot with the new show tonight before addressing the schedule more broadly.
NCIS also won for TEN at 8:30pm with 563,000 viewers.
Meanwhile it was Budget night on ABC, with 639,000 tuning in for the Treasurer’s address.
Seven network won Tuesday with 27.3% then TEN 25.0%, Nine 22.9%, ABC 17.6% and SBS 7.2%.
Seven News (1.01m / 1.06m) was #1 for Seven then House Rules (795,000), Home and Away (728,000), The Chase (695,000 / 458,000) and Seven Year Switch (507,000).
MasterChef Australia 979,000 won its slot for TEN, then The Project (686,000 / 459,000), NCIS (563,000), TEN Eyewitness News (508,000), Family Feud (409,000) and NCIS: LA (283,000).
Nine News (994,000 / 974,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (799,000), Love Child (521,000), Hot Seat (511,000 / 291,000) and The Last Resort (414,000). Operation Thailand drew 300,000.
ABC News (772,000), Budget 2017 (639,000 / 525,000) and Foreign Correspondent (329,00) comprised ABC’s night. The Book Club drew 144,000.
On SBS it was Great Continental Railway Journeys (360,000), Insight (241,000), SBS World News (146,000) and Dateline (143,000).
Hopping multichannels was Peter Rabbit with 229,000.
The Morning Show: 147,000 / 78,000
Today Extra: 130,000 / 69,000
Studio 10: 100,000 / 54,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 9 May 2017