The Voice, Paying Attention score on Monday.

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.

Today: 308,000
Sunrise: 287,000
News Breakfast: 104,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 8 May 2017


  1. I really enjoyed House Rules Last Night, although nothing to spectacular I found it much more enjoyable than Predictable MasterChef and same-old The Voice

  2. As a parent, I refuse to let my children watch Master Chef anymore after George’s despicable behaviour. Family viewing? I don’t think so, Ch 10!!!!!

  3. harrypotter1994

    Hey David,

    Is there a reason why you don’t post the second figure for News Breakfast anymore? I always see the / but nothing after it.

    • Fair question, but I can only work with what I am supplied. There is a second figure for ABC News channel which is too low for me to receive. the / is designed to indicate more rather than just left at one number. It’s not ideal I realise.

  4. I hate to say this, as I really enjoy it, but Masterchef is looking tired. You can pick (almost word perfect sometimes) what the judges are going to say and it just feels too much like the last two or three years.
    While I know it’s a winning formula, I can’t help but think it needs something to freshen it up, perhaps even a new judge or two?

  5. Thought I would give Pacific Heat a chance last night, didn’t make the first ad break. Can understand why 600,000 switched off after HYBPA

    Great to see Tom,Sam, Ed and the team back for another year!!

    • Agree with you in relation to HYBPA, but Brilliant is not a word I would use to describe Masterchef. Predictable is the word I would use.

  6. Loved the boy george special . Interesting viewing . Here’s hoping they play the movie based on his life soon I once saw on pay tv , forget wat it was called . Awesome Movie and the guy who played him was spot on .

  7. Great results for HYBPA, it was hilarious last night. Also good to see Seven Year Switch tanking. Here’s hoping for a similarly dismal result for The Resort tonight so the trend for this kind of rubbish ends soon.

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