Seven might have won total people in the metros, but Ten was the real winner last night as Masterchef pushed it to the top spot in the main channels, helped by good figures for The Project and NCIS. But in the regions it was a different story as Seven again clearly won the night in total people and the main channels.

Masterchef had a very sold 1.543 million national viewers, including a chart topping 1.174 million in the metros. It was the best performed non-news program last night. Make You Laugh Out Loud — Seven’s cats and dogs laughs program — averaged 1.258 million viewers last night with 779,000 in the metros. That was OK but a long way away from last year’s lay them in the aisles figures of 917,000 metro viewers.

In the regions Seven News topped the most watched list with 629,000, Home and Away on 513,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 510,000, Seven News/Today Tonight, 505,000 and Make You laugh Out Loud was 5th with 479,000.

Sky News had another strong night on Foxtel, topping Pay TV’s most watched channels for another night with Paul Murray Live attracting 86,000 viewers and The Bolter grabbed 74,000.

In metro breakfast, Sunrise with 328,000 easily beat Today with 297,000 and won nationally. News Breakfast picked up noticeably for the ABC and Studio 10 is again knocking on 100,000 metro viewers.

Tonight: Mad As Hell at 8.30 – what will Shaun Micallef get up tonight in the wake of the election result, and the final measurement of the election desk by The Chasers. Masterchef is the highlight on the commercial channels. Nine and Seven are wastelands.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (25.9%)
  2. Ten (25.1%)
  3. Nine (22.9%)
  4. ABC (18.7%)
  5. SBS (7.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Ten (19.2%)
  2. Seven (17.1%)
  3. Nine (16.4%)
  4. ABC (13.4%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.6%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7mate (3.9%)
  2. ONE (3.2%)
  3. 7TWO, GO, ABC 2 (3.0%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.803 million
  2. Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.583 million
  3. Masterchef Australia (Seven) — 1.543 million
  4.  Nine News — 1.460 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.338 million
  6. ABC News — 1.276 million
  7. Nine News 6.30 — 1.272 million
  8. Makes You Laugh (Seven) — 1.258 million
  9. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.248 million
  10. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.239 million

Top metro programs:

  1. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.174 million
  2. Seven News — 1.1745 million
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.078 million
  4. Nine News — 1.073 million
  5. Nine News 6.30 — 1.017 million

Losers: Winners and Losers on Seven returned to a weakish set of figures (913,000 nationally, but a solid slab of those were female viewers), especially in the metros (585,000). Britain’s Got Talent on Nine (850,000 for two hours from 7.30pm was not enough for Nine last night) and Kiss Bang Love on Seven around 9.30pm — 374,000 national viewers. Just deserts, along with Nine’s The Briefcase which is dying on the vine in the same timeslot on Monday nights.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.174 million
  2. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.078 million
  3. Nine News  1.073 million
  4. Nine News (6.30pm) — 1.017 million
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) – 900,000
  6. ABC News – 870,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 777,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 702,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 589,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 511,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 328,000
  2. Today (Nine) – 297,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 178,000
  4. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  128,000 + 50,000 on News 24) — 178,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 171,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 94,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. Sky News (2.0%)
  2. Fox 8  (2.5%)
  3. TVHITS  (2.0%)
  4. Fox Sports 4 (1.8%)
  5. UKTV (1.6%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Wentworth (soHo) — 110,000
  2. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 86,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) – 86,000
  4. Back Page (Fox Sports 1) — 82,000
  5. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 76,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2016. 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.

Peter Fray

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