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No honeymoon for Last Resort

Nine’s new reality series The Last Resort has struggled once more in its second outing.

In episode 2 couples’ love was tested as they watch their partner “marry” someone else in mock weddings. But the show barely lifted from 414,000 in its premiere to 435,000 last night.

It was again beaten by MasterChef Australia -despite its negative publicity this week- on 876,000 and House Rules on 751,000. With 2 episodes under 500,000, Nine now faces some tough decisions about whether it believes numbers will rise.

Elsewhere last night Anh’s Brush with Fame and The Weekly both lifted on last week. Seven’s new Aussie Property Flippers was down, beaten by Britain’s Got TalentEurovision Top 40 Songs was modest at 240,000 for SBS.

Seven News and A Current Affair both won their timeslots.

Seven network won Wednesday with 27.0% then Nine 26.5%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 8.4%.

Seven News (1.06m / 1.00m) was #1 for Seven then House Rules (751,000), Home and Away(715,000), The Chase (631,000 / 405,000) and The Aussie Property Flippers (423,000). A Lou Richards Tribute drew 151,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (1.03m / 1.01m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (828,000), Hot Seat (534,000 / 292,000), Britain’s Got Talent (524,000) and The Last Resort (435,000). Chicago Med was 159,000.

MasterChef Australia (876,000) was best for TEN followed by The Project (622,000 / 411,000), TEN Eyewitness News (499,000), This is Us (462,000) and Family Feud (415,000). Madam Secretary drew 221,000.

ABC News (727,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (623,000), 7:30 (618,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (608,000) and You Can’t Ask That (422,000) made up ABC’s night. The Warriors drew 158,000.

On SBS it was Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (281,000), Eurovision Top 40 Songs (240,000), SBS World News (137,000) and The Young Pope (87,000).

9GEM’s Death in Paradise topped the multichannels with 202,000.

Today: 288,000
Sunrise: 278,000
ABC News Breakfast: 103,000 /

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