Zumbo rises back up to the top

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 31 August 2016
Zumbo's Just Desserts continues to win the ratings race

Seven’s Zumbo’s Just Desserts continues to rise up the ratings rankings, forcing the Twitterati to eat their words about the show being “over produced” and set to be cancelled.

A strong audience of 880,000 metro viewers tuned in to last night’s episode that saw the cooks try to recreate Zumbo’s Willy Wonka hat float in a tribute to actor Gene Wilder, who passed away yesterday.

While Zumbo’s Just Desserts was the most watched entertainment program of the night, Nine’s Married at First Sight was number one program in all the key demographics, followed by Survivor Australia.

zumbo hatContestants had to recreate this floating hat on last night's episode of Zumbo's Just Desserts

Married at First Sight pulled an audience of 810,000 viewers, for its second episode of the series. This year, the show has included its first gay couple who have agreed to marry after being anonymously matched by a panel of experts.

The Block dropped significantly in the overnight ratings (792,000) compared to Sunday night episode which reached over a million.

zumbo graphThis graph demonstrates Zumbo's audience is going in the right direction

Ten’s Survivor (728,000) held a strong audiences, but with reality TV competition heating up, the show fell down the ranks in the entertainment category.

The second episode of 800 Words had its lowest ever metro total, with its debut audience of 877,000 falling to 742,000.

#SurvivorAU was the top trending TV program on Twitter last night, with conversations sparking around the big twist in the show, which saw one member of the opposing teams nominated not for elimination, but to join another tribe.

Seven’s successful reality programs helped the network achieve an audience share of nearly 30% (29.8%), followed by Nine Network (25.8%), Network Ten (20.3%) and ABC (17.1%).

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