MasterChef wins Thursday night with 1.3, but Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year wins key ad demos

Hamish & Andy's Gap Year: won in key demos

MasterChef returned to the top of the ratings rankings last night, with an audience of 1.3m – up from just over 1m last week.

The hour-long episode of MasterChef was Ten’s only show in the top ten, with a repeat of Modern Family the network’s next most-watched show – with 706,000 viewers.

MasterChef ran from 7pm, beating Home & Away on Seven, which rated with 974,000, and The Big Bang Theory on Nine, which drew 764,000, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

However, Nine’s Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year, which rated with a total of 1.183m, topped the 18-49 and 16-39 demographics, with MasterChef winning in the 25-54 segment.Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year placed fourth, below Seven News and Nine News. A Current Affair on Nine was the only other show of six to eclipse 1m viewers.

The second episode of Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets on ABC held steady, down slightly to 656,000 from 671,000 last week.

Nine won the night with 21.3% share, just ahead of Seven’s 20.2% share.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

1. Masterchef Ten 1.299
2. Seven News Seven 1.282
3. Nine News Nine 1.242
4. Hamish and Andy’s Euro Gap Year Nine 1.183
5. A Current Affair Nine 1.110
6. Today Tonight Seven 1.056
7. Home and Away Seven 0.974
8. ABC News ABC 0.845
9. The Big Bang Theory – Episode 1 Nine 0.764
10. The Big Bang Theory – Episode 2 Nine 0.726
11. Modern Family Ten 0.706
12. Hot Seat Nine 0.683
13. Silk ABC 0.682
14. The Big Bang Theory – 7:00pm Nine 0.678
15. Ten News Ten 0.663

Thursday’s channel share:

Nine: 21.3%
Seven: 20.2%
Ten: 15.9%
ABC1: 12.1%
SBS1: 6.7%
Eleven: 4.0%
7TWO 3.8%
7mate: 3.5%
GO!: 2.5%
One: 2.5%
ABC2: 2.4%
Gem: 2.4%
ABC3: 1.1%
SBS2: 0.8%
ABC News 24: 0.7%

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