MasterChef return lifts TEN
Ratings: MasterChef pulls 874,000 for its season return but the night belonged to The Voice at a powerful 1.99m viewers.
Given the kind of numbers TEN has been attracting of late, it should spare the network some doom-saying headlines. The news is particularly encouraging given it was up against the might of The Voice (1.99m) and a home reveal on House Rules (1.09m). Interestingly, neither saw sudden drops in their audience.
Nine network share was 34.2% then Seven 27.5%, ABC 17.6%, TEN 16.2% and SBS 4.4%.
The Voice was #1 at a powerful 1.99m viewers for Nine followed by The Big Bang Theory (1.31m / 779,000), Nine News (1.3m / 1.21m), A Current Affair (1.19m) and Hot Seat (672,000). Footy Classified was 269,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (1.36m / 1.2m) led Seven’s night followed by House Rules (1.09m), Home and Away (1.04m), Revenge (693,000 / 611,000) and a record-prize on Million Dollar Minute (665,000). Talking Footy was 63,000 (102,000 on 7mate) in 3 cities.
ABC News (870,000) topped ABC1 then 7:30 (817,000), Australian Story (784,000), Media Watch (732,000), Four Corners (716,000) and a disruptive Q & A (572,000).
Following MasterChef’s return, The Project numbers were a buoyant 717,000 / 444,000, then TEN Eyewitness News (634,000), Law & Order SVU (396,000). A 6pm Modern Family repeat was 331,000.
On SBS ONE it was Vikings (237,000), Mythbusters (187,000), SBS World News (151,000) and RocKwiz (141,000).
Neighbours led multichannels at 321,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 58,000 / 55,000
Wake Up: 30,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 5 May 2014