The ratings are in for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia – with some surprising results
The premiere of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! delivered solid ratings for Channel 10, despite being the lowest-rated opener in the franchise’s history.
Monday’s episode drew 1.049 million viewers nationally, including 794,000 from the five major cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
The broadcast delivered the highest ratings in the prime-time slot for Monday night across the free-to-air channels.
Did I’m a celebrity survive the night? The TV ratings for the premiere of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! are in – with some surprising results
The next show behind I’m a Celebrity was A Current Affair with 607,000 metro viewers and then ABC’s Outback Ringer with 543,000.
I’m a Celebrity placed first in all key demographics overnight: 16 to 39, 18 to 49 and 25 to 54.
It also boosted 10’s audience share to the number one spot for Monday.
Results: The premiere for the eighth season of the reality game series launched to 1.049million viewers nationally, with 794,000 metro viewers. It achieved the highest ratings in the primetime slot for Monday night across the free-to-air channels
While 10 usually sits in third place behind Nine and Seven, it topped both stations for the night with a 26.4 per cent network share.
Seven came in second with 25.8 per cent and Nine in third with 23 per cent.
It wasn’t all good news for 10, however, with the opening episode drawing the lowest ratings for an I’m a Celebrity premiere since its inception in 2015.
Comparison: It wasn’t all good news for 10 however, with the opening episode garnering the lowest TV ratings for a premiere of the show since its inception in 2015
Last year’s premiere had 1.031 million metro viewers.
There were also declines in viewership in key demos compared to last year’s opener.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is usually one of 10’s most well-received and highest-rated reality programs.
10’s drawcard: I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is usually one of channel 10’s most well received and highest rated reality programs. Pictured: I’m a Celeb hosts Chris Brown and Julia Morris