House Rules rules; When Love Comes to Town plummets

By AdNews | 28 May 2014
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House Rules ruled the night for Seven last night, now that Nine's The Voice is down to two nights a week.

The home reno program won 1.312 viewers across Australia's five metro areas, helping Seven to a 32.1% free-to-air audience share and claiming the top spot for a second night in a row.

The Voice is now on air on Sunday and Monday nights while the 'Battle' and 'Showdown' stages are aired. A Nine spokeman told AdNews the final stages of the singing contest – the live shows – will then take the reality program down to one night a week.

Meanwhile, without the benefit of airing immediately after The Voice, Nine's When Love Comes to Town plummeted on its debut in the same slot last week, winning 636,000 viewers compared to its premier to 868,000. That meant it finished in 19th place.

Seven's new expose on Bali – What Really Happens in Bali – drew a big crowd, with 1.057 million viewers tuning in, according to preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

Ten's MasterChef Australia crept closer to the one million viewers mark, winning 934,000 pairs of eyes. But this was only enough to rank it 11th most-watched program.

Two episodes of The Big Bang Theory, on Nine, made the top 10. The 7.30pm Big Bang Theory ranked third with 1.276 million viewers, and a Big Bang Theory repeat, which followed immediately after, ranked seventh with an audience of 1.113 million.

Seven's Home and Away rounded out the top 10, in 10th spot with an audience of 941,000.

Completing the top 10 was Seven News, second with 1.285 million viewers, Nine News, fourth with 1.232 million, Nine News at 6.30, fifth with 1.148 million, Seven's Today Tonight, sixth with 1.143 million, and Nine's A Current Affair, ninth with 1.047 million.

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