Lego Masters retains over 1m metro viewers for third outing

Lego Masters has dropped another 30,000 viewers to 1.022m, allowing Seven News to pull ahead as the most-watched program of the evening with 1.082m metro viewers tuning in to the first half.

Lego Masters premiered on Sunday to 1.377m metro viewers which dropped to 1.053m on Monday.

Continuing the trend of shows dropping off after their premiere, Andrew Denton’s Interview on Seven fell from 538,000 to 481,000 metro viewers last night.

Ten’s Bachelor in Paradise, which is wrapping up this week, also fell – down to 440,000 from 513,000 last week. Bachelor in Paradise aired later last night, moving back an hour to allow for Masterchef.

Masterchef pulled 678,000 metro viewers at 7:30pm, a drop from 715,000 for the premiere the night before. It was Ten’s most-watched program for the evening.

Lego Masters retained the top spot in all three key advertising demographics – 16 – 39, 18 – 49 and 25 – 54, followed by Bachelor in Paradise in 16 – 39 and Masterchef in the latter two.

In the breakfast shows, Today pulled 214,000 metro viewers, closing the gap on Sunrise which hit 239,000. This is substantially closer than the two shows have been in recent times, with Today dropping as low as 167,000 earlier this year.

Seven’s House Rules dropped again, down to 550,000 metro viewers from 561,000 on Tuesday and 782,000 for Monday’s premiere.

Pauline Hanson appeared on A Current Affair to respond to the program’s report the night prior on former One Nation Senate candidate Steve Dickson’s strip club antics. Her response pulled more viewers than the original investigation. Last night’s episode saw 855,000 metro viewers tune in to catch a tearful Hanson, compared to 782,000 the night prior.

Game of Thrones continued to deliver for Foxtel. It was the most-watched program again last night, adding another 83,000 viewers to the cumulative total for episode three of the final season which first screened on Monday.

A strong overall performance from Nine gave the channel the edge in audience share, with it holding 21.6%, followed by Seven on 18.7%, Ten on 13.8% and ABC on 10.4%.

Nine held the top spot in network share also. It took 29.9% over Seven’s 26.1%, Ten’s 20.0% and ABC’s 15.1%. The multi-channel win went to 10 Bold on 4.0%.


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