MasterChef Australia last night secured its final three contestants: Ben, Diana & Karlie as WA’s Tamara Graffen was sent home with undercooked brownies.
Fittingly the show is powering home for TEN with 980,000 watching and even 841,000 staying for the Masterclass. No surprises both topped the demos and were the top entertainment shows of the night. It even helped push TEN’s primary channel ahead of Seven.
At 503,000 viewers ABC’s Pulse has debuted higher than the season return of Janet King. Only 136,000 stayed for Cleverman while on SBS just 99,000 watched the finale of Family Law.
Nine News, ACA and The Chase all won early timeslots.
Nine network won Thursday with 25.9%, then Seven 25.7%, TEN 23.3%, ABC 15.6% and SBS 9.5%.
Nine News was #1 for Nine with 1.04m / 1.03m then A Current Affair (833,000), Hot Seat (546,000 / 315,000), Thursday Night NRL (433,000 in 2 cities), RBT (249,000 in 3 cities) and the AFL Footy Show (227,000 in 3 cities). The NRL Footy Show was 137,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News (1.02m / 948,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (669,000), The Chase (626,000/ 423,000), Make You LOL (497,000) and All Round to Mrs Brown’s (375,000). The Front Bar drew 232,000 in 3 cities including beating its foe in Melbourne.
MasterChef Australia was high at 980,000 / 841,000 for TEN then The Project (589,000 / 356,000), TEN Eyewitness News (467,000) and Family Feud. At a later start Common Sense fell to 228,000.
ABC News (679,000), Pulse (512,000), 7:30 (474,000), The Checkout (457,000) and Restoration Man (208,000) comprised ABC’s night. Cleverman was down to 136,000.
On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys (325,000), Tour de France (241,000), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (220,000) and SBS World News (133,000). The Family Law was just 99,000.
Shaun the Sheep was best on multichannels at 209,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 20 July 2017.