Masterchef rollercoaster continues while Go’s Survivor gets 600% catch-up viewing spike

Masterchef 2014Masterchef’s rollercoaster Thursday evening form continued with the show pulling in 870,000 viewers last night, could not topple Seven’s soapie Home and Away which was the top non-news show of the night.

Last week Ten’s reality cooking show pulled in just 578,000 viewers and failed to make the top-20 most time-shifted shows of the week, half of the previous week’s season high of just over 1m viewers, but recovered last night to be the seventh most-watched show of the night, topping the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 demographics according to OzTam’s metro overnight ratings.

As is usual for Thursdays news dominated the evening, with Seven again coming in on top at 6pm with 1.229m viewers, against Nine’s 1.104m, and beating its rivals at 6.30pm with its mix of news and Today Tonight with 1.083m viewers against 970,000.

Nine’s showing of Top Gear in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from 7.30-8.40pm pulled in 530,000 viewers, while Seven’s showing of Border Security: International from 8-9pm got 685,000 viewers. ABC’s British period drama Call the Midwife was edged out by Masterchef with 840,000 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

The Footy Show, on between 8.40pm – 10.40pm got 723,000 viewers beating Masterchef Masterclass from 8.30-9.30 with 627,000 viewers, while Bones on Seven between 9-10pm got 488,000 and axed US drama Intelligence straight after got 261,000. A new episode of Law & Order SVU on Ten from 9.30pm got 451,000.

SBS’s black US drama Fargo grabbed just 185,000 viewers, down from last week’s 210,000 which also got 89,000 catch-up views across the week. Notably Nine’s digital channel Go saw 602 per cent jump in time shifted viewing for Survivor:Cagayan, with 27,000 people watching a recording of the show across the week after just 5,000 tuned in for it live.

Seven won the audience share for the night with 19.5 per cent, ahead of Nine’s 18 per cent, with ten third again on 14 per cent and ABC One fourth with 13.8 per cent.

Top 15 shows of the night;

1 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 1,229,000

2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,104,000

3 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 1,083,000

4 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 972,000

5 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 970,000

6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 876,000


8 CALL THE MIDWIFE-EV Network ABC1 841,000

9 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC1 769,000

10 MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE Network 7 740,000

11 THE FOOTY SHOW Network 9 723,000


13 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC1 681,000

14 7.30-EV Network ABC1 658,000

15 TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS Network TEN 648,000

Audience share:

Network 9 19.5%

Network 7 18.0%

Network TEN 14.0%

Network ABC1 13.8%

Network GO! 5.4%

Network SBS ONE 5.2%

Network 7mate 4.6%

Network Gem 3.1%

Network ELEVEN 3.6%

Network 7TWO 3.3%

Network ABC2 3.2%

Network ONE 2.7%

Network ABC3 1.2%

Network SBS 2 1.1%

Network ABC News 24 1.0%

Network NITV 0.4%




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