House Rules drops away while NRL match beats Game of Thrones on Foxtel

Audiences for Seven’s reality series House Rules dropped away dramatically again last night as Masterchef continued to pull in more than 1m viewers according to OzTam metro overnight ratings.

After claiming a series high of 931,000 for its first room reveals on Sunday House Rules dropped back to 684,000 on Monday, coming fourth in its 7.30pm – 8.45pm timeslot behind Ten’s Masterchef, Nine’s Reno Rumble and ABC offerings 7.30, Australian Story and Four Corners.

Masterchef remained steady with 1.046m, 100,000 down on Sunday, whilst Reno Rumble lifted to 847,000 from 823,000 on Sunday.

On pay-TV the fifth episode of Game of Thrones saw a rise for both its 11am fast-track screening (189,000) on Showcase and the 7.30pm repeat (224,000), indicating the leak of the first four episodes before the series aired impacted viewership.

However, while the combined audience made the episode the most-watched of the night for Foxtel it was beaten for single audience by the NRL clash between the Rabbitohs and Dragons, which had 321,000 on Fox Sports 1.

While Masterchef rated well for Ten it could only manage fourth place for overall audience share behind Nine’s 20.2 per cent and Seven’s 17.3 per cent and ABC’s 15.8 per cent.

The return of Have You Been Paying Attention after Masterchef at 8.30pm attracted 562,000 viewers, whilst Elementary got 223,000 viewers, although that fares strongly on catch up viewing adding an extra 127,000 to last week’s 193,000 over the week.

Seven’s Revenge also dropped with 535,000 viewers at 8.45pm, compared to the 639,000 it got after the finale of My Kitchen Rules last Monday. Again, it gained strongly on time-shifted viewing with 187,000 extra viewers through the week.

Neither could compete with Nine’s new episode of Big Bang Theory at 9pm which had 854,000 viewers, up on Reno Rumble, while the second episode had  655,000 at 9.30pm.

Nione News won the night with 1.164m at 6pm, ahead of Seven News with 1.116m. Nine;s 6.30pm bulleton had 1.097m whilst Seven’s combined news and Today Tonight offering had 1.067m viewers.

Top 15 shows:

1 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,164,000

2 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,116,000

3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,097,000

4 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,067,000


6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 984,000

7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 880,000

8 THE BIG BANG THEORY -MON Network 9 854,000

9 RENO RUMBLE -MON Network 9 847,000

10 AUSTRALIAN STORY-EV Network ABC 814,000

11 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 807,000

12 FOUR CORNERS-EV Network ABC 780,000

13 MEDIA WATCH-EV Network ABC 733,000

14 7.30-EV Network ABC 732,000

15 HOUSE RULES-MON Network 7 684,000

Audience share by channel:

Network 9 20.2%

Network 7 17.3%

Network ABC 15.8%

Network TEN 15.4%

Network SBS ONE 4.8%

Network 7TWO 4.5%

Network GO! 3.8%

Network Gem 3.7%

Network 7mate 3.6%

Network ABC2 3.1%

Network ELEVEN 2.9%

Network ONE 2.5%

Network SBS 2 1.2%

Network ABC News 24 0.7%

Network ABC3 0.4%

Network NITV 0.1%

Audience share by network:

Network 9 TTL 27.8%

Network 7 TTL 25.5%

Network TEN TTL 20.7%

Network ABC TTL 19.9%

Network SBS TTL 6.1%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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