MasterChef tops entertainment on quiet Thursday

Ratings: It was an emotional episode of MasterChef. Seven wins Thursday.

Thursday viewing numbers were fairly low despite Melbourne still being in lockdown in winter.

An emotional episode of MasterChef Australia, in which a tearful Melissa Leong told Eric about the power of food and culture, led entertainment at 599,000 metro viewers.

That was ahead of an extended Home & Away at 529,000 / 484,000 from 7pm, 7:30 (527,000), Foreign Correspondent (360,000) and Walking Hadrian’s Wall (219,000).

Later The Front Bar drew 389,000 then Law & Order: SVU 273,000, Q+A (233,000) and new SBS drama The Unusual Suspects (150,000).

Seven network won Thursday with 28.0% then Nine 27.5%, 10 20.4%, ABC 15.2% and SBS 8.9%.

Seven News was 982,000 / 947,000 for Seven. The Chase pulled 552,000 / 345,000. 10 Years Younger in 10 Days scored 169,000.

Nine News was #1 at 985,000 / 931,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (745,000) and Hot Seat 520,000 / 334,000. RBT managed 235,000 in 3 cities then Paramedics (163,000 in 3 cities), and New Amsterdam (83,000 in 3 cities).

The Project drew 448,000 / 302,000 for 10. 10 News First was 392,000 / 272,000. Blue Bloods returned with 151,000.

ABC News was 663,000 for ABC. Sammy J (322,000), The Drum (188,000) and A Life in 10 Pictures (107,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (192,000) / 156,000), The Handmaid’s Tale (136,000) and Mastermind (91,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 183,000.

The Morning Show: 141,000 / 78,000
Today Extra: 117,000 / 66,000
Studio 10: 52,000 / 49,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 3 June 2021

5 Responses

  1. Sad to see Unusual Suspects do so poorly. SBS promoted and promoted it in virtually every break on every one of their channels – to only get 150,000 after all that perhaps suggests a viewer ceiling in SBS’s viewers (unless showing train documentaries!)

    1. An awful number-one only has to look at what other stuff drew on SBS to see that-SBS made stuff really doesn’t resonate much with a broad audience-and I hope you’re not impugning the trains!

    2. You are probably correct. The highest ratings for all channels are generally their news programs and looking at SBS News figures would suggest they do have a maximum viewership as suggested (disregarding special event programming).

    3. I wonder if it’ll perform better on SBSOnDemand ~ I’m keen to watch it, but it’s not something I’d make sure to watch live. With only four episodes it’s possibly something I’d rather watch across a single day. If a few people binge it all this weekend, word of mouth might help the show grow ~ but that likely won’t help live-figures as they’ll catch up online, then possibly just keep on going rather than waiting for it to air live.

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