Right royal ratings for MasterChef

Ratings: His royal highness hits a high 920,000 for TEN, The Front Bar beats the Footy Show. Again.

It was a royal affair for TEN’s MasterChef Australia last night as Prince Charles & Camilla made rare guest appearances on the show (Camilla is said to be quite the fan).

Despite no footage of him actually eating, it was a high 920,000 for his royal highness, topping the demos, and thumping the competition. House Rules, Young Sheldon and 7:30 all bowed to the show’s lead. Even Gruen couldn’t manage first place in the slot until just before 9pm.

The Weekly took the lead thereafter at 575,000 however there were split schedules on Seven and Nine with Seven’s Front Bar dominant over Nine’s Footy Show. Later Wimbledon led from around 10:45pm.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase again won their slots.

Seven Network won Wednesday with 29.4% then Nine 24.0%, TEN 21.3%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 7.8%.

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 1.04m / 999,000 then House Rules (748,000), Home and Away (696,000), The Chase (643,000 / 392,000), Modern Family (316,000 / 238,000) and The Front Bar (278,000 in 3 cities). Wimbledon drew 216,000.

Nine News (943,000 / 925,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (823,000), Young Sheldon (580,000 / 483,000), Hot Seat (536,000 / 320,000). The Footy Show drew 196,000. Britain’s Got Talent was 188,000 in 3 cities.

MasterChef Australia won its slot with 920,000 viewers then The Project (502,000 / 344,000), Instinct (450,000), TEN Eyewitness News (431,000) and Family Feud (322,000). Madam Secretary was just 189,000.

On ABC Gruen wrapped with 688,000 followed by ABC News (672,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (575,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (505,000), Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise (247,000), and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (218,000).

Robson Green’s Australian Adventure (246,000) led for SBS then FIFA World Cup Eng v Col (180,000), Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist (150,000) and SBS World News (132,000).

Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of multichannels with 224,000. Love Island drew 185,000.

Sunrise:  258,000
Today: 235,000
News Breakfast: 108,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 4 July 2018

7 Responses

  1. Just out of curiosity ……. How did they get Charlie even in the promos because the royals seem to steer clear of promoting commercial ventures? Would a donation have been made to one of his charities?

  2. Footy Show needs an overhaul. Get rid of Eddy and Sam and give it a more current vibe. I like Eddy but he is conflicted as host and seen as part of the establishment and still has his anger moments along with Sam. The anger moments are usually directed at an unruly public but people don’t want to be lectured. Footy for most people is a release from everyday pressures.

    1. The Footy Show made a big mistake with the appointment of Craig Hutchison and then, I believe, made a bigger one replacing him with Eddie. I think it’s too late now to get their old audience back as many who have moved to the Front Bar won’t return, no matter who’s the host.

      That being said there are many that don’t like Eddie and Sam, so the removal of them might lift their ratings a little, but would nine have the courage to do so???

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