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Hamish and Andy’s True Story a ratings success

But did it hit the mark with fans?

By Elisa Parry
The new series True Story With Hamish And Andy won the ratings race last night with 1,282,000 viewers tuning in for the show’s highly anticipated debut.
True Story pipped the reality powerhouse House Rules, which came in at second place with an audience of 1,218,000.
While Hamish and Andy’s True Story was a ratings success, it met mixed reviews on social media.
Last night’s episode followed Rachel’s true story of a nightmare work trip to Hong Kong with her family.
Some fans were unimpressed with the format, complaining that the story telling ran on for too long.
“Who’s watching #TrueStory? Brilliant idea. Enoying it. Just wish it would move a little faster?” Peter FitzSimons wrote on Twitter.
“Good fun, but feels as though they could have sped up a bit and fit two stories in the episode,” wrote a fan.
“Gave the show 20 minutes then turned it off. Very disappointing. The story was not even remotely funny,” one viewer wrote on the Hamish & Andy Facebook page.
However, others were quick to come to the shows defence.
Next week’s episode we meet Stubby (played by Harrison Baker), who by his own admission, in 20017, was the black sheep in his athletic family. His lifesaving father Kev (Craig McLachlan), wants him to follow in his footstep. Stubby is determined to make his father proud and impress the girl of his dreams at the State Lifesaving Championships… what could possible go wrong?
True Story wasn’t the only show to debut last night. Both Here Come The Habibs and Wanted returned for a second season.
Here Come The Habibs debuted to 826,000 viewers, while Wanted starring Rebecca Gibney drew an audience of 698,000.
Meanwhile, the MasterChef elimination episode had 767,000 fans tuning in.

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