THE Big Music Quiz has rocked the ratings. The Channel 7 music trivia show, hosted by Darren McMullen, grabbed a whopping 1.211 million viewers across the five capital cities last night.
The result is music to Seven’s ears with the new show pipping Nine’s The Block and crushing Ten’s Australian Survivor.
The Block nailed a very respectable 1.151 million viewers for its first room reveal of 2016. Julia and Sasha won the ensuite bathroom challenge after spending big on high-end brass fittings.
Australian Survivor was way out of tune with a mere 662,000 viewers. That is a big concern for Ten at a time when the big-budget reality show is expanding to three nights a week.
The Big Music Quiz result is a boon for McMullen who stepped down as co-host of The Voice last year.
“It is great to do a lot of feel-good, happy, lovely television that’s family-friendly, fun and good-natured, because there’s more of a need for that than ever,” McMullen has said of his decision to host The Big Music Quiz.
Last night’s show featured panellists Alec Snow, Dave Gleeson, Ella Hooper, Emily Taheny, Giaan Rooney, Kris Smith, Lawrence Mooney and Melanie Vallejo.
Future episodes will feature Rebel Wilson, Bindi Irwin, Ada Nicodemou, Adam Garcia, Andrew O’Keefe and Kate Ceberano.
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