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TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« on: August 29, 2022, 12:00:31 AM »
Please use this thread to discuss the Ratings from TAR Australia 6! :)

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2022, 07:28:27 PM »
The ratings were absolutely terrible. I fear that this season is the beginning of the end for TARAU :(


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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2022, 07:32:47 PM »
Is Married At First Sight Australia on again right now?

That's what killed TARAus every time last season. They should have played US casting's game and cast one of the most popular couples off that show for a little viewership bump.
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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2022, 07:38:47 PM »
No!  Last season went up against MAFS (biggest free to air show on Australian TV) and did better. I would’ve thought given the locations this season should automatically be up on last year’s numbers.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2022, 08:09:12 PM »
This season is up against The Block, which is also pretty massive.

Let's see how the rest goes.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

The Block - Nine (789,000)
MKR - Seven (484,000)
The Amazing Race Australia LAUNCH - 10 (451,000)


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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2022, 04:53:15 AM »
It's up against The Block this week (which is a juggernaut, although not to MAFS level) but then also Farmer Wants a Wife from next week which tends to be Seven's best non-sport programme.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2022, 04:26:17 PM »
The ratings were absolutely terrible. I fear that this season is the beginning of the end for TARAU :(

This is said every year for every version of the show short of TARCAN to the point where it feels like people want it to end.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2022, 04:29:36 PM »
The ratings were absolutely terrible. I fear that this season is the beginning of the end for TARAU :(

This is said every year for every version of the show short of TARCAN to the point where it feels like people want it to end.

The thing there is TARCan's still pulling #1 weekly, so even if it's dropped in quality it'll be high on CTV's renewal list. I agree Australia could be at risk with numbers like this vs. its competition :(
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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2022, 07:19:40 PM »
Episode 2:

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The Block - Nine (777,000)
MKR - Seven (478,000)
The Amazing Race Australia - 10 (316,000)

Really not looking good unfortunately.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2022, 08:12:49 PM »
I'm saddened by the ratings especially with the amazing locations.  This must be the lowest TARAU rating of all time? 

The cast are all too likeable which isn't providing much engagement for the show or even on social media.  We're coming up to episode three and there's no villain or no inter-team "beef" interaction?  The Block's headline is "CHEATING SCANDAL" and the Amazing Race's is "AMAZING PEOPLE".  I hope this cast can turn up the heat soon to save our beloved show...

The two most "engaging" teams have already been eliminated.  Is the funny team supposed to be Alex and Sam?  They're getting no where near the amount of engagement they got from their predecessor's Sefa and Jess.  I fear this show is going to go downhill fast.

Also, why do they keep casting "wannabe" influencers?  Haven't they learnt from the last two seasons that they don't increase ratings or engagement?  Either cast a an actual influencer or leave it alone.  No shade to Ashleigh and Amanda however, they were total bosses.


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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2022, 04:51:24 AM »
I am not expert on the ratings but aren't we already in "let's pull out the show from the air" territory? These numbers looks terrible compared to other shows that night and previous seasons numbers. I am so sad because this season looks like really promising. :-(

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2022, 05:12:37 AM »
Shows have been pulled with almost double those ratings - it's DOA territory.

The most recent comparison I'd be looking at is the show that Ten moved out of this Wednesday slot last week that got 255k.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2022, 07:06:47 PM »
Ticked up a little bit for Episode 3 but still not great. Let's see how Week 2 goes.

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The Block - Nine (744,000)
My Kitchen Rules - GRAND FINAL - Seven (528,000, Winner Reveal 643,000)
The Amazing Race Australia - 10 (342,000)

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2022, 04:22:46 PM »
The two most "engaging" teams have already been eliminated.  Is the funny team supposed to be Alex and Sam?  They're getting no where near the amount of engagement they got from their predecessor's Sefa and Jess.  I fear this show is going to go downhill fast.

Also, why do they keep casting "wannabe" influencers?  Haven't they learnt from the last two seasons that they don't increase ratings or engagement?  Either cast a an actual influencer or leave it alone.  No shade to Ashleigh and Amanda however, they were total bosses.

The two most engaging teams were the oldest ones in the race?  The engaging teams are the ones taking penalties?

I feel like this is a good amount of bias coming out.  Just because you're not into 'influencers' (I'm assuming you mean 'young' when you say that) doesn't mean that the cast is necessarily bad.  I swear it's damned if they do, damned if they don't.  People complain when they cast influencers; people complain when they cast non-influencers.  Shame viewers can't enjoy the show because they're so focused on what's happening on socials.

I, for one, thought the first three episodes were great.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2022, 05:02:46 PM »
People are always complaining how the recruit-heavy US TAR needs to cast more "real" and "normal" people, which is one thing Australian casting still excels at. Apparently from the looks of this, that isn't always a winning strategy.

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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2022, 05:24:04 PM »
People are always complaining how the recruit-heavy US TAR needs to cast more "real" and "normal" people, which is one thing Australian casting still excels at. Apparently from the looks of this, that isn't always a winning strategy.

