Strong night for Ten, but So You Think You Can Dance fails to match last year’s ratings

Ten had another strong ratings night on Wednesday, but more thanks to Masterchef than the finale of So You Think You Can Dance.   

Masterchef was again the top-rating show for the night with 1.611m viewers, followed by Seven’s war drama The Pacific with 1.476m, according to preliminary overnight Oztam data for the main metro markets.

So You Think You Can Dance – Finale Night attracted 1.076m. The Winner Announced part of the show saw 1.041m tune in – this was below the 1.452m it attracted last year.

The result was also below the overall average of 1.279m the dance show attracted last year.

Among 16-39s and 18-49s – Ten’s key demographics – Masterchef led. So You Think You Can Dance’s finale and winner announced episodes were second and third among 16-39s respectively; while among 18-49s they were third and fourth respectively behind Seven’s The Pacific.

Meanwhile, Nine’s Hey Hey It’s Saturday had an average of 1.2m, which was down from the 1.52m last week.

The premier of Lowdown on ABC1, the Australian show about a tabloid journalist, attracted 545,000 viewers.

Lowdown has replaced Hungry Beast in the 9pm Wednesday slot which last week attracted 495,000 in its final episode.

It was also a strong night for ABC1’s music quiz show Spicks and Specks which had 966,000 viewers, up from 782,000 last week.

Among the breakfast shows, Nine’s Today show attracted 355,000 viewers, pushing past Seven’s Sunrise which averaged 344,000. Today won in all the main metro markets apart from Brisbane, where Sunrise led.

It was also good news for Nine’s game show Hot Seat with 629,000 viewers, ahead of Seven’s Deal Or No Deal with 587,000.

Wednesday’s most watched shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 1.611m
  2. The Pacific Seven 1.476m
  3. Seven News Seven 1.425m
  4. Today Tonight Seven 1.382m
  5. Nine News Nine 1.320m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.218m
  7. Hey Hey It’s Saturday Nine 1.202m
  8. ABC News ABC 1.128m
  9. So You Think You Can Dance – Final Night Ten 1.076m
  10. Two and a Half Men Nine 1.065m
  11. Home and Away Seven 1.042m
  12. So You Think You Can Dance – Winner Announcement Ten 1.041m
  13. Dog Squad Seven 1.019m
  14. Crash Investigation Unit Seven 0.978
  15. Spicks and Specks ABC 0.966

Wednesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 27.5%
  • Nine: 24.6%
  • Ten: 24.3%
  • ABC1: 12.4%
  • SBS1: 3.7%
  • GO!: 2.6%
  • 7TWO 1.8%
  • ABC2: 1.5%
  • One: 0.8%
  • ABC3: 0.4%
  • SBS2: 0.4%

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