Ratings: Nine’s new reality show Last Resort for viewers

Channel Nine’s new reality offering Last Resort got off to a rocky start last night with just 414,000 metro viewers tuning in.

That saw the relationship show crash into twenty-first place for the night and four place at 7.30pm. It was easily beaten by Ten’s MasterChef on 980,000 and House Rules on Seven with 795,000 as well as ABC’s broadcast of the Treasurer’s Budget Speech that averaged 639,000.

That pushed Nine to third place with 22.9% behind Seven’s 27.3%, Ten with its equal best result for this survey on 25.0%, ABC with 17.6% and SBS on 7.2%.

Seven News (1,099,000 and 1,059,000) was the only program over one million viewers last night. House Rules was next best for Seven with 795,000 dropping from Monday’s reveal episode while Home and Away saw 728,000 tune in. Later Seven Year Switch improved to 507,000 with Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares later on 241,000 and The Amazing Race with 73,000. The Chase had 695,000 and 458,000 in the afternoon.

Ten’s best result came from MasterChef Australia (980,000) with NCIS that followed a timeslot winner with 601,000 (time adjusted) its best result since July 2016. Earlier, The Project had 690,000 and 459,000, Ten Eyewitness News 508,000 and Family Feud 409,000. Later, NCIS: Los Angeles had 283,000 in preliminary numbers.

Meanwhile, Nine News (994,000 and 974,000) topped Nine’s night as A Current Affair was again number one at 7pm with 799,000. The big drop to Last Resort (414,000) saw Love Child that followed drop to 521,000, down from 620,000 the previous week. 300,000 then stayed on for Operation Thailand. Earlier, Hot Seat had 511,000 and 291,000.

ABC’s budget coverage saw its Tuesday improve with ABC News (772,000), Budget Speech (639,000) and Budget Special (525,000) the best performers. Later, Foreign Correspondent had 329,000 and The Book Club 144,000.

Great Continental Railway Journeys continued to do well for SBS with 360,000 last night while Insight had 241,000.

Breakfast TV saw another win for Today with 303,000 while Sunrise had 292,000. Later, The Morning Show from Disneyland on Seven had 147,000 ahead of Today Extra on Nine with 130,000 and Studio 10 with 100,000.

See Tuesday 9 May for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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