Night Terrors has debuted in Australia to solid ratings. TV Tonight reports that, up against the football finals on the commercial stations, the episode averaged 660,000 viewers in the five major capital cities. It was the top rating drama and the eight highest rating programme for the day overall (after the major news bulletins and the football finals). The corresponding Confidential Cutdown also rated a respectable 433,000 viewers in the five major capitals. These overnight figures, however, do not include regional, rural and time-shifted viewers and hence significantly understate the actual national ratings.