Chaser makes subdued ratings return but even State of Origin can’t stop MasterChef

The Chaser’s War On Everything made a muted return to the ABC last night, with many viewers opting for State of Origin rugby on Nine instead.  

The show – which was taken off the air for two episodes following the infamous dying kids sketch – scored an average of just under 1.2m viewers, according to preliminary ratings data from OzTam. This was about the same as last time the show aired – which was also a State of Origin night.

But the game didn’t dent the near-1.9m audience of Ten’s MasterChef which was still on air when the game kicked off. It was the second largest weekday audience of the series.

Seven ran a split schedule last night, with Thank God You’re Here not airing in Sydney and Brisbane. Seven had a poor night, with a share of 22.9% across the network. Nine was on 32.1% (rising to a rugby-driven 37.5% in Sydney) and Ten a respectable 25.6%. The ABC was on 15.7% and SBS 3.7%.

So far it has been a poor ratings week for Seven, with a share of 25.1%. Nine is on 25.9% and Ten on 27.6%.

Meanwhile, Nine will be hoping that tonight’s travel-themed schedule is a hit, with Getaway and new series Trouble In Paradise back-to-back.

Wednesday’s top rating TV shows:

  1. State of Origin – Nine 2.1m
  2. Masterchef -Ten 1.9m
  3. Seven News -Seven 1.6m
  4. Today Tonight -Seven 1.4m
  5. State of Origin Post-Match -Nine 1.4m
  6. Nine News -Nine 1.3m
  7. A Current Affair -Nine 1.2m
  8. State of Origin Pre-Match – Nine 1.2m
  9. Spicks and Specks -ABC 1.2m
  10. The Chaser’s War on Everything -ABC 1.2m

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