Masterchef Australia’s final elimination episode before the next week’s finals did well last night, as did the Masterclass (which is the better part of the whole lot). That was the night. Really dull. Masterchef Australia topped the night nationally and in the metros with 1.647 million and 1.247 million respectively, but not in the regions where it managed 400,000 viewers — well behind Home and Away which topped the night with 502,000 viewers. The Masterclass finished third nationally with 1.385 million viewers.

Nine won overall, in the metros, Ten won the main channels, and Seven was left right out. But in the regionals it was again a very different story.  Seven won easily from Nine with Ten in a fairly distant third as Masterchef failed to help the network. Ten of course had that social media fail with Masterchef Australia, posting a photo yesterday afternoon which indirectly revealed the result with the finalists for Sunday and Monday nights singled out and Reynold Poernomo missing — before last night’s final went to air.

7.30 saw Leigh Sales interview the PM. Not too many people cared out in TV land — 870,000 nationally, with 598,000 in the metros. The Project 7pm again had more viewers — 921,000 nationally and 664,000 in the regions.

Glitch on ABC is slowing joining the world of zombie TV shows — 597,000 national viewers –408,000 in the metros and 189,000 in the regions. Not good enough. So far as viewers are concerned it’s a well-named program — a “glitch” being a temporary error of some sorts.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (26.4%)
  2. Seven (25.4%)
  3. Ten (25.4%)
  4. ABC (16.1%)
  5. SBS (6.8%)

Network main channels:

  1. Ten (19.7%)
  2. Nine (18.7%)
  3. Seven (16.5%)
  4. ABC (10.9%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.3%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.2%)
  2. GO (4.5%)
  3. 7mate (3.7%)
  4. ABC2, Gem (3.2%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.647 million
  2. Nine News — 1.515 million
  3. Masterchef Masterclass (Ten) — 1.385 million
  4. Seven News  – 1.219 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.200 million
  6. ABC News — 1.160 million
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 1.061 million
  8. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.045 million
  9. Anh Does Italy 2 (Seven) — 1.013 million
  10. Inside Story (Nine) — 1.003 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.247 million
  2. Nine News — 1.102 million
  3. Nine News 6.30 — 1.061 million
  4. Masterchef Masterclass (Ten) — 1.052 million

Losers:  The TDF made for great viewing very late in the night and early today. Masterchef Australia was its conventional elimination of third last finalist down to two. 7.30 failed to get a kick from the PM interviuew.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.102 million
  2. Nine News 6.30 — 1.061 million
  3. Seven News  — 937,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight —897,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 880,000
  6. 7pm ABC 1 News  —800,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 664,000
  8. Inside Story (Nine) — 659,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 567,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 481,000

 

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.7%)
  2. Fox8  (2.1%)
  3. TVHITS (2.1%)
  4. UKTV (1.9%)
  5. Crime & Investigation (1.8%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 98.000
  2. Matty Johns Big Weekend (Fox Sports 1) — 88,000
  3. Wayward Pines (FX) — 74,000
  4. Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle) — 72,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 68,000

*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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