Masterchef social media spoiler blunder fails to deter viewers from final three decider

MasterchefMasterchef’s social media blunder which saw it accidentally reveal who had been eliminated before the show aired did not stop the cooking show from growing its audience last night.

The pressure test elimination pulled in 1.247m metro viewers at 7.30pm, up on last week’s audience of 1.186m. The Masterclass segment which aired directly after the pressure test was watched by 1.052m, up on last week’s audience of 989,000.

The two parts of the show were the most-watched and second most-watched shows of the evening across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

Ten won the night with a share of 19.7 per cent, ahead of Nine’s share of 18.7 per cent while Seven claimed third place with a share of 16.5 per cent. The ABC settled for a share of 10.9 per cent.

Masterchef easily beat Nine’s Inside Story which was watched by 659,000 metro viewers while Seven’s Anh Does Italy 2, airing from 8pm, grabbed 673,000 metro viewers.

Ten’s US drama series Zoo, based on the James Patterson book of the same name, modestly boosted its audience after sliding to a season low of 327,000 metro viewers last week. Last night the show pulled in 353,000 in the 9.30pm timeslot.

On the ABC, 7.30 was watched by 598,000, the final best of The Checkout (8pm) pulled in 587,000 viewers and Glitch (8.30pm) was watched by 408,000.

In timeshifted viewing, last week’s episode of local drama series Glitch grabbed an extra 152,000 viewers to take the episode’s total audience to 589,000.

In the news battleground, Nine News at 6pm was watched by 1.102m, dipping to 1.061m from 6.30pm. Seven News at 6pm had an audience of 937,000, sliding to 897,000 from 6.30pm.

There continued to be little separating Seven and Nine in breakfast, with Seven’s Sunrise grabbing 311,000 metro viewