MasterChef

With the cats away (no Voice, no House Rules) the mouse (AKA MasterChef ) played well for Ten last night, climbing to 1 million national viewers. The ABC doesn’t boast about ratings so it will not be really saying much about the solid return of Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell at 832,000 nationally. The current season of Nine’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation ended last night (677,000 nationally). Seeing Shaun Micallef hosted it, the cross-channel segue, beard and all to Mad As Hell at 8.30pm was a bit disconcerting. 

Nine’s 6pm news again lost heavily to Seven’s 6pm news. The national margin was 482,000, a hiding. And the bad news for Nine didn’t stop there. Today had another Wednesday lurch downwards — 275,000 nationally and 184,000 in the metros. It is starting to become a habit on Wednesdays. Seven’s Sunrise with 440,000 nationally and 319,000 in the metros was an easy winner. On Sky News part two of the special Bad Blood: Morrison’s Miracle, averaged a solid (by Foxtel standards) 125,000 after 114,000 for part one the night before.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (26.5%)
  2. Nine (25.5%)
  3. Ten (23.7%)
  4. ABC (16.9%)
  5. SBS (7.4%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (17.9%)
  2. Nine (16.5%)
  3. Ten (15.9%)
  4. ABC (12.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.6%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (5.5%)
  2. GO (3.7%)
  3. 7TWO (3.3%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.9%)
  5. 7flix (2.7%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.695 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.580 million
  3. Nine/NBN News  — 1.213 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.204 million
  5. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.080 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.037 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.013 million
  8. Masterchef Australia (Ten) — 1.006 million
  9. Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC) — 968,000
  10. 7pm ABC News (ABC)  — 941,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.094 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.029 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 1.094 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.029 million
  3. Nine News — 915,000
  4. Nine News 6.30pm  — 901,000
  5. ACA (Nine) — 723,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 647,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 529,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 465,000
  9. 10 News First  — 407,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 265,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 440,000 (Metros: 319,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —275,000 (Metros: 184,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —265,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 213,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 133,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 70,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Bad Blood: Morrison’s Miracle (Sky News) — 125,000
  2. Cricket: World Cup, Pakistan v NZ (Fox Cricket) — 114,000
  3. Cricket: World Cup, Pakistan v NZ Innings Break (Fox Cricket) — 93,000
  4. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 820,000
  5. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 68,000

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