MasterChef

The night after MasterChef Australia ended its 2019 season, at the cost of its judges and thousands of viewers (compared to 2018) there’s a patch of ratings ‘blue’ in Ten’s cloudy skies. Australian Survivor returned to Ten last night for its 2019 season and grabbed 100,000 viewers more from its 2018 launch — averaging 1.03 million against 923,000 a year ago.

This was enough to push Ten into second in total people behind Seven and just ahead of Nine, which ran dead by programming a movie — Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2  — from 8.30 to 11.15pm. It could only manage 401,000 national viewers. Dud.

In regional areas Seven’s 6pm news won with 580,000, Seven News/TT with 541,000, followed by The Chase Australia 5.30pm and Home and Away both with 373,000 and Anh’s Brush With Fame, 337,000.

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Network channel share:

  1. Seven (25.9%)
  2. Ten (24.2%)
  3. Nine (24.0%)
  4. ABC (16.8%)
  5. SBS (8.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (19.3%)
  2. Nine (16.8%)
  3. Ten (16.6%)
  4. ABC (12.2%)
  5. SBS ONE (6.2%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.9%)
  2. GO (2.7%)
  3. 7TWO (2.4%)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy, 7mate (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

    1. Seven News — 1.665 million
    2. Seven News/TT —  1.550 million
    3. Nine/NBN News   — 1.189 million
    4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.154 million
    5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.066 million
    6. Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC) — 1.059 million
    7. Australian Survivor – Launch (Ten) — 1.030 million
    8. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.025 million
    9. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 976,000
    10. 7pm ABC News (ABC)  — 929,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.084 million
  2. Seven News/TT — 1.009 million

Losers: Quite a quiet night with Nine running dead, again.

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News– 1.084 million
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) — 1.009 million
  3. Nine News — 902,000
  4. Nine News 6.30— 860,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 760,000
  6. 7pm ABC News – 630,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 580,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 487,000
  9. 10 News First  — 374,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 293,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 461,000 (Metros: 251,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —304,000 (Metros: 199,000)
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 258,000
  4. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —231,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 147,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 82,000

Pay TV

  1. Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle) — 80,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News), AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 57,000
  3. Richo & Jones (Sky News) — 55,000
  4. NRL: 360 (Fox League), Selling Houses Australia (LIfeStyle) — 53,000

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