Lego Masters Ratings
(Image: Lego Masters/Nine Now)

Lego Masters pulled in 1.48 million viewers last night, making it third nationally between the 6 to 7pm News programs on Seven. While Lego Masters had the biggest opening night audience of the year, episode two shed 430,000 viewers — a 22.47% drop. The return of Masterchef Australia on Ten drew in a modest figure (905,000) and Seven’s House Rules just beat it — 944,000 nationally was OK, but was a fall of 23.4%.

The viewing figures for the first leaders’ debate on Seven and 7TWO was confused because of coding errors. When sorted we found that 881,300 watched across all of Seven’s channels, with 603,300 in the metros and 221,000 in the regions. The national figure was not enough to make the top 10 national programs last night, but the metro audiences figures slotted in to number seven among the news programs.

In regional markets Seven’s 6pm News easily won with 603,000 from Seven News/Today Tonight with 569,000. Lego Masters was next with 429,000, then Home and Away on 394,000 and House Rules with 382,000.

Network channel share:
Nine (29.0%)
Seven (28.1%)
Ten (18.0%)
ABC (17.2%)
SBS (6.9%)

Network main channels:
Nine (22.0%)
Seven (16.7%)
Ten (13.6%)
ABC (12.9%)
SBS ONE (5.0%)

Top 5 digital channels:
7TWO (4.8%)
7mate (4.5%)
10 Bold (3.6%)
Gem (2.8%)
ABC Kids/Comedy (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.63 million
Seven News — 1.57 million
Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.48 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.32 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.31 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.11 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.06 million
7pm ABC News —1.04 million
House Rules (Seven) — 944,000
Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 905,000

Top metro programs:
Lego Masters (Nine) — 1.05 million
Seven News — 1.02 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.00 million

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News — 1.02 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.00 million
Nine News —999,000
Nine News 6.30 — 975,000
A Current Affair (Nine) — 782,000
7pm ABC News — 667,000
Leaders’ Debate (Seven) — 603,300
7.30 (ABC) — 582,000
Australian Story (ABC) — 520,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 508,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 467,000 (Metros: 264,000)
Today (Nine) — 295,000 (Metros: 198,000)
News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 248,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 225,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 130,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 84,000

Top five pay TV programs:
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 269,000
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 252,000
Game of Thrones (Fox Showcase) — 226,000
Game of Thrones: 360 (Fox Showcase) — 80,000
Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 77,000

Peter Fray

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