It's a Knockout is a hit on Ten Network
Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 07-12-2011
It's a Knockout, the newly revised family gameshow produced by Mistral Production and ice TV, in collaboration with Freemantle Australia, is proving to be a hit with Australian viewers, just a week after its premiere.
It was the number one programme for Ten Network on 27 November, when it was first shown, and was the number two programme for the night overall, with 21% market share. It also won in every key demographic except the 55+ age group.
It's a Knockout is a revival of the popular 1980s gameshow and follows teams from various states competing against one another through eight episodes of over-the-top games. The one-hour series is hosted by comedian HG Nelson, Ten sports presenter Brad McEwan and former Hi-5 member Charli Robinson and was produced last month in Malaysia on the set of sister show, The Biggest Game Show in the World Asia.
Yves Launoy, president of Mistral, said: "We are thrilled with the premiere of "It's a Knockout," said ."The gameshow delivered outstanding numbers in its return to television andstrengthens the format's overall global success.Clearly audiences worldwide love the colourful, larger-than-life nature of the series and we look forward to continuing its momentum in the coming weeks."