Catch­ing jun­gle fever

The Courier-Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

WHILE Ten’s new se­ries of re­al­ity show

was panned for its D-list cast, plenty of Aussies tuned in.

Sun­day’s two-hour pre­miere, hosted by

and (pic­tured) took top spot across the five ma­jor cities, with 200,000 view­ers in Bris­bane. The open­ing night episode at­tracted 1.098 mil­lion view­ers while the seg­ment had 1.014 mil­lion.

While it is an early rat­ings win for the net­work, the num­bers were lower than the show’s de­but last year, when the open­ing night episode scored a metro au­di­ence of 1.274 mil­lion. At the time, the show was up against the men’s fi­nal of the Aus­tralian Open. Last night’s episode saw

set his sights on sin­gle Queens­lan­der

“I don’t think I’m her type,” Lacko told

who re­sponded: “How many times in your life are you not some­one’s type?”

DEAD HEAT: Glenn Close and Lady Gaga shared the award for best ac­tress. STAR-STUD­DED: (clock­wise from main) Nicole Kid­man; Char­l­ize Theron; Emily Blunt and John Krasin­ski; Awk­wa­fina, Michelle Yeoh, Con­stance Wu and Gemma Chan; Amy Adams and Pa­tri­cia Ar­quette.

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