MasterChef holds off Big Brother challenge

Ratings: It was a two horse race at 7:30 last night while Nine's nostalgia trip failed to excite.

MasterChef Australia fended off a new threat from Big Brother last night, while Nine’s nostalgia sojourn left it wanting.

MasterChef Australia was the top entertainment drawcard at 1.02m and topped the demos, beating off Big Brother at 817,000. The latter rose to 842,00 for its eviction -both shows produced by Endemol Shine Australia. While a dip for Big Brother was to be expected, it wasn’t too big, which is good news indeed for Seven.

Trailing both were 7:30 (530,000), Foreign Correspondent (413,000), Kath & Kim (389,000 / 307,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (334,000).

Later How to Stay Married drew 407,000 then Australia’s Ocean Odyssey debuted with 402,000.

Seven network won Tuesday with 27.2% then Nine 24.9%, 10 22.4%, ABC 15.7% and SBS 9.8%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.17m / 1.15m for Seven. The Chase was 635,000 / 410,000 then Home and Away (666,000). Criminal Minds drew 303,000.

Nine News (1.11m / 1.04m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair won its slot (807,000) and Hot Seat (616,000 / 325,000). Movie: The Dish was 287,000.

The Project pulled 572,000 / 363,000 for 10. 10 News First was 409,000 / 271,000 then NCIS (216,000).

ABC News drew 800,000.  The Drum (227,000) and Road to Now (222,000) followed for ABC.

On SBS it was Filthy Rich and Homeless (286,000), SBS World News (181,000) Dateline (165,000) and Mastermind (103,000). The Feed was 71,000.

Bluey led multichannels with 216,oo0.

Sunrise: 271,000
Today: 208,000
News Breakfast: 136,000 / 60,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 9 June 2020


18 Responses

  1. I wonder about the future of Reality TV formats. Masterchef has been reinvigorated by new hosts, but everything else is virtually identical. Four-time cancelled Big Brother returning feels like desperation for getting some mojo back. Talent Shows have had about 15 barely varied versions that die off rapidly. Somehow the granddaddy Survivor still reigns strong despite not changing one bit since it began. The novelty has long since lost its shine.

    1. I think the stroke of genius for Masterchef was its casting this year, not necessarily the judges. The test for the judges is when they need to mentor “homecooks” in the next series.

  2. All things considered, they ain’t terrible numbers for Kath and Kim. This is the 3rd time in 3 years, 9 has re-shown the show in a reasonable timeslot. It has been re-shown plenty of times before that. And it’s on Netflix. Realistically, that could have been worse for 9

  3. Glad to see 9s lazy programming fell flat, why would we watch such old programs on commercial tv when we can stream all that and so much more without ads and when we want. Glad too see Masterchef holding off BB as well.

  4. While still hilarious, K&K is on Netflix in its entirety, sans ads. Blind Freddy could have seen a run on commercial FTA was going to fall flat.
    10 must be thrilled their 12 year old cooking show is winning the demos over what is considered a demo darling of a show, in BB.

  5. Good morning David. There’s a couple of mistakes with the 7pm shows. It looks like ACA won not ABC news and the Home and Away figure.

    I think Big Brother is going to be most trouble for The Voice when they go head to head, especially as people have pointed out, The Voice starts to usually drop from here anyway.

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