Ratings: Have You Been Paying Attention? returns to biggest launch episode ever

The 2017 season of Ten’s popular comedy Have You Been Paying Attention? returned last night with its highest rated season opener ever.

The show was the top rated program of the night with the three younger demographic groups and with 839,000 metro viewers it was also one of the show’s highest rated episodes up from 2016’s launch that rated 681,000.

Earlier in the battle of reality shows, The Voice was number one with 1.1 million viewers and the number one show for Monday ahead of House Rules (874,000) and MasterChef (861,000).

Nine was the number one network with 28.2% ahead of Seven (27.2%), Ten (21.3%), ABC (17.7%) and SBS (5.6%).

With The Voice in the number one spot (1,109,000), Nine News (1,107,000 and 1,101,000) took second and third with a rare win in the 6pm news battle. A Current Affair also won at 7pm with 955,000 while later a Piers Morgan Life Stories episode on Boy George grabbed 755,000 in preliminary numbers. The afternoon’s Hot Seat had 556,000 and 321,000.

Seven News had 1,093,000 at 6pm dropping to 1,040,000 at 6.30 with Home and away that followed slipping to 702,000. House Rules (874,000) and the afternoon’s The Chase were next best with 651,000 and 412,000 while Seven Year Switch averaged 484,000. Later, Ramsay’s Hotel Hell had 323,000 and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 218,000.

Meanwhile, MasterChef (860,000) and Have You Been Paying Attention? (844,000) gave Ten its best Monday of the 2017 survey so far with The Project helping by scoring a season high 752,000 at 7pm and 466,000 at 6.30pm. Earlier, Ten Eyewitness News had 525,000 and Family Feud 408,000 while the premiere of Pacific Heat disappointed with just 248,000.

ABC News just made the top ten with 779,000 with Australian Story (712,000), Four Corners (643,000) and Media Watch (556,000) top twenty entries. Next best for the public broadcaster was Q&A with 431,000.

SBS’s best result came from 24 Hours in Emergency with 185,000.

Afternoon news results included Seven News at 4.30 with 283,000 Seven News at 4 with 253,000 and Nine Afternoon News averaging 190,000. The per city breakdowns were:

At breakfast Today was ahead on 308,000 with Sunrise rating 287,000. Later Seven’s The Morning Show had 147,000 with Today Extra on Nine with 122,000 and Studio 10 rating 96,000.

See Monday 8 May for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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