MasterChef wins slot, Nine takes Wednesday.

Ratings: Cooking and entertainment beat renovation on Wednesday.

MasterChef Australia won its timeslot for the second time last night at 917,000 viewers, a lift on Tuesday’s outing.

But the star-studded Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees helped Nine to take Wednesday with 789,000 viewers, ahead of Seven’s House Rules (645,000).

Both Anh’s Brush with Fame and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering were up on last week, but it still wasn’t enough to give ABC a competitive share.

Without MKR Seven’s new Aussie Property Flippers also dipped, beaten by Britain’s Got Talent.

Nine network won Wednesday with 28.7% then Seven 25.7%, TEN 22.2%, ABC 16.1% and SBS 7.3%.

Nine News (966,000 / 957,000) was best for Nine then the Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees (789,000), A Current Affair (787,000), Britain’s Got Talent (553,000) and Hot Seat (521,000 / 287,000).

Seven News was #1 with 1.02m / 1.01m followed by Home and Away (707,000), House Rules (645,000), The Chase (590,000 / 357,000) and Aussie Property Flippers (493,000). Trial and Error was 226,000 / 136,000.

MasterChef Australia (917,000) won its slot for TEN then The Project (637,000 / 409,000), TEN Eyewitness News (454,000), This is Us (451,000) and Family Feud (395,000). Madam Secretary drew just 191,000.

ABC News (716,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (588,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (545,000), 7:30 (541,000) and You Can’t Ask That (431,000) comprised ABC’s night. The Warriors was just 153,000.

On SBS it was Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (222,000), The Night Manager (203,000), Testing Teachers (175,000) and SBS World News (150,000).

ABC2’s Floogals (220,000) topped multichannels.

Sunrise: 302,000
Today: 281,000
News Breakfast: 101,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 3 May 2017

15 Responses

  1. How refreshing is it to see a reality show where the judges & contestants get along so well, how the contestants support each other even though they are competitors! Looks like it’s going to be another great season and can’t wait for tonight 🙂

  2. I don’t think I am the only one getting very tired of Channel 7 playing the bad boy-girl card in their reality shows. I used to really like House Rules but already really over seeing the two women being made the centre of attention like they did with Josh on MKR for controversy sake.

    1. The atrocious editing on House Rules this season (filmed in 2016) has ruined it. They chop out so much of the Reno timeline and show contestants reactions completely out of order/context. Throw in the new rules and bonus room, it’s just completely random who gets to the top of the leader board.

  3. Watched The Aliens on iView last night. What a mess. Tried way too hard to be hip with lots of pointless camera zooms and intrusive amped up music whenever something dramatic was occurring. Didn’t finish the ep.

    In contrast, the finale of The Night Manager was sublime. The third ep of The Young Pope was also an improvement over the second, which was an improvement over the first. If it continues on this trajectory, the last episode will be in Breaking Bad territory.

      1. Well, to be fair, The Aliens had aired & finished in the UK before Cleverman had even aired here.

        In other news: is this the first time ever that we’ve gotten through Masterchef qualifying without once hearing the word “Nonna”?

  4. I love The Office and Parks and Rec. So my new favourite mockumentary is Trial and Error – sadly with numbers like this I will have to chase it around the schedule shortly.

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