Masterchef wins, House Rules on season high.

Ratings: Have You Been Paying Attention, Four Corners also strong on Monday.

MasterChef Australia won its slot on Monday with an impressive 895,000 viewers and topped the demos but it had some heady competition from House Rules on 801,000 -its highest episode so far this season.

It came at the expense of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, in fourth place on 595,000, behind 7:30 with 683,000. Last week Your Gen debuted to 678,000.

Have You Been Paying Attention? also won its slot on 816,000 up on last week’s 800,000. Four Corners impressed in second with 769,000, as ABC’s top performer of the night followed by Big Bang and The Mentor.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.

Seven network won Monday with 29.4% then Nine 24.0%, TEN 21.4%, ABC 18.6% and SBS 6.5%.

Seven News (1.12m / 1.09m) was #1 for Seven then House Rules (801,000), Home and Away (710,000), The Chase (689,000 / 422,000) and The Mentor (419,000).

Nine News (1.04m / 1.01m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (859,000), Hot Seat (596,000 / 373,000), Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (595,000) and The Big Bang Theory (448,000 / 391,000). Footy Classified was 136,000 in 3 cities. 100% Footy was 81,000 in 2 cities.

MasterChef Australia won for TEN at 895,000 as did Have You Been Paying Attention? (816,000) then The Project (610,000 / 378,000), TEN Eyewitness News (482,000), Family Feud (355,000) and Roseanne (341,000). Man with a Plan drew 157,000 / 88,000.

Four Corners (769,000), ABC News (754,000), Australian Story (697,000), 7:30 (683,000), Media Watch (605,000), Q&A (405,000), and Think Tank (247,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Elizabeth (246,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (208,000), Michael Mosley: Secret Science (169,000) and SBS World News (150,000).

ABC KIDS show Teacup Travels (194,000) topped multichannels. Love Island improved to 184,000. Talking Footy was 79,000 in 3 cities on 7mate.

Today: 263,000
Sunrise: 255,000
News Breakfast: 99,000 / 53,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 28 May 2018

25 Responses

  1. Not often that Seven & Nine share the hours for being 4th in a timeslot – 8.30 & 7.30. Love Island was always a big investment for online viewing on 9Now. I’m sure it’s smashing the online VPM ratings following in the footsteps of MAFS & Bach in Paradise. It’s the definition of guilty pleasure TV people would view on their own because they don’t want to admit to watching it

  2. I switched on TBYG for a minute last night, to see Hughesy (what is going on with his hair!) trying to guess what was on a plate of food using his toes (blindfolded)…that was about enough for me.
    Never going to have a chance anyway in ratings vs Masterchef, House Rules & 7.30.

  3. Masterchef has be great so far….ratings deserved. Love Island would have to considered a huge flop. You would expect it to top the multi channels to be deemed successful, it’s not even in the top 20!

    1. i was actually expecting LI to top the multi top 20 and also crack into the overall top 20. As there was so much excitement about MAFS and the English version of the show, i have to say i was also expecting more. Not a good result (so far) from their rumored $10 million investment in the show.

      1. If Love Island cost a $10 million investment I think that’s pretty good value even with the ‘lower’ than expected ratings. $10 million investment for a show that airs 5 nights a week across 8+ weeks allows for 40+ hours of content.

        At most (pretending that each episode only goes for an hour, but one of the two has already been longer) it cost $250,000 an hour. I think that’s great value for ‘local’ content that will continue to grow (added 30,000 viewers last night), be watched mostly by the 16-39 demographic (who are harder to advertise to as they are watched less live TV than other demographics) and will be a solid performer on 9now!

  4. Obviously their schedule is better at retaining viewers, as opposed to 9Go, whose viewers have clearly come for Love Island and only Love Island. 7two seems to be similar bur not quite as bad for Lewis.

    1. Agree with that notion – I was really excited for it to come back, but I’m finding it difficult to engage. I think it’ll be great when Hamish is on with Andy – as for the other two, finding them really dull.

      1. Yes I agree, I like Andy, but not sure about the other two. Still I think I miss Amanda too much as I loved this show when Amanda was a team captain, but I lost interest after the first episode this time around. Also I find that some of the challenges are too silly for me, but each to their own.

    2. TBH I forgot it was on, with CH7″s extreme over promotion on everything we religiously switch the channel, regardless of what station we on, and I forgot about it, shame, I love Micaulef & the show…

  5. David are you able to help explain how 7mate was the #1 multi-channel last night with an impressive 4.2%?

    Because I’m struggling to see how a 30min episode of Pawn Stars and 70k-odd in 3 markets would help achieve that!?

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