Who Do You Think You Are? pushes ABC’s Recording Studio down

Ratings: Lego Masters takes Nine to another win. Mr. Black lands ahead of Denton Interview.

Far away from the reality battle SBS doco Who Do You Think You Are? managed to beat ABC’s The Recording Studio last night.

SBS drew 376,000 for its episode featuring Jennifer Byrne nudging The Recording Studio with Toni Lamond to last in its slot on 327,000 (despite the raves on social media). Both were down on last week.

Lego Masters topped the night and the demos on 1.07m, up slightly on last Tuesday, with MasterChef second in the slot on 654,000 then 7:30 (601,000) and House Rules (534,000).

Later The Big Bang Theory (656,000 / 493,000) bettered 10’s local newcomer Mr. Black (471,000) which in turn pipped Andrew Denton: Interview with Jacki Weaver at 447,000 from 9pm. Seven hit the front from around 9:40pm.

Nine won Tuesday with 31.2% then Seven 25.8%, 10 18.6%, ABC 16.2% and SBS 8.2%.

Seven News won its slot at 1.06m / 1.01m. The Chase drew 645,000 / 392,000, Home & Away was 640,000, and The Resident was 166,000.

Nine News was 935,000 / 911,000 then A Current Affair (769,000). Hot Seat drew 522,000 / 338,000 and Timeless was 220,000.

The Project drew 464,000 / 272,000 for 10 then 10 News First (411,000), NCIS (238,000) and Pointless (204,000).

ABC News (755,000), Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure (335,000), Prince Son & Heir: Charles at 70 (287,000) and The Drum (216,000) comprised ABC’s other shows.

On SBS it was Insight (189,000), SBS World News (146,000), Mastermind (107,000) and Dateline (93,000).

9GEM’s Death in Paradise topped multichannels at 173,000.

Sunrise: 282,000
Today: 215,000
News Breakfast: 129,000 / 39,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 7 May 2019

13 Responses

    1. I put it on timer last week, went to watch it tonight missed the end as it started 8 mins late, didn’t recheck timer before hand! Deleted it, can’t be bothered now. Still typical late reality stuffs up the rest of the schedule

  1. It’s not often, if ever actually, that I congratulate Channel Nine (no hidden agenda in regards to them, they just generally piss me off more than the other FTA channels)… but they need to be congratulated on Lego Masters. I watched the first few eps but haven’t been able to watch the others as of yet, but I enjoyed what I saw. This had the potential in my opinion, to be a major flop… but hats off. They’ve got an unmitigated success story.

  2. Several years ago MasterChef had a shocker season and Matt is on the record as saying something to the effect, “if we’re not authentic the audience can see that and they stopped watching” when talking about his throwing the plate antics. They did that last night when they chose 2 people for the immunity challenge. I am getting very cynical but that was way too scripted for my liking. I’ve been a big fan but that was insulting to viewers.

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