Australia’s Got Talent hits 2.9m high note, Top Gear goes into reverse

Jack Vidgen’s win of Australia’s Got Talent pulled in one of the biggest TV audiences of the year last night, a whopping 2.855m tuning in to see the fourteen year-old crooner walk away with $250,000.

The Seven show easily won its 7.30pm timeslot, but Masterchef still pulled in a respectable 1.560m on Ten. The Block, which aired half an hour earlier on Nine, rated 1.372m, according to preliminary metro ratings from OzTam.

It was another poor night for Top Gear in the 8.30pm slot on Nine, with an audience of 596,000 – down from 657,000 a week ago.

It was soundly beaten in its timeslot by The Renovators, which followed Masterchef on Ten and drew 838,000. The home improvement show has lost more than 100,000 viewers since last week’s episode, which rated 974,000.

Tuesday’s top 15 programs:

1. Australia’s Got Talent – Winner Seven 2.855m
2. Australia’s Got Talent Seven 2.316m
3. Masterchef Ten 1.560m
4. Seven News Seven 1.375m
5. The Block Nine 1.372m
6. Winners and Losers Seven 1.337m
7. Today Tonight Seven 1.273m
8. Home and Away Seven 1.148m
9. Nine News Nine 1.130m
10. A Current Affair Nine 1.090m
11. ABC News ABC 0.850m
12. The Renovators Ten 0.838m
13. The Big Bang Theory Nine 0.834m
14. The 7PM Project Ten 0.759m
15. Ten News Ten 0.620m

Tuesday’s channel share:

Seven: 34.0%
Ten: 18.1%
Nine: 15.5%
ABC1: 8.9%
7TWO 3.6%
SBS1: 3.0%
7mate: 3.0%
Eleven: 2.8%
GO!: 2.5%
ABC2: 2.2%
Gem: 2.1%
One: 1.9%
SBS2: 1.0%
ABC3: 0.7%
ABC News 24: 0.6%


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