Changing Rooms debuts to shockingly low ratings on Channel 10

Channel 10’s Changing Rooms reboot, hosted by Natalie Bassingthwaighte, debuted to spectacularly low ratings on Wednesday night. 

Just 304,000 viewers tuned in nationally to watch the much-anticipated season premiere, which is almost unheard of in the 7:30pm time slot.

In the five-city metro market, widely considered the most important for advertisers, Changing Rooms had an audience of just 204,000.

Thrashed: Changing Rooms debuted to shockingly low ratings on Channel 10 on Wednesday night - with Married At First Sight delivering SIX times the audience in the same time slot

Thrashed: Changing Rooms debuted to shockingly low ratings on Channel 10 on Wednesday night - with Married At First Sight delivering SIX times the audience in the same time slot

Thrashed: Changing Rooms debuted to shockingly low ratings on Channel 10 on Wednesday night – with Married At First Sight delivering SIX times the audience in the same time slot

On Thursday, industry website TV Tonight described the figures as ‘alarming’.

Meanwhile, Channel Nine’s Married At First Sight had around six times the audience of Changing Rooms. 

The controversial dating show boasted a metro viewership of 1.29 million, which swelled to 1.721 million nationally.

Whoops! Just 304,000 viewers tuned in nationally to watch the much-anticipated season premiere, which is almost unheard of in the 7:30pm time slot

Whoops! Just 304,000 viewers tuned in nationally to watch the much-anticipated season premiere, which is almost unheard of in the 7:30pm time slot

Whoops! Just 304,000 viewers tuned in nationally to watch the much-anticipated season premiere, which is almost unheard of in the 7:30pm time slot

Flopped: In the five-city metro market, widely considered the most important for advertisers, Changing Rooms had an audience of just 204,000

Flopped: In the five-city metro market, widely considered the most important for advertisers, Changing Rooms had an audience of just 204,000

Flopped: In the five-city metro market, widely considered the most important for advertisers, Changing Rooms had an audience of just 204,000

The second-place entertainment show of the night was Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, which had a metro audience of 766,000 (it’s lowest ever).

According to Mumbrella, Channel 10 had a disappointing main channel share of seven per cent on Wednesday.

This put the network behind Channels Seven and Nine as well as the ABC.

Leading the pack: Channel Nine's Married At First Sight (experts pictured) had around six times the audience of Changing Rooms, boasting a national viewership of 1.721 million

Leading the pack: Channel Nine's Married At First Sight (experts pictured) had around six times the audience of Changing Rooms, boasting a national viewership of 1.721 million

Leading the pack: Channel Nine’s Married At First Sight (experts pictured) had around six times the audience of Changing Rooms, boasting a national viewership of 1.721 million

Despite the dismal ratings, the response to Changing Rooms on social media was largely positive, with viewers praising Natalie Bassingthwaighte as host.

However, some people complained about the show’s 90-minute running time.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment.

Silver medal: The second-place entertainment show of the night was Seven's My Kitchen Rules, which had a metro audience of 766,000 (it's lowest ever)

Silver medal: The second-place entertainment show of the night was Seven's My Kitchen Rules, which had a metro audience of 766,000 (it's lowest ever)

Silver medal: The second-place entertainment show of the night was Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, which had a metro audience of 766,000 (it’s lowest ever)

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