Masterchef jumps above 1m metro viewers, making Ten the most-watched channel on Wednesday night

Ten was the most-watched channel on free-to-air television on Wednesday night, largely thanks to the success of Masterchef which pushed back above 1m metro viewers.

The episode drew 1.044m metro and 1.370m national viewers, easily beating other programs in the same timeslot and pushing Ten to a 19.2% audience share for its primary channel.

Masterchef Australia is currently following strict social distancing measures

But in the network audience share, Seven managed to scrape ahead, holding 26.5% above Ten’s 25.6%. Seven secured an audience share of 18.6% for its primary channel. Nine held a channel share of 17.6% and 24.4% as a network.

Against Masterchef, Nine’s Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo delivered 463,000 metro viewers and 678,000 nationally, and Seven’s Britain’s Got Talent delivered 526,000 metro and 806,000 national viewers.

Ten managed to keep the run going at 9pm – The Secrets She Keeps delivered 550,000 metro viewers against Nine’s Paramedics with 478,000 and Seven’s Bodyguard with 292,000.

Seven News was again the most-watched show of the night with 1.193m metro viewers tuning in and 1.864m nationally. Nine News drew 1.093m and 1.413m, while ABC News secured 753,000 and 1.131m.

In the key advertising demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, Ten’s Masterchef topped all three, followed by Nine News.

ABC held a 12.0% audience share for its primary channel and 16.0% as a network. The most-watched multi-channel was 10 Bold with 4.0%.


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