MasterChef grand finale flames entertainment, Nine retains overall share

The grand finale episode of MasterChef Australia has topped entertainment programming for Tuesday night and significantly bumped up Network Ten’s total share, however, it was Nine who took the night.

The episode brought in an average of 755,000 FTA metro viewers, with 875,000 tuning in for the last 15 minutes, scoring the program the top spot for all three key advertising demos.

MasterChef was followed by Seven’s The Chase Australia, bringing in 564,000 metro viewers, then Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior with 448,000 metro viewers.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 5 July, Seven News was the #1 program nationally across linear, with 1.543 million viewers, including 43,000 on BVOD, and uplift of 3%. The biggest uplift of the week was an episode of SBS’s True Colours with an uplift of 127% and aired to a total audience of 363,000.

Next in entertainment was Nine’s Hot Seat, with 440,000 metro viewers, then Seven’s Home and Away with 432,000 metro viewers, while Ten’s The Cheap Seats had 396,000 and Big Brother on Seven had 363,000.

Meanwhile, Seven News was the #1 metro program on Tuesday with 954,000 metro viewers followed by Seven News at 6:30 with 898,000 metro viewers. Nine News at 6:30 had 869,000 metro viewers, while Nine News brought in 854,000.

A Current Affair on Nine brought in a further 708,000 metro viewers, while ABC News had an average of 579,000 metro viewers.

The Nine Network won the night, taking an overall network share of 26.3%, just pipping Ten’s 25.2%, while Seven took a 24.1% share and the ABC had 13.6%.

Nine also won the primary channel share, with 19%, and the top-rating multi-channel on Monday was 7TWO with a share of 3.2%.

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