When TEN draws strong numbers, either Seven or Nine is usually happy, because it generally hits their opposition. Last night the strength of TEN’s MasterChef pushed Seven into third place, underlining the reasons why we all need three commercial networks firing on all cylinders.
For the second night in a row Nine has managed to come out on top. House Rules slipped for Seven once again, fourth behind Reno Rumble. It was also down in the demos.
Nine network won Tuesday with 27.1% then TEN 24.9%, Seven 23.5%, ABC 17.8% and SBS 6.7%.
Nine News (1.16m / 1.06m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (951,000), Love Child won its timeslot (817,000), Reno Rumble in third place (718,000), Hot Seat (636,000) and Big Bang (526,000 / 340,000).
MasterChef topped the night with 1.21m for TEN. NCIS was 727,000, The Project was 679,000 / 519,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 607,000 and NCIS: LA was 460,000 / 242,000.
Seven News (1.08m / 989,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (736,000), House Rules (675,000), Million Dollar Minute (536,000) and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares again coded incorrectly at (494,000). At 10pm How to Get Away with Murder sank to just 182,000 suggesting Seven should never have split the season. Lesson learned.
It was Budget night at ABC with ABC News (885,000), Budget 2015 (733,000), ABC News Budget Night Special (600,000), Slow Train through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones (493,000) and Antiques Roadshow (329,000).
SBS ONE had a reasonably good night with Queen Victoria’s Children (380,000), Insight (264,000), Dateline (199,000) and SBS World News (150,000).
ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom topped multichannels at 256,000.
Mornings: 124,000 / 100,000
The Morning Show: 119,000 / 85,000
Studio 10: 69,000 / 53,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 12 May 2015