Grant Denyer’s ‘Game Of Games’ debuts to 536K metro viewers
Grant Denyer‘s new television endeavour Game Of Games debuted on Channel 10 last night, drawing 536,000 average viewers according to OzTam’s 5 City Metro data.
The show, co-hosted by Denyer’s fellow 2DayFM Breakfast presenter Ash London, was the 11th most-watched show on Sunday and aired at 7:30pm.
Game Of Games averaged 187,000 viewers in Sydney and 157,000 in Melbourne – holding similar figures to the show previously in the same timeslot; Russell Coight’s All-Aussie Adventures.
— Game of Games (@GameofGamesAU) October 7, 2018
It lost out to Channel Seven’s new reality singing show All Together Now which managed to pull an average of 813,000 viewers.
Both new shows failed to topple Nine’s tried and tested The Block – which held 1.14m viewers.
The social media response to Denyer’s new show was mixed, with many taking aim at the contestants who were accused of being directed to act in an overly-eccentric manner.
I like a game show but I want to punch every contestant on this show, and Grant Denyer.
Clearly they have been directed to act ‘zany’, panic when asked a question, and pretend to be terrified of the game. And all the action replays! It’s not half annoying…#GameOfGamesAU
— K. (@Kam0706) October 7, 2018
Omg this is already the best show, Grant is the perfect host & the two guys just did the funniest stack #GameOfGamesAU
— Gabs🌻 (@Gxbriellemxry) October 7, 2018
Well I just gave Game of Games a go… this has easily been the worst 5 minutes of TV I have ever seen. As if Grant Denyer as host wasn’t a give away.
— Chris Avnell (@pureavgas) October 7, 2018
This show reminds me of the kind of TV I grew up with. This is what GOOD television is! #GameOfGamesAU
— Kris (@krisworld1806) October 7, 2018
I realise it's a new show and trying to get people interested but the Contestants are too over the top and obviously actors for the first shows. Tone it down a little I think. #GameOfGamesAU
— Guerilla Radio™🎙🎧 (@Guerilla_Kmac) October 7, 2018