MasterChef above the magic million for TEN

Ratings: MasterChef was the only entertainment show above a million viewers on Thursday.

2014-07-11_0951MasterChef only just missed out on taking the top show for the night on Thursday. At 1.16m viewers it was the only entertainment show above the magic million, and managed to top the Demos.

It was a tough challenge to blindly recreate a dessert entirely from a Matt Preston food review, but ultimately it was Renae’s time to go.

Nine network won Thursday -just- with a share of 27.6% then Seven 26.6%, TEN 22.5%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 5.9%.

Nine News topped the night at 1.18m / 1.11m. Next for Nine were ACA (921,000), The Footy Show (728,000), Big Bang (696,000 / 613,000) and Hot Seat (630,000).

Seven News (1.12m / 1.01m) was best for Seven followed by Home and Away (855,000), Jumbo Jet (671,000), Million Dollar Minute (576,000), Deal or No Deal (378,000) and Mrs Brown’s Boys (339,000 / 300,000).

MasterChef Australia (1.16m) topped TEN followed by TEN Eyewitness News (664,000), SVU (663,000 / 485,000) and The Project (610,000 / 393,000). Modern Family was 310,000.

ABC News (807,000) led ABC1 then 7:30 (781,000), The Checkout (740,000), The Time of our Lives (609,000) and, QI (427,000). The Redfern Story struggled on 233,000.

FIFA World Cup: Ned v Arg pulled 571,000 for SBS ONE. In primetime Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl was 190,000, Tour de France was 176,000 and SBS World News was 121,000.

Peppa Pig was extra strong on multichannels at 359,000.

Nine’s Afternoon News: 280,000
Seven News at 4:30: 261,000
Seven News at 4: 236,000
ABC News: Early Edition: 168,000
Nine News Now: 103,000
The Daily Edition: 79,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 10 July 2014

12 Responses

  1. @Nicholas more to the point, maybe people are seeing through all the hype & manipulation of these so called ‘contests’ when its clear that most of the contestants have had professional experience. The magic of these shows discovering a genuine new amateur talent & catapulting them into stardom has gone. I do miss the old days of Idol, before they ruined it by choosing contestants for their looks or sob story rather than singing abilities.

  2. X Factor’s problem is flogging the same few teenagers in the promos over & over & over. Feel like I already know who a few of the contestants to progress will be.
    I will stick with The Voice Kids.

  3. I think Masterchef may get better results for Heston week because i think many people are over Singing shows. Look at the Voice for example… its been demolished in the ratings by House rules and struggling to achieve 1.3m a week… it was rating 1.6m – 2.1m a week at this stage of the competition last year. X factor may suffer the same fate as the Voice… people want authentic Australian shows that offer something different, and Masterchef is the only cooking show if it’s type in Australia.

  4. Not surprised the tattooed one went – she’s been hanging on by her fingernails for some time now. And glad MC is finally getting the ratings this season deserves – it’s been excellent.

  5. It’s ridiculous Nine having two back to back news programs then a half an hour break, then another hour and a half of news, that’s including ACA. Surely there would be something different they could show in the afternoon that would rate better, 100,000 viewers at 3pm is nothing fantastic.

  6. Masterchef didn’t just top the demos, it won them by a mile. Now if only they could 6.00 – 7.30 right they would actually be very competitive. What they really should do is launch a new show from 6pm Monday, perhaps revive a tired game show format that belongs in the 80s and choose a host who has failed with hosting shows at another network. Oh wait, they’re trying that. Never mind, I’m sure they’ll be looking for new ideas for that timeslot in a few weeks’ time.

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