MasterChef takes a slice of ratings on quiet Thursday
Ratings: MasterChef, Call the Midwife & The Checkout perform well, but it's Seven that takes Thursday night.
Another quiet Thursday saw some staggered schedules due to AFL in some cities but general entertainment shows such as MasterChef, Call the Midwife and The Checkout all took advantage of providing an alternative, with TEN’s reality series winning its timeslot. It also topped the demos.
Seven Network won the night with a share of 27.5% then Nine 26.3%, TEN 21.9%, ABC 18.8% and SBS 5.5%.
Seven News was 1.11m (864,000 in 4 cities for the second half), then Million Dollar Minute (634,000), Home and Away (541,000 in 3 cities), House Rules (498,000 in 2 cities) and AFL (441,000 in 2 cities). Intelligence was 237,000.
Nine News topped the night with 1.1m/ 1.08m for Nine then A Current Affair (985,000), Hot Seat (629,000), Top Gear (535,000 in 3 cities). The Footy Show NRL was 311,000 in 2 cities.
MasterChef won its timeslot for TEN at 882,000. Next was Law and Order: SVU (624,000 / 498,000), TEN Eyewitness News (591,000), The Project (567,000 / 374,000).
Call the Midwife (834,000) and The Checkout (754,000) both bettered ABC News (745,000). Next for ABC1 were 7:30 (700,000) and The Men Who Made Us Fat (487,000).
Foodies French Food Safari (274,000) and Luke Nguyen’s France (266,000) were best for SBS ONE followed by Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Express (207,000), Fargo (184,000) with SBS World News ‘last’ at 142,000.
ABC2’s Humf topped multichannels at 302,000.
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: 79,000
Late Show with David Letterman: 40,000
The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson: 39,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 29 May 2014