MasterChef tops entertainment shows, Nine wins Wednesday.

Ratings: Seven led in primary channels, but Nine's multichannels push them across the line.

MasterChef was the top entertainment show of the night on Wednesday helped by none of Seven’s renovation show to contend with. It pulled 868,000 viewers, up on last Wednesday’s 704,000 viewers and topped the demos.

Seven’s observational double Border Security / The Force followed with Britain’s Got Talent in third place. Anh’s Brush with Fame was up at 631,000.

The Weekly won at 8:30 on 582,000 (save for overruns) although by 9pm Nine was into split scheduling due to Footy Show. ABC’s debut of  Ronny Chieng: International Student series drew 434,000.

Despite Seven leading in primary channels, Nine network won Wednesday with 28.0% then Seven 27.4%, TEN 20.7%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 6.2%.

Nine News (1.11m / 1.06m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (871,000), Britain’s Got Talent (650,000), Hot Seat (585,000 / 331,000). The AFL Footy Show drew 245,000 in 5 cities. The Last Resort was 62,000 in 2 cities.

Seven News was (1.11m / 1.03m) for Seven followed by Home and Away (750,000), Border Security (708,000), The Force (676,000), The Chase (658,000 / 412,000) and Criminal Minds (514,000 / 425,000).

MasterChef Australia scored for TEN with 868,000 then The Project (631,000 / 424,000), TEN Eyewitness News (530,000), This is Us (405,000) and Family Feud (378,000). Madam Secretary was 186,000.

ABC News (720,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (631,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (582,000), 7:30 (543,000), Ronny Chieng: International Student (434,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg Election Special (321,000) comprised ABC’s night. Sammy J’s Democratic Party was 181,000.

On SBS it was Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (262,000), Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World (229,000), Fargo (130,000) and SBS World News (122,000).

Peter Rabbit beat the sheep with 252,000 on multichannels.

Sunrise: 292,000
Today: 276,000
News Breakfast: 105,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 7 June 2017

6 Responses

  1. 90% of Ronny Chieng was just people partying. If you find that funny, then the show is a hoot. Otherwise I’m struggling to find how it’s funny. Is there some requirement that in Oz sitcoms nothing actually happens? A basic plot does wonders for comedy. Remember, the ‘sit’ in sitcom stands for ‘situation.’

    1. I felt the episode was upstaged by having to introduce the US character for the Comedy Central audience. Pilot was better with Ronny perplexed by Aussie customs, so hopefully it moves back to that now it’s done. Family Law probably my current fave of the new batch.

      1. Yes, far too much focus on the partying , obnoxious American student at the expense of the other characters.
        This first ep was OK with a few laughs to be had but nowhere as good as the pilot.
        Would be difficult to substain the momentum of the pilot over a further 6 eps but hopefully will “settle in” by next week’s ep.

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