MasterChef, Gruen win Wednesday slots.

Ratings: Seven and Nine battle for bragging rights. Stargazing Live lifts for ABC.

MasterChef and Gruen may have won their respective timeslots but other programming around them meant neither TEN nor ABC could touch Seven and Nine last night, with 6pm News so dominant.

MasterChef Australia was the top entertainment show for the night at 813,000, up on last week’s 762,000. Young Sheldon at 715,000 followed then House Rules, 7:30 and Secrets Of Your Food.

ABC’s Stargazing Live from 8pm drew 497,000, up on Tuesday’s 463,000.

By 9pm Gruen hit the front with 680,000 ahead of Britain’s Got Talent, Modern Family, Instinct, and Untold Australia. Both TEN and Seven shed big numbers after their reality shows wrapped.

Seven News, ACA and  The Chase ruled their respective slots.

Seven network won Wednesday with 28.4% then Nine 27.0%, ABC 19.5%, TEN 18.7% and SBS 6.5%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.07m / 999,000 for Seven then Home and Away (696,000), House Rules (682,000), The Chase (650,000 / 382,000), Modern Family (417,000 / 327,000),

Nine News (956,000 / 952,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (788,000), Young Sheldon (715,000 / 677,000), Hot Seat (545,000 / 336,000), Britain’s Got Talent (522,000) and a repeat of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (234,000).

MasterChef Australia (813,000) led for TEN then The Project (570,000 / 390,000), TEN Eyewitness News (442,000), Instinct (414,000) and Family Feud (314,000). This is Us was just 149,000.

Gruen (680,000), ABC News (507,000), Stargazing Live (497,000), 7:30 (492,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (434,000), Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise (221,000) and Think Tank (216,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Michael Mosley: Secrets Of Your Food (208,000), Untold Australia (203,000), The Good Fight and SBS World News (both 124,000).

7TWO’s A Touch of Frost topped multichannels with 192,000.

Sunrise: 262,000
Today: 228,000
News Breakfast: 95,000 / 37,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 23 May 2018.

15 Responses

  1. Is it just me but I just don’t see the point of Stargazing Live ? What is it about ? I don’t think it has been explained very well, its all rather nebulous …and Julia and Brian just look … cold and rather uncomfortable with their forced banter and fake fire. The Tim Minchin bit was awful viewing.
    Some of the taped stories look like we’ve stumbled back to Wonder World days, they have not been produced very well. Too many cooks ?
    Certainly for a production with 150 odd crew and especially flown in UK experts this is pretty light on…
    No wonder the ratings are down on the previous year despite the ABC pumping it up everywhere they can .

    1. Am enjoying Stargazing Live but agree about the slight awkwardness and sometimes forced banter between Julia and Brian. Was the same last year.
      Would be a challenging gig to host though.
      Normally like him but agree that Tim Minchin wasn’t at his best here – made for some cringeworthy moments.
      SGL is patchy in parts and some segments seem a little pointless but it’s still interesting and inspiring viewing overall.

  2. Is it Nine that has caused House Rules and Masterchef to be lower than last year ? Or are viewer watching Netflix or some other streamed services or just simply switching off ?

  3. So it seems once again that Nine have caused House Rules and Masterchef to be lower than last year as back then they had nothing in the Top 20 in the 7:30pm slot (only Hot Seat, News, A Current Affair and Britain’s Got Talent appeared) as last year it was The Last Resort on 371,000.

    Masterchef Last Year: 958,000 (TY: down 145,000).
    House Rules Last Year: 807,000 (TY: down 125,000).
    7:30 Last Year: 612,000 (TY: down 120,000).

    Ratings LY: https://tvtonight.com.au/2017/05/wednesday-17-may-2017.html
    News LY: https://tvtonight.com.au/2017/05/masterchef-house-rules-lift-as-last-resort-sinks.html

    1. No need to post these figures every day. I think we all know by now that viewing habits have changed and are changing rapidly. Fewer people are watching free to air as there are many other viewing platforms. Five years ago a show was considered a success if it got 1.5 million, now it is successful with 800,000.

    2. There is a general trend downwards in live TV watching. And a few years ago only around 5k would timeshifted something like Masterchef, now its 90k and another 50k are streaming it as people have data plans for their phones and tablets that support that.

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