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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: No Voice delivers a good night for MasterChef

Viewers seem to prefer The Voice, but will jump ship to MasterChef if there’s no other alternative.

Phew, Lisa Paton backs up for a third time tonight to try and convert her Million Dollar Minute into cash. It will be her third go. Seven should give her the money and save us all. She is a worthy winner and her on air demeanour and calm is wonderful to watch. Million Dollar Minute had 1.287 million national/ 791,000 metro/ 496,000 regional viewers. The metro audience was down a touch from Tuesday night but the regional figure was up, pushing the national figure up by around 30,000 viewers. It easily beat Nine’s Hot Seat, again, at 5.30pm which had 993,000 national / 651,000 metro / 342,000 regional viewers.

Million Dollar Minute’s gains once again boosted Seven News past Nine News in metro markets. But Seven News couldn’t get past Nine in Sydney and Melbourne — it had big wins in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. No The Voice in Nine’s schedule and House Rules made hay, topping the two million mark with 2.065 million national / 1.272 million metro / 793,000 regional viewers. MasterChef Australia saw a nice jump in its audience numbers to 1.218 million national / 928,000 metro / 290,000 regional viewers. On nights like last night, with The Voice gone for the week, MasterChef Australia should really have cracked the million viewer metro mark and 300,000 viewers in the regions. Offspring slipped a little from last week, but still had more than 1.05 million national viewers, including 817,000 in metro markets and 237,000 in the regions.

Seven easily won the metro and regional markets, Ten was third (in metro and regional markets), easily, and ABC was fourth. Nine dawdled into second slot.

Death watch TV: Wake Up’s metro audience jumped to 47,000 yesterday from 26,000 at the start of the week. Ghoulish or guilty viewers?

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (31.2%)
  2. Nine (26.1%)
  3. Ten (21.2%)
  4. ABC (15.8%)
  5. SBS (5.7%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (23.2%)
  2. Nine (17.6%)
  3. Ten (15.3%)
  4. ABC1  (9.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.5%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. GO (4.8?%)
  2. 7mate (4.6%)
  3. Gem, ABC2 (3.7%)
  4. Eleven (3.6%)
  5. 7TWO (3.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. House Rules (Seven)  —  2.065 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.714 million
  3. Nine News  — 1.665 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven)  —  1.516 million
  5. Million Dollar Minute (Seven) — 1.287 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.267 million
  7. The Blacklist (Seven) — 1.258 million
  8. MasterChef Australia (Ten) — 1.218 million
  9. Seven News / Today Tonight  — 1.202 million
  10. ABC News — 1.136 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.337 million
  2. House Rules (Seven)  —  1.272  million
  3. Seven News / Today Tonight — 1.203 million
  4. Nine News — 1.149 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.103 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.070 million

Losers: When Love Came To Town.  90 minutes of this tosh was 90 minutes too much. Down more than a quarter of a million on its debut on Tuesday night. This one is a real howler, unoriginal and cynical.  The Good Wife on Ten at 9.30 pm  485,000 national / 373,000 metro / 112,000 regional viewers. It should do better, but it is on Ten (and regional viewers don’t like it). Jonah from Tonga on ABC1 managed 459,000 national / 347,000 metro / 112,000 regional viewers. The core audience has spoken.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News  — 1.337 million
  2. Seven News / Today Tonight  — 1.203 million
  3. Nine News  — 1.149 million
  4. Nine News 6.30  — 1.103 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.070 million
  6. ABC News — 762,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 681,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten)  —  652,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 604,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten)  — 452,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven)  —  356,000
  2. Today (Nine)  —  306,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 167,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC1  84,000 + 58,000 on News 24) — 1.42,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 111,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 52,000
  7. Wake Up (Ten) — 47,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8, TVHITS! (2.6%)
  2. LifeStyle  (2.4%)
  3. UKTV, Sky News (1.7%)
  4. Crime & Investigation (1.6%)
  5. Disney Jr. (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Simpsons (Fox 8) —  86,000
  2. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy)  —  80,000
  3. NCIS (TVHITS!) — 77,000
  4. Family Guy (Fox 8) —  70,000
  5. AFL: Bounce (Fox Footy)  —  66,000

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