Offspring return heralds joy for TEN viewers
Ratings: MasterChef & Offspring were a winning double for TEN, scoring their second night of primary channel wins this week.
TEN’s buoyant week continued last night with its winning double of Masterchef and Offspring – both topping the demos and leading to another win in primary channel shares.
MasterChef pipped its season high on Tuesday with another on Wednesday at 1.2m viewers. The much awaited return of Offspring did not disappoint, with an impressive 959,000 viewers -its best season launch since 2010. On social media the show attracted plenty of raptures from joyous fans.
Elsewhere Mad as Hell was well in front of its Chaser successor which is dimming each week, save for dips related to State of Origin nights.
Bolstered by multichannels, Seven and Nine tied on 26.1% followed by TEN 23.9%, ABC 17.5% and SBS 6.5%.
Seven News drew 1.03m / 1.05m for Seven followed by Home and Away (776,000), The Chase (679,000 / 473,000), Criminal Minds (551,000 / 378,0000), Highway Patrol (533,000 in 4 cities) and Border Security: International (400,000 in 3 cities).
Nine News (1.02m / 1.01m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (868,000), David Attenborough’s The Hunt (645,000), Hot Seat (585,000) and The Footy Show (494,000).
MasterChef Australia was #1 with 1.2m for TEN. Offspring also won its slot with 959,000. The Project drew 651,000 / 485,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 588,000. A Madam Secretary repeat was 255,000.
ABC News (773,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (681,000), ABC News (661,000), The Chaser’s Election Desk (579,000), Kitchen Cabinet (563,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (386,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (248,000), Dan Snow’s History of Railways (231,000), SBS World News (178,000) and Bosch (150,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom ruled over the multichannels with 273,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 99,000 /42,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 29 June 2016