Lego Masters biggest launch of 2020

Ratings: Two Endemol Shine shows battle it out for top honours. Nine wins Sunday.

The return of Lego Masters has won its timeslot at 1.24m, defeating MasterChef Australia which drew 1.01m from 7:30pm.

Lego topped the demos, with MasterChef second, and while it is down on 2019’s 1.38m, it is now the biggest series launch for 2020. Both shows are produced by Endemol Shine Australia.

Spicks and Specks followed with 691,000 from 7:40pm and Seven’s House Rules was fourth at 630,00.

Later 60 Minutes drew 723,000 ahead of the return of Mystery Road on 655,000 -down on 2018’s debut of 786,000.

Earlier One World: Together at Home pulled 419,000 on Seven, well ahead of 10’s 175,000 for the same show.

Nine Network won Sunday with 32.2% then Seven 22.6%, 10 21.2%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 7.4%.

Nine News drew 1.11m for Nine while Nine News Late was high at 531,000.

Seven News was #1 with 1.25m for Seven but a Forrest Gump movie was just 272,000.

The Sunday Project was 613,000 / 413,000 on 10 then 10 News First (391,000) and FBI: Most Wanted (343,000)

ABC News (905,000), The Virus (756,000), Compass (228,000) and Killing Eve (235,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was SBS World News (244,000), Tutankhamun: Life, Death And Legacy (240,000), Mediterranean With Simon Reeve (180,000) and Simon Reeve In Russia (155,000).

Bluey topped multichannels with 185,000.

OzAM Overnights: Sunday 19 April 2020

22 Responses

  1. S2 of Killing Eve appeared to kill off viewer interest in S3. It’s picked up another 158k nationally on iView so far.

    The leads and setting of Mystery Road continue to make it worth watching. Writing was better than S1.

  2. Lego Masters expected. House Rules not a bad result. MasterChef with an amazing figure all things considered! Free-to-air in better shape at the moment with lockdown, very competitive.

    Interesting to look at pre-7.30pm shows too, like 10’s early evening much higher! Also Seven slaying with Sunrise,The Chase and 6pm news.

    1. Of course OzTam picks that up.
      Take a look at the lead in.
      The Morning Show finishing with around 350. Studio 10 around 60k.
      Lead in’s matter

  3. Really enjoyed MasterChef last night, I hope it continues to get strong viewership. When you watch MasterChef you really realise that it’s Australia’s only show that is really about cooking & it’s made for families.

  4. LEGO masters was brilliant and proves good TV doesn’t have to involve conflict and controversy!

    Spicks and Specks is still a wonderful show and the chemistry is obvious!

    Channel 7 need to find something to keep viewers after the news, that will be hard in these challenging and changing times.

      1. I did not ,but that’s 2017 and my friend said he was great ,took a few songs till his voice warmed up which is the case for many singers so who knows if he would be better after a few songs.

  5. I’m also surprised that house rules at actually got around 600k. With both Lego and Masterchef being 1mill + I was expecting a lower number

  6. It is a shame that Lego beat MC by 0.01 as the highest launch for 2020. Which is 10,000?
    Well done to 9! Good on MC for still cracking a million. I enjoyed the Spicks and Specks special! Such a great show, and the frequency of specials are about right.

    1. Masterchef holds on to its title as the highest launch for 2020 for less than week…Good while it lasted. Still a great result to be over 1m against Lego Masters though, looks like we’re in for some solid competition between these two for the next little while. House Rules looks to be staying in 3rd or 4th as per last year. Also looks like a high for the Sunday Project.

  7. 10 must not be happy that the One World which aired at the same time got less viewers than 7, when 7 only confirmed they were showing it Friday while 10 had about a week to promote it

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