Masterchef dominates prime-time, but Nine wins Tuesday evening

Each commercial television network can claim some form of victory in the television ratings battle last night.

Seven had the most-watched program with Seven News (1.193m metro viewers), Ten’s Masterchef won the entertainment battle (949,000), but it was Nine which won the audience share battle with a total people share of 19.5%.

Masterchef also topped the key advertising demographics of those aged 16 to 39, 18 to 49 and 25 to 54, ahead of Seven’s Big Brother.

But Big Brother’s total metro audience of 695,000 was beaten by The Voice on Nine, which had 703,000.

With the addition of regional viewers, Big Brother and The Voice were tied on 982,000, while Masterchef remained ahead on 1.255m.

Big Brother has recently been renewed for a second run on Seven in 2021, while The Voice is up to season nine on Nine. Mastechef is also currently recruiting for season 13.

Nine’s overall win was assisted by Nine News’ metro audience of 1.098m and A Current Affair’s 782,000.

Its primary channel had a share of 19.5%, ahead of Seven’s 18.4%, Ten’s 14.0%, ABC’s 11.0% and SBS’ 5.5%.

With the addition of multi-channels, Nine Network had a share of 28.7%. Seven Network finished on 26.2%, and Ten had 20.0%.

Earlier in the day, Seven’s Sunrise maintained its lead in the breakfast wars, with a metro audience of 268,000 to Nine’s Today’s 202,000.


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