After a bad day in the press MasterChef finished third in its slot last night, despite 861,000 being a good number for TEN. It was beaten by The Voice at 1.11m and House Rules on 874,000, up on last Monday’s episode.
But there was better news with Have You Been Paying Attention? enjoying its best season premiere at 839,000 viewers -well up on 2016’s 684,000. Encouragingly, the show also topped every demo. While it wasn’t quite head to head, it hurt Seven Year Switch which under-performed for Seven.
Nine News and A Current Affair, which was particularly strong, both won their slots.
Outside of News Australian Story was best on ABC.
Nine network won Monday with 28.2% then Seven 27.2%, TEN 21.3%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 5.6%.
The Voice was #1 for Nine with 1.11m then Nine News (1.11m / 1.1m), A Current Affair (955,000), Boy George: Piers Morgan Life Stories (755,000) and Hot Seat (556,000 / 321,000). Footy Classified was 176,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (1.09m / 1.04m) led for Seven then House Rules (874,000), Home and Away (709,000), The Chase (651,000 / 412,000), Seven Year Switch (484,000) and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (323,000).
MasterChef Australia (861,000) was best on TEN then Have You Been Paying Attention? (839,000), The Project (752,000 / 466,000), TEN Eyewitness News (525,000) and Family Feud (408,000). Pacific Heat drew 248,000.
ABC News (779,000), Australian Story (712,000), Four Corners (643,000), 7:30 (636,000), Media Watch (556,000) and Q&A (431,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (185,000), SBS World News (150,000) and Over the Counter Addicts (115,000).
Shaun the Sheep bleat out the other multichannel offerings at 202,000.
News Breakfast: 104,000 /
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 8 May 2017