Masterchef, House Rules do battle with Nick Kyrgios

KrygiosTen’s Masterchef pulled in 896,000 metro viewers last night despite facing competition from rising tennis star Nick Krygios whose famous victory over Rafael Nadal was replayed on 7TWO.

Just under 290,000 tuned in to see the highlights of Krygios’s victory, which started at 7.30pm, the same time as the cooking contestants resumed battle on Ten. The replay helped 7TWO to an audience share of 7.9 per cent.

Seven’s House Rules also aired in the same time slot, attracting 1.51m metro viewers, making it the top rated show of the night.  Ten romantic drama Offspring, which followed Masterchef, pulled in 746,000, comfortably ahead of Seven’s US sitcom The Goldbergs’ 595,000.

House Rules helped Seven take a 24.4 per cent share, according to overnight ratings from OzTAM, with Nine capturing just under 18 per cent, Ten 13.6 per cent and ABC1 a little over 11 per cent.

Seven took top honours in the news category with the a metro audience of 1.2m, ahead of Nine’s 6.30 bulletin which drew 1.1m.

Meanwhile, SBS’s coverage of the World Cup continued with the second stage match between Argentina and Switzerland – which kicked off at 2am – watched live by 161,000. The later 6am kick off, which saw Belgium take on the USA, attracted 221,000.

Wednesday’s top 15:

  1. House Rules Seven 1.518m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.202m
  3. Nine News 6.30 Nine 1.103m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.092m
  5. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 1.071m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 917,000
  7. Masterchef Australia Ten 896,000
  8. Home and Away Seven 871,000
  9. The Big Bang Theory RPT Nine 794,000
  10. ABC News ABC1 792,000
  11. The Big Bang Theory RPT EP2 Nine 776,000
  12. Offspring Ten 746,000
  13. The Big Bang Theory RPT EP3 698,000
  14. 7.30 ABC1 679,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 651,000

Wednesday’s share:

  • Seven 24.4%
  • Nine 17.8%
  • TEN 13.6%
  • ABC1 11.1%
  • 7TWO 7.9%
  • 7mate 4.3%
  • ELEVEN 3.9%
  • GO! 3.3%
  • Gem 3.3%
  • ABC2 3.0%
  •  SBS ONE 2.9
  • ONE 2.2%
  • ABC3 0.9%
  • ABC News 24 0.8%
  • SBS 2 0.5%
  • NITV 0.1%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. 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.

Steve Jones


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