Australian Spartan was smashed in the ratings last night.
Australian Spartan was smashed in the ratings last night.

‘You can’t make Australians like a s**t show’

RATINGS have gone from bad to worse for Australian Spartan.

Channel Seven's version of Ninja Warrior copped an absolute battering in the TV ratings last night with just 524,000 people (5 city metro) tuning in.

That's a 35 per cent drop from the show's first episode on February 25 which pulled in 816,000 viewers.

Australian Spartan was up against Channel Nine's Married At First Sight which won the night with 1.53 million viewers tuning in to see Gabrielle unleash on the new villain of the show, Nasser.

Spartan also got trounced by the 7pm news on the ABC which recorded 738,000 viewers and Grand Designs which had 621,000 viewers.

Even Channel Ten's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! beat Spartan with 580,000 people still persisting with the reality show. (FYI: Paul Burrell was kicked out of the jungle last night.)

Some of those who did tune into Channel Seven's obstacle show vented on Twitter during the program which ran from 7pm to 8.45pm and they weren't very forgiving:

Australian Spartan is meant to run for another three weeks but it's unclear if Channel Seven will keep airing the show at 7pm on Sundays.