The Nine Network continues to give Australian TV viewers turkeys. And it’s not even Christmas. Tuesday night it was Dance Your Ass Off and last night it was Australia’s Perfect Couple. Dance Your Ass Off averaged 797,000 over 90 minutes of taste-jarring action from 7.30 pm; last night Couples averaged 798,000 for an hour from 7.30pm that gave us beige TV of the worst kind: boring.

In fact, the Nine Network fell to fourth from 7.30pm to 8.30pm as The 7.30 Report and The New Inventors on the ABC had more viewers, along with The Simpsons on Ten and Seven’s new program, World’s Strictest Parents — which is not much better than Nine’s program in terms of content and credibility yet rated strongly, averaging 1.541 million. That almost doubled the audience for Nine’s program.

Australia’s Perfect Couple presenter Jules Lund continued his light touch to program hosting and participation: any one remember Hole in the Wall, Fresh, Big Questions and Dancing on Ice? And who can forget Things To Do Before You Die? Lund can now add Australia’s Perfect Couple to his CV. He would have been better off staying on Getaway.