MasterChef puts 10 back in the game

Ratings: TV was a much tighter battle last night. Seven won the night and 10 finished with a healthy share.

TV was a much tighter race last night.

MasterChef Australia won its slot at 721,000 and topped the demos. Paired later with Bachelor it saw 10 finish with a healthy network share.

Anh’s Brush with Fame ranked second in the hour at 687,000 then the return of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation at 632,000. 7:30 (626,000) and House Rules (589,000) followed.

But Seven network still won the night at 28.1% then Nine 25.8%, 10 22.2%, ABC 17.6% and SBS 6.2%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.08m / 1.06m for Seven. Home and Away drew 706,000 then The Chase (593,000 / 357,000), The Bay (470,000) and Criminal Minds (223,000).

Nine News (961,000 / 943,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (773,000). Hot Seat was 555,000 / 339,000 and movie: The Castle pulled 364,000.

The Project drew 456,000 / 262,000 for 10 then Bachelor in Paradise (434,000), 10 News First (393,000) and Pointless (196,000). Sports Tonight managed 143,000.

ABC News (693,000),  The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (617,000), You Can’t Ask That (503,000), QI (320,000), The Drum (193,000), and Mum (153,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Great British Railway Journeys and 24 Hours in Emergency (both 192,000), SBS World News (143,000), MasterMind (122,000) and The Good Fight (76,000).

10 Bold’s NCIS: LA topped multichannels at 221,000.

Sunrise: 268,000
Today: 207,000
News Breakfast: 129,000 / 51,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 1 May 2019

11 Responses

  1. Nice bump for Sports Tonight off the back of Bachelor in Paradise. Recent numbers have been pretty dire – 30K on the 10th April before the Easter ratings break. 69K on the 3rd

  2. Nice to see the numbers more evenly spread….Masterchef was good value viewing….
    I just watched Ahn on iview…excellent…The Drum…I mostly listen to …late on ABC News.

      1. Why would they move it? When you look at the ratings it does well in the demographics and has often been Seven’s number 1 entertainment show. Here it was their second best rated programme. Moving to a secondary channel would significantly shed the number of viewers (look at what happened with Neighbours. Had they kept it on the main channel it would probably be among Ten’s most popular shows now considering how dire their ratings are these past few years). I’ve definitely noticed a spike in H&A’s ratings over the past month or so. Have the storeylines become more interesting? Despite it being a soap I will always support programmes like this, employing hundreds of people and developing local talent, then trash like MAFS and MKR etc.

  3. Anh’s Brush With Fame with Tim Minchin was absolutely riveting. Such a unique and beautifully made show. And MasterChef is once again shining brilliantly. A good night for TV thanks to the ABC and 10.

    1. What an interesting person Tim Minchin is. So different to his on screen persona. Sensitive and complex. Well done Ahn. You bring out so many sides to people’s personalities on your beautiful show. And those personalities are reflected in your artwork.

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