Masterchef hands Ten winning audience share as it also delivers in the demos

In a quiet night in TV Masterchef remained strong to be the only non-news show to crack the 1m viewer mark, helping Ten claim a winning audience share of 19.7 per cent.

Masterchef, kicking off from 7.30pm, pulled in 1.11m metro viewers, up on last week’s numbers of 1.025m at 7.30pm to see the elimination of hipster engineer Jared. The Masterclass portion of last night’s episode was watched by 912,000 from 8.30pm.

Masterchef and the Masterclass segment were the first and second most-watched shows amongst the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

The cooking show easily out-rated Nine’s showing of one of Jeremy Clarkson’s final appearances on Top Gear, which was watched by 512,000.

Also on Ten, 364,000 metro viewers tuned in to farewell US talkshow host David Letterman, with the final of The Late Night Show airing from 9.45pm.

Meanwhile, The Checkout, airing on the ABC at 8pm, grabbed a metro audience of 613,000, down from last week’s audience of 641,000.

On Seven, Surveillance Oz: Dashcam, in the 8pm to 9pm timeslot, was watched by 688,000, beating The Checkout.

The ABC had an audience share of 11.4 per cent, while Seven had a share of 15.9 per cent, with Nine claiming third place with a share of 18.4 per cent.

When secondary channels are accounted for, Nine won the night with a total share of 26.2 per cent, with Seven in second place (25.9 per cent), and Ten in at third with a share of 25.5 per cent.

Nine’s The Footy Show, airing from 8.50pm, crashed to 524,000 after pulling in 702,000 last week.

Meanwhile, on the ABC, 7.30 pulled an audience of 680,000 while the final of Our Girl (8.30pm) was watched by 402,000. On SBS, Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, also on at 8.30pm, was watched by 267,000.

In news, Nine News at 6pm won the evening with a metro audience of 1.087m, dipping to 1.068m at 6.30pm. Seven News was watched by 923,000 metro viewers from 6pm, declining to 846,000 from 6.30pm.

Top 15 Shows:

2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,087,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,068,000
4 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 950,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 923,000
7 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 846,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 772,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 741,000
10 SURVEILLANCE OZ: DASHCAM Network 7 688,000
11 7.30-EV Network ABC 680,000
12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 675,000
13 HOT SEAT Network 9 672,000
14 THE CHECKOUT-EV Network ABC 613,000
15 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 581,000

Audience share by channel:

Network TEN 19.7%
Network 9 18.4%
Network 7 15.9%
Network ABC 11.4%
Network 7TWO 6.7%
Network SBS ONE 5.2%
Network GO! 4.6%
Network ELEVEN 3.6%
Network 7mate 3.3%
Network Gem 3.2%
Network ABC2 3.0%
Network ONE 2.2%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network ABC News 24 1.2%
Network SBS 2 0.5%
Network NITV 0.3%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 26.2%
Network 7 TTL 25.9%
Network TEN TTL 25.5%
Network ABC TTL 16.3%
Network SBS TTL 6.0%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. 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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