No honeymoon for Last Resort

Nine’s new reality series The Last Resort has struggled once more in its second outing.

In episode 2 couples’ love was tested as they watch their partner “marry” someone else in mock weddings. But the show barely lifted from 414,000 in its premiere to 435,000 last night.

It was again beaten by MasterChef Australia -despite its negative publicity this week- on 876,000 and House Rules on 751,000. With 2 episodes under 500,000, Nine now faces some tough decisions about whether it believes numbers will rise.

Elsewhere last night Anh’s Brush with Fame and The Weekly both lifted on last week. Seven’s new Aussie Property Flippers was down, beaten by Britain’s Got TalentEurovision Top 40 Songs was modest at 240,000 for SBS.

Seven News and A Current Affair both won their timeslots.

Seven network won Wednesday with 27.0% then Nine 26.5%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 8.4%.

Seven News (1.06m / 1.00m) was #1 for Seven then House Rules (751,000), Home and Away (715,000), The Chase (631,000 / 405,000) and The Aussie Property Flippers (423,000). A Lou Richards Tribute drew 151,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (1.03m / 1.01m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (828,000), Hot Seat (534,000 / 292,000), Britain’s Got Talent (524,000) and The Last Resort (435,000). Chicago Med was 159,000.

MasterChef Australia (876,000) was best for TEN followed by The Project (622,000 / 411,000), TEN Eyewitness News (499,000), This is Us (462,000) and Family Feud (415,000). Madam Secretary drew 221,000.

ABC News (727,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (623,000), 7:30 (618,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (608,000) and You Can’t Ask That (422,000) made up ABC’s night. The Warriors drew 158,000.

On SBS it was Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (281,000), Eurovision Top 40 Songs (240,000), SBS World News (137,000) and The Young Pope (87,000).

9GEM’s Death in Paradise topped the multichannels with 202,000.

Today: 288,000
Sunrise: 278,000
ABC News Breakfast: 103,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 10 May 2017.

14 Comments:

  1. Secret Squïrrel

    I’m still trying to get my head around the ethics of a Psychologist being intimately involved in a show where part of couple’s “therapy” requires them to pretend to marry someone else while their partner watches on.

    What happens if two of the brides both turn up in white?

  2. Around 7:35pm the cat stepped on the remote’s 9 button. Before I could change it back to something else I noticed two utterances of the f-word within a few seconds of each other. ‘Bleeped’ the audio may have been but it was very clear from the vision as to what the female was saying. Charming 7:30 “family” entertainment Nine.

    • Changes to the Free TV Code of Practice (effective from 1st December 2015) allow PG content to air all day on any channel, and M rated content from 7:30pm onwards (except theatrical films that have been classified by the ACB; they can only air after 8:30pm), so F-bombs can be dropped quite liberally from 7:30pm.

  3. I think 9 will give Last Resort one more week. Its numbers did rise from Tuesday and they promoted it very heavily and they want to get as much in return for how heavily they promoted it.

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