MasterChef wins timeslot, House Rules lifts.
Ratings: An absence of singing was good news for cooking and renovation. Seven wins their first night of the week.
It was pretty apparent that MasterChef would enjoy a rise without competition for The Voice last night, and it was good news for House Rules too.
MasterChef won its timeslot with 1.06m viewers its best figure this week and a sweep of the demos. House Rules lifted to 813,000 for Seven, its second best figure thus far.
Nine’s Lindt Siege special was fourth in its timeslot at 526,000 viewers.
The season final for The Weekly wrapped with 656,000 viewers, up on last week’s 618,000.
Seven won Wednesday with 28.0% then Nine 24.5%, TEN 22.9%, ABC 18.4% and SBS 6.2%.
Seven News was #1 with 1.09m / 1.03m for Seven then House Rules (813,000), Home and Away (798,000), Criminal Minds (633,000) and The Chase (591,000 / 332,000). Blindspot was 235,000.
Nine News (1.03m / 976,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (949,000), Hot Seat (584,000) and Inside the Siege: The Lindt Tapes (526,000). The Footy Show was 265,000 in 2 cities and The Secret Life of the Zoo was 213,000 in 3 cities.
In addition to MasterChef for TEN The Project drew 611,000 / 487,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 513,000, and Long Lost Family was 549,000. The penultimate Good Wife was 273,000.
ABC News was strong at 881,000. 7:30 followed with 687,000, the season final of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (656,000), QI (584,000), The Letdown (482,000) and Would I Lie to You? (327,000).
On SBS it was The Story of China (266,000), Bosch (159,000) and SBS World News (134,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom again ruled multichannels with 234,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 85,000 / 50,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 4 May 2016.