MasterChef, Cheap Seats score. SBS up on Tuesday

10's entertainment double upstages poor reality shows on rival networks. SBS share lifts on Tuesday.

MasterChef Australia is lifting as it heads to its finale this Sunday.

Last night it topped entertainment at 547,000 metro viewers, up on last Tuesday’s 487,000.

That was ahead of 7:30 (461,000), New Leash on Life (289,000), Rush (281,000), Million Dollar Island (273,000) and Great Coastal Railway Journeys (190,000).

Later The Cheap Seats won with 340,000 then The Black Hand (212,000), a Travel Guides repeat (180,000), The Rookie (173,000) and Insight (151,000).

Seven network won Tuesday with 26.7%, then Nine 25.1%, 10 20.1%, ABC 16.4% and SBS up at 11.8%.

Seven News was #1 at 942,000 / 885,000. The Chase won with 544,000 / 329,000 then Home & Away (483,000). The Rookie: Feds managed 111,000.

Nine News (757,000 / 745,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair led at 597,000 then Hot Seat (410,000 / 244,000). Wimbledon was up to 122,000.

The Project drew 288,000 / 194,000 for 10. 10 News First was 195,000 / 149,000.  NCIS was 112,000

ABC News pulled 537,000. Louis Theroux Interviews (195,000) and The Drum (162,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (163,000 / 108,000), Tour de France (109,000 across the network) and Mastermind (90,000).

7TWO’s The Coroner topped multichannels at 104,000.

Sunrise: 223,000
Today: 210,000
News Breakfast: 92,000 / 38,000

In Total TV numbers last Tuesday were:

The Rookie: 502,000
Rush: 466,000
The Black Hand: 416,000
Million Dollar Island: 523,000
MasterChef Australia: 818,000
Home & Away: 902,000
The Cheap Seats: 560,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 11 July 2023

5 Responses

  1. I’d be really interested to know total numbers for “The Cheap Seats” and HYBPA across their three (or so) airings and SVOD. Is that sort of data easy to obtain?

  2. Both programs are really poor and visibly so, to the point where that should have been picked up at the commissioning stage. Surely there are both better ideas out there and more varied means of production. All these competition style shows look the same with the same editing style and forms of presentation. With so many creative options available is it really necessary for all of the shows to look the same? Clearly the broad audience is picking up on this as these ratings attest.

  3. Here’s my 2 bob. I keep hearing that Australians aren’t watching new content, so I turned on to FTA last night for the first time since the Ashes finished on Saturday. I watched a bit of Rush, and a bit of Million Dollar Island. These are not new shows to be supported, these are blatant rehashed ideas with the same pretend drama. I was back to streaming in 15 minutes. Rush in particular is a mish mash of ideas and tone, just a real struggle to watch, so needlessly convoluted. They’re actually getting the audience they deserve and I feel it shows a real lack of actual ideas when it comes to commissioning. Even the reboot of Mother and Son looks awful as well, so it’s not just reality. Give us something new and exciting, please!

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