Masterchef enjoys best Thursday, Seven wins the night.

Ratings: 1.16m watch Amy leave MasterChef and AFL helps Seven win Thursday.


Thursday was another night with Sport causing disruption, as Seven runs staggered schedules but managed to win the night.

TEN’s MasterChef enjoyed its best Thursday all season. 1.16m tuned it to watch Amy leave the kitchen. The premiere of Zoo was badly written, but drew 586,000 viewers.

Nine’s revamped Inside Story, now trimmed to 30 minutes with sympathetic stories, improved on Top Gear with 699,000 viewers.

Seven network won with 29.7% then Nine 25.4%, TEN 23.1%, ABC 17.0% and SBS 4.8%.

Seven’s night was Seven News (923,000 / 727,000), Million Dollar Minute (540,000), AFL (474,000 in 3 cities) and Home and Away (417,000 in 3 cities). Movie: White House Down was 309,000 in 3 cities and Border Security International was 306,000 in 3 cities.

Nine News (1.13m / 1.0m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (879,000), Inside Story (699,000), Hot Seat (670,000) and Helicopter Heroes (465,000). The Footy Show was 281,000 in 2 cities. Movie: Argo was 140,000 in 3 cities.

MasterChef Australia topped the night with 1.16m viewers for TEN. The Project was 683,000 / 509,000, Zoo premiered with 586,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 580,000 and Law & Order: SVU was 348,000.

ABC News (767,000), The Checkout (612,000), 7:30 (562,000), Blood + Thunder: The Sound of Alberts (543,000), Antiques Roadshow (362,000) and Dirty Laundry Live (350,000) made up ABC’s night.

On SBS ONE it was Heston’s Great British Food (196,000), Italian Food Safari (155,000), Luke Nguyen’s United Kingdom (150,000), SBS World News (134,000), Shane Delia’s Spice Journey (133,000), and a double episode of Dig (100,000).

Gem’s New Tricks (286,000) topped multichannels. On ONE Darren & Brose premiered with 43,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 2 July 2015

7 Responses

  1. I will watch Zoo again, i will not make the mistake of watching live! Surely the adverts were longer than Zoo itself?
    I will be recording and watching the next day with my family.
    I am a Masterchef addict, watch on 20 min delay and never see an advert

  2. I should have known that when Ten said Zoo was starting at 8:30pm, they actually meant 8:50pm. That is not cool. I ended up falling asleep anyway, though. Book was awful, was hoping the TV show would be better.

    1. Yes, loved it.
      Especially enjoyed the rare footage of Bon and the boys in high spirits, running around the UK streets and the snippets of interviews with Bon that I haven’t seen before.
      Wild as he was he sounded like a really friendly, lovely guy.

      Hope to see more of these Aus music docos on the ABC in the future -they always do them so well….

      1. No problem. With my limited knowledge and the limited promotion it recieved those figures sound ok for a multi channel in an 11pm slot. With the progression of the show and word of mouth, let’s hope they increase for the boys. Very likeable and plenty of room for growth.

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