Low ratings for Masterchef MasterClass

Masterchef had another tough night Thursday with its MasterClass episode in culinary instruction drawing an audience of  489,000 viewers to Network Ten, preliminary overnight metro ratings show.

Since the series launched on Sunday with 1.1m viewers – around 20 per cent down on last year’s opening audience – the number of viewers dropped to 739,000 on Monday before recovering slightly to 860,000 on Tuesday.

The masterclass format always tends to rate far less well than the competitive shows in the franchise.

The OzTAM numbers also show the gap was again closebetween competing renovation shows House Rules and The Block, with The Block scoring 1.16m viewers and House Rules 1.066m viewers on Channel Seven.

The most watched show of the night was Nine News with 1.33m, followed by Seven News with 1.224m.

Hot Seat on Channel Nine had 704,000 viewers.

Nine won the night with a 24.2 per cent share. Seven had 20.3 per cent and Ten 12.8 per cent.

In the key advertising battleground of 25-54, House Rules was the top show of the night.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Nine News Nine 1.33m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.224m
  3. The Block Nine 1.160m
  4. House Rules Seven 1.066m
  5. A Current Affair Nine 1.065m
  6. Today Tonight Seven 0.996m
  7. The Block – Unlocked Nine 0.899m
  8. ABC News ABC 0.891m
  9. The Footy Show – AFL and NRL Nine 0.857m
  10. 7:30 ABC 0.756m
  11. Hot Seat Nine 0.704m
  12. Catalyst ABC 0.688m
  13. Law and Order: SVU Ten 0.642m
  14. Ten News Ten 0.614m
  15. Deal or No Deal Seven 0.568m

Thursday’s share:

  • Nine: 24.2%
  • Seven: 20.3%
  • Ten: 12.8%
  • ABC1: 11.5%
  • GO!: 5.5%
  • SBS1: 5.2%
  • Eleven: 3.7%
  • ABC2: 3.2%
  • 7TWO: 3.2%
  • Gem: 3.0%
  • 7mate: 2.4%
  • One: 2.0%
  • ABC News 24: 1.2%
  • SBS2: 0.9%
  • ABC3: 0.7%
  • NITV: 0.2%

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