Ratings: Veggo Todd Sampson eats monkey on Body Hack

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 12 October 2016
How many people tuned in to see Todd Sampson slay a monkey?

In this week's episode of Body Hack Todd Sampson joined an African tribe to live as a hunter-gatherer.

An audience of 486,000 metro viewers tuned into see the Leo Burnett chairman and Gruen panellist eat meat for the first time after 25 years as a vegetarian.

For the second episode of the show Sampson was tasked with slaying a monkey and adapting to the life and death realities of a tribe called Hazda.

The Ten show placed in the top five most watched programs for the key demographics of 16-39 and 18-49, but fell in the overall ratings behind The Block, X Factor, Cold Feet and Unreal Estate.

The Block attracted an audience of 953,000, topping the 7pm timeslot. X Factor followed as the second most watched program of the night, with an audience of 838,000 viewers. Last night's episode revealed former Spice Girl Mel B as the fourth judge for the show.

It is worth noting Body Hack is testing a different format for commercial television, being a science documentary in a flood of reality TV programs.

Nine’s Unreal Estate was down on last week’s ratings at 555,000 viewers. British Comedy Cold Feet welcomed 612,000 viewers.

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