MasterChef

MasterChef Australia always takes two nights to say farewell (AKA finding a winner — tip: it ain’t George the cook). Last night’s part one pulled in 978,000 — close enough to a million, but still needing more gelatin in the custard.

Have You Been Paying Attention (929,000 last night nationally) remains a far more credible TV program for all its FM radio breakfast crew feel. House Rules on Seven is heading to the final tonight and fewer people tuned in for the penultimate program (1.07 million nationally) than did on Sunday night (1.27 million). Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior (1.28 million) also dropped viewers from Sunday (1.41 million).

In regional markets it was Seven’s 6pm News with 592,000, then Seven News/Today Tonight with 553,000, House Rules with 411,000, Home and Away with 394,000 and The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 375,000.

Network channel share:
Nine (29.2%)
Seven (27.3%)
Ten (20.7%)
ABC (16.6%)
SBS (5.8%)

Network main channels:
Nine (22.5%)
Seven (18.9%)
Ten (15.7%)
ABC (13.1%)
SBS ONE (3.6%)

Top 5 digital channels:
7mate (3.8%)
10 Bold, GO (2.9%)
7TWO (2.5%)
Gem (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:
Seven News — 1.71 million
Seven News/Today Tonight — 1.58 million
Australian Ninja Warrior (Nine) — 1.28 million
Nine/NBN News — 1.28 million
Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.24 million
A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.15 million
Home and Away (Seven) — 1.07 million
House Rules (Seven) — 1.05 million
The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.00 million
MasterChef Australia Finale Part One (Ten) — 978,000

Top metro programs:
Seven News — 1.12 million
Seven News/Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.03 million

Losers: MasterChef Australia 

Metro news and current affairs:
Seven News — 1.12 million
Seven News/Today Tonight (Seven) — 1.03 million
Nine News — 942,000
Nine News 6.30 — 921,000
A Current Affair (Nine) — 830,000
7pm ABC News — 645,000
7.30 (ABC) — 593,000
The Project 7pm (Ten) — 512,000
Four Corners (ABC) — 509,000
Media Watch (ABC) — 503,000

Morning (National) TV:
Sunrise (Seven) — 449,000 (Metros: 262,000)
Today (Nine) —303,000 (Metros: 205,000)
ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 244,000
The Morning Show (Seven) — 226,000
Studio 10 (Ten) — 148,000
Today Extra (Nine) — 84,000

Top pay TV programs:
Lawyer X The Untold Story (Sky News) — 101,000
AFL: 360 (Fox Footy), Big Little Lies (Fox Showcase) — 70,000
Big Little Lies (Fox Showcase) — 66,000
AFL: On The Couch (Fox Footy) — 64,000

Peter Fray

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