Hughesy, We Have A Problem pulls just 264,000 metro viewers for premiere

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Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes’ panel program, Hughesy, We Have A Problem, returned to screens at 8:30pm last night.

Its premiere episode had 264,000 metro viewers, a 36% drop on last year’s overnight figure of 411,000.

With the addition of regional viewers, the Channel 10 show had 355,000 national viewers.

The show had a lead in audience of 558,000 metro viewers (759,000 national viewers) who were watching the preceding program, The Amazing Race Australia, hosted by Beau Ryan.

It was, however, facing stiff competition, which Channel 9 screening the delayed Australian Open tennis tournament, and Channel 7’s Holey Moley Australia running until 9pm.

Hughesy, We Have A Problem’s 8:30pm competition on the ABC, Four Corners, had a metro audience of 514,000, and a national audience of 775,000.

The panel show first debuted in 2018, drawing in 632,000 overnight metro viewers. Its final episode for the year had 456,000.

The follow-up season in 2019 kicked off to 498,000, and finished with 311,000.

Last year, it had 411,000 on debut.

This year, comedians Becky Lucas and Nazeem Hussain are on the panel every week.

Hughes also appears on the judging panel of 10’s Masked Singer Australia alongside KIIS FM’s Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, and is a member of the newly installed 2DayFM Breakfast show in Sydney.

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Peter Johnson
9 Feb 2021 - 10:22 pm

Why does Dave Hughes gets paid so much money when he rates poorly on tv and radio?

11 Feb 2021 - 7:13 am

Dave is good but very over exposed and goes on any show just for money. His ratings numbers reflect that.

15 Feb 2021 - 9:14 pm

Maybe everyone is off him after his self serving, winging and whining, undermining of the Victorian people every single day during lockdown? Maybe he is on the nose now? Just a thought.


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