Ratings: Kiss Bang Crash – Seven’s new dating show off to a slow start

Seven’s latest dating show, Kiss Bang Love, got off to a disappointing start for the network on Tuesday night finishing fourth in its timeslot with a metro audience of 513,000.

It was well down on the numbers achieved by the previous timeslot tenant Seven Year Switch and saw Seven’s main channel slip to third for the night. With the addition of multichannels, however, Seven snatched a narrow win with 26.7% to head off Nine on 26.1%.

Meanwhile, Ten recorded its highest audience share of the survey year with 23.2% thanks to a season high performance from MasterChef while ABC drew 16.7% and SBS had 7.4%.

Seven’s win was without timeslot wins for any of its programs. Seven News (1,119,000 and 955,000) was down on previous results and Home and Away was third at 7pm with 799,000 while House Rules dropped to 746,000. The afternoon’s Chase, however, continued to do well with 719,000 and 417,000. Later that night, following Kiss Bang Love, Best Bits dropped this week to 256,000.

By contrast, Nine won the 6pm-7.30 time slots with Nine News (1,173,000 and 1,122,000) and A Current Affair (956,000). The Big Bang Theory season finished with 868,000 and 765,000 while Britain’s Got Talent that followed edged up to 738,000. Afternoon quiz show Hot Seat had 655,000 at 5.30 while the return of 2 Broke Girls had just 278,000 and 180,000 later that night. The new US season of The Bachelorette debuted to 70,000 on 9Life.

MasterChef on Ten was the top non-news program with 1,106,000 while NCIS recorded its highest audience since May 2015. The Project also improved with 706,000 and 516,000 after Ten Eyewitness News had 595,000 and Family Feud 620,000. Later, NCIS Los Angeles rated 434,000 and 230,000.

ABC News was again a top ten performer with 826,000 but 7.30 slipped to 600,000 followed by The Indian Dream Hotel that just made the top twenty with an audience of 587,000. Catalyst lost ground with 526,000 viewers tuning in this week and Foreign Correspondent had 397,000.

Meanwhile, SBS viewers tuned in to Great Continental Railway Journeys (378,000) and Insight (290,000).

At breakfast Today had 353,000 to lead Sunrise (312,000) and ABC News Breakfast (108,000 and 44,000). Later, The Morning Show had 150,000, Today Extra had 137,000 and Studio 10 rated 65,000.

See [Tuesday 24 May 2016] (Tuesday 24 May 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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