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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a quiet night overall was good news for MasterChef

With no House Rules or The Voice, MasterChef Australia finally managed to get a decent audience.

Nine’s night in a night of mostly weak offerings. MasterChef Australia did well for Ten, second nationally and more than a million metro viewers (1.439 million nationally/ 1.059 million metro/ 380,000 regional viewers), which it should have done anyway with House Rules out of Seven’s line up. But it was MasterChef Australia’s highest finish nationally this season behind Nine News.

Nine’s Today again failed to get 300,000 metro viewers with just 284,000, Sunrise did with 330,000 (and Sunrise continues to win nationally thanks to a big margin in regional areas). But Nine News again won the east coast at 6pm with a margins of 111,000 in Sydney; 69,000 in Melbourne and 21,000 in Brisbane. Nine’s margins in Sydney have risen in recent weeks, but have narrowed in Melbourne which was a real black hole earlier this year and for all of 2013 for Seven.

The Checkout (ABC1 at 8pm) averaged 1.067 million national/ 730,000 metro/ 364,000 regional viewers. The Time of Our Lives returned to ABC1 on Thursdays at 8.30 pm and averaged a reasonable 886,000 national/ 623,000 metro/ 263,000 regional viewers.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (28.1%)
  2. Seven (27.3%)
  3. Ten (21.6%)
  4. ABC (17.6%)
  5. SBS (5.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.1%)
  2. Seven (18.6%)
  3. Ten (15.2%)
  4. ABC1  (12.8%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.2%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO, GO (5.0%)
  2. Eleven (3.8%)
  3. 7mate (3.7%)
  4. Gem (3.0%)
  5. ABC 2 (2.9%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.580 million
  2. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.439 million
  3. Seven News  — 1.414 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven)  —  1.334 million
  5. ABC News — 1.196 million
  6. The Big Bang Theory repeat episode 2 (Nine) — 1.114 million
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 1.097 million
  8. Border Security International (Seven) — 1.094 million
  9. The Checkout (ABC1) — 1.073 million
  10. The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.067 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.095 million
  2. Seven News — 1.080 million
  3. MasterChef Australia (Ten) — 1.059 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 1.016 million
  5. Today Tonight — 1.008 million

Losers: A weak night for us viewers — ABC1’s The Time of Our Lives was an exception, as was The Checkout and MasterChef and the nightly World Cup program on SBS ONE, The Full Brazilian. The rest was just ratings spakfilla.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.095 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.080 million
  3. Nine News 6.30  — 1.016 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight  — 1.008 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine)  —  854,000
  6. ABC News  —  831,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 736,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News
  9. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 605,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 384,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Fox 8  (2.8%)
  2. TVHITS!  (2.5%)
  3. LifeStyle  (2.3%)
  4. Fox Sports 3 (2.2%)
  5. Sky News (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360  (Fox Footy)  —  84,000
  2. Family Guy (Fox 8) —  78,000
  3. Family Guy (Fox 8) —  70,000
  4. Futurama (Fox 8) —  68,000
  5. Sterlo (Fox Sports 1) — 65,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

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