And at the same time, people complain when the casts aren't that because of other factors (look at the last couple of seasons).  It's at the point where people will always find something that bothers them about the show, ride it into the ground, and kind of hold out until the show gets cancelled (which it never does) with the intent to end up on the other side saying "I was right-- it failed because this reason".

Funnily, viewers on other social sites are giving nothing but praise for the cast and the challenges so far.  And yet we have people creating their own problems with it.
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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2022, 07:02:14 PM »
Episode Four:

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The Block - Nine (922,000)
Farmer Wants A Wife - LAUNCH - 7 (576,000)
The Amazing Race Australia (315,000)

Oh well. :( Tomorrow we'll find out how well the show's been doing on catch-up.
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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2022, 08:19:47 PM »
People are always complaining how the recruit-heavy US TAR needs to cast more "real" and "normal" people, which is one thing Australian casting still excels at. Apparently from the looks of this, that isn't always a winning strategy.

And at the same time, people complain when the casts aren't that because of other factors (look at the last couple of seasons).  It's at the point where people will always find something that bothers them about the show, ride it into the ground, and kind of hold out until the show gets cancelled (which it never does) with the intent to end up on the other side saying "I was right-- it failed because this reason".

Funnily, viewers on other social sites are giving nothing but praise for the cast and the challenges so far.  And yet we have people creating their own problems with it.


It's not about creating problems... it's analysing why this is the most poorly rated Amazing Race Australia out of all six seasons.  They're going to better locations than the last two seasons and the show is still tanking in the ratings?  I don't believe my analysis has a level of bias coming out of it when an episode of Townsville in TARAU5 (second time they visited the location on that season) has bigger ratings than an episode in Morocco or Greece.

Do you have an opinion on why it's rating badly?

Further, I saw a few tweets which also agreed with me regarding the cast.  I also think the cast picked up in leg two (like other tweets agreed) and have picked up then. 

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2022, 08:40:46 PM »
It'll be interesting to see if there's any effect on the ratings when
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Scott Tweedie takes over for Beau in another week. He has more TV experience/fame for hosting Prank Patrol Australia, etc. and so will probably draw some new audience in his fanbase.

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2022, 10:03:56 PM »

Do you have an opinion on why it's rating badly?

Further, I saw a few tweets which also agreed with me regarding the cast.  I also think the cast picked up in leg two (like other tweets agreed) and have picked up then.

TV ratings, especially live TV ratings, have been on a consistent decline since the start of the US 'Amazing Race' and to get into the minutiae of the reasons why (demographic shift, cord-cutting, live-to-extended viewing, etc. etc.) isn't going to solve much of anything.  If the network feels they get enough out of it for short and long-term viewership, justifies the advertising revenue, has the sponsors to back prizing, and keeps the cost of the show low ('The Amazing Race' costs a bit more than a couple bucks to make, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to both scripted shows and other reality shows), then they'll keep it going.  Or they won't and it'll shop elsewhere-- as they've done-- and it'll happen somewhere else.  'The Amazing Race' is a known reality brand and, for all intents, a staple in the canon.

Comparing it to TAR AUS 5, which took place during the pandemic when, for when it was aired, everyone should have hypothetically been home watching it, isn't going to be a strong reflection.  The difference between then and now is the difference between quarantine/lockdown and, for all intents, an open world.

General viewers aren't looking at the destination list and thinking 'oh I'll watch this because I like Morocco and Greece'.  If that was ever why people were picking up TAR in the first place, they would have been watching by now, and the network would've waited to do TAR AUS 5 internationally.


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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2022, 07:07:09 PM »
Episode Five:

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The Block - Nine (740,000)
Farmer Wants a Wife - Seven (489,000)
The Amazing Race Australia - Ten (386,000)

Catchup numbers for the premiere are in as well, it was the highest gainer of last Monday's shows, jumping up 43% to 841,000 viewers.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2022, 07:18:10 PM »
Taking these catchup numbers into consideration with 841 000 viewers this premiere was the most viewed episode from all "three" TAR Australia seasons somehow. This is so weird lol considering the live numbers are total disaster compared to previous two seasons.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2022, 03:07:34 AM »
Taking these catchup numbers into consideration with 841 000 viewers this premiere was the most viewed episode from all "three" TAR Australia seasons somehow. This is so weird lol considering the live numbers are total disaster compared to previous two seasons.

That's actually a pretty crazy statistic. That also makes it the most watched TAR Australia episode full stop since Australia 2 in 2012!

Hoping the catchup numbers at least remain relatively stable while live improves a little bit as well.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2022, 04:33:27 AM »
Yeah, two stats of note:

As mentioned above, 43% is a high change on catch-up. Very high, although it is starting from a low base.
On the subject of that low base, it did lose ~70k week on week still, which is less good.

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Re: TAR Australia 6 Ratings
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2022, 07:06:19 PM »
Episode Six:

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The Block - Nine (708,000)
Farmer Wants a Wife - Seven (455,000)
The Amazing Race Australia - Ten (338,000)

Episode 2 also had an increase of 356,000, increasing its initial ratings of 316,000 to 672,000 viewers total. (increase of 54%)
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