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MasterChef tops Ninja but Nine wins Tuesday

Ratings: Head to head there was nothing in it, as MasterChef claims line honours. Seven is third for the night.

It was a battle of two titans.

MasterChef Australia and Australian Ninja Warrior, both produced by Endemol Shine, went head to head in their grand finals last night.

When they were both on air at the same time there was nothing in it but from about 9:20 after Ninja wrapped MasterChef went higher still, as viewers were curious to see who won.

In the end the final numbers were 1.13m for MasterChef, rising to 1.31m for the moment Sashi was announced as winner. Ninja averaged 1.09m rising to 1.14m when the show ended without a winner. MasterChef dominated across the demos.

Compared to last year MasterChef (2017: 1.12m / 1.3m) was fractionally up but there is no escaping Ninja‘s plummet from 2.15m /2.04m in 2017.

Against such competition Seven factuals were in fourth place behind ABC but Seven News and The Chase were still early timeslot winners. War on Waste was also understandably down compared to last week.

Nine network won with 31.6% then TEN 25.4%, Seven 23.0%, ABC 14.7% and SBS 5.4%.

Australian Ninja Warrior was best for Nine on 1.14m / 1.09m then Nine News (995,000 / 993,000), A Current Affair (867,000), Hot Seat (533,000 / 312,000) and movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (359,000).

MasterChef Australia was #1 for TEN with 1.31m / 1.13m then The Project (527,000 / 272,000), Shark Tank (440,000) and TEN Eyewitness News (399,000).

Seven News (1.07m / 991,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (670,000), The Chase (642,000 / 371,000), Interview (440,000), Border Security (423,000) and The Force (374,000). Swipe Right for Murder drew 259,000.

ABC News (697,000), 7:30 (524,000), War on Waste (512,000), Foreign Correspondent (460,000), Think Tank (245,000) and Rediscovering T-Rex (242,000).

On SBS it was Who Do You Think You Are? (228,000), Insight (190,000), Dateline (130,000), SBS World News (127,000) and China’s Pop Idols (53,000).

ABC KIDS’ Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of multichannels again with 226,000.

The Morning Show: 161,000 / 78,000
Today Extra: 99,000 / 69,000
Studio 10: 54,000 / 52,000 / 33,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 31 July 2018

9 Responses

  1. I use to remember when Ten Eyewitness News use to rate over a million years ago, possibly 2009 / 2010? I don’t understand why it hardly ever gets above the 500,000 mark anymore. I actually prefer Ten News here in Perth out of the three major networks. Narelda Jacobs is a great newsreader.

    1. Looking back at my own & David’s figures, you’ve got to go a bit further back than that – to ~2007/8 – before you see 10 News semi-regularly pulling over 1M.

      It’s true that since then 7 & 9 together seem to have stolen more audience % from 10 than each other (or ABC & SBS). But it’s also true that viewer numbers have dropped dramatically – both 7 & 9 news were regularly pulling ~1.5M in 2008; now they’re both hovering around 1~1.1M.

      That 30% drop in 10 years says more about the state of FTA TV in Aus than any of the bickering about who’s won what each week…

  2. Goes to prove that if you make quality Australian TV, viewers will watch. Great night for Aussie TV last night. Ninja annoys me though, 11 minutes in before we see the first run and way too many backstories. By the Grand Final, we know everything there is to know about the ninjas. Used the PVR for this one, cut the whole episode down to 40 minutes.

    1. Last night, I streamed ninja Gf live on 9now & sadly everyone failed in stage 2. i felt gutted why theres no winner for the 2nd time. I noticed that ninja warrior gf went for more than 90 mins.
      Ninja Warrior finished at 9:18pm, 8 minutes later than scheduled. Didnt stream Masterchef gf last night on tenplay (as I had a shower), but how many mins did the show overran by?

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