Hotplate sizzles over Spelling Bee on launch

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 4 August 2015

Network Ten's The Great Australian Spelling Bee picked up a strong audience on launch but was trumped by Nine's The Hotplate, which has seen its highest ratings since its debut last week.

Spelling Bee saw a metro audience of 921,000 viewers last night, according to preliminary overnight OzTam figures, making it the seventh most watched show of the evening.

944,000 viewers tuned in to watch Liam and Conrad's turn in the kitchen on The Hotplate which was the sixth most watched show.

However Spelling Bee topped the demographics in the 16-39 age bracket and the under 55s.

Restaurant Revolution's “grand opening” episode on Seven crept into the to 20 programs of the night with 522,000 viewers tuning in.

Nine News picked up the most audiences of the night with 1.24 million viewers. Network Nine was also won the night with 25% audience share. It was followed by Network Seven 24.5% and Network ten on 21.9%.

The stellar ratings for The Hotplate come as Seven starts legal proceedings against Nine over the format of the show, which it claims is too similar to its My Kitchen Rules show.

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs.

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