Lego Masters tops Big Brother debut, but Seven wins Monday.

Ratings: Masterchef caught in the reality crossfire. Academy Awards drops on 2020 event.

Lego Masters resumed its place as the top entertainment show on Monday drawing 739,000 metro viewers.

That managed to upstage Seven’s Big Brother return, greedily sliced into three different numbers: it drew 662,000 viewers for the bulk of the show with 664,000 for Arrival and 650,000 for Eviction -and it was noticeably strong in the demos. 7:30 was next at 596,000 then Australian Story (564,000) and MasterChef Australia (545,000).

Later Four Corners led at 539,000 followed by Media Watch (461,000), Law & Order: Organized Crime (238,000) and Hughesy We Have a Problem (216,000).

Seven network won Monday with 28.6% then Nine 26.9%, 10 19.3%, ABC 17.1% and SBS 8.2%.

Seven News was #1 at 1.11m / 1.11m for Seven. Home & Away drew 645,000 then The Chase (529,000 / 326,000). The Academy Awards drew 212,000 for the live morning broadcast and 100,000 in a primetime repeat  down on 2020’s 305,000 (and a 124,000 7flix replay).

Nine News (1.04m / 1.01m) was best for Nine. A Current Affair won its slot at 782,000 then Hot Seat (511,000 / 290,000).  Footy Classified was 140,000 across the network with 100% Footy at 54,000 in 2 cities.

The Project drew 489,000 / 347,000 for 10. 10 News First was 420,000 / 294,000. A Graham Norton replay was 108,000.

ABC News (714,000) led for ABC. The Drum was 211,000 and Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World was 188,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (185,000 / 157,000) then Secret Scotland (177,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (165,000), Secrets of the Tower of London (134,000) and Mastermind (93,000).

NCIS led multichannels at 201,000.

Sunrise: 269,000
Today: 226,000
News Breakfast: 101,000 / 57,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 26 April 2021


21 Responses

  1. Love the promos for MasterChef & BB.
    Both shows are…meh
    Lame casting & unnecessarily long show durations are the issue for me.
    I’d watch Lego masters but I hate wasting time

  2. Splitting shows up has to come to an end. Enough is enough. I watched BB last night and it dragged on and we didn’t learn much about the contestants and they had this weird twist. It’s like Seven hasn’t learnt from some of the mistakes of 2020 plus its like they have found carbon copies of last years contestants. It was a close tussle though between them all though but still lowish ratings but i guess thats just 2021 and where everyones at. It’s possible MC is suffering from cooking show fatigue too. Things may change in coming weeks as the show does build but its quite low right now. People are just over those kinds of shows, i know i am. The same happened to MKR last year.

  3. The Greta Thunberg documentary which aired last night is a three part documentary which doesn’t seem to have received any promotion by the ABC or anywhere else. Also your article refers to it as the “Great Thunberg a year to change the world”.

  4. Have the executive producers of MasterChef changed this season??? It’s taken a big step back, I found last night’s episode really difficult to watch and I’m normally a massive fan.

    1. I’m inclined to agree. I’m finding the episodes just insufferably long this season so far, even watching them on 10 Play with fewer ads. think I’d also have preferred no ‘superstars’ than this weird remote superstars business.

  5. Switched over to bb after lego and it’s as boring as watching paint dry. The contestants are carbon copies from last year. Lego is exceptional and just a feel good show. The contestants on lego are passionate about what they do and are not solely focused on the money unlike bb contestants. Won’t be watching bb this year.

      1. Unfortunately it’s not going to change as long as the networks own OzTAM. All the networks (expect SBS maybe?) do it to some degree – even ABC with the NYE coverage, but less often.

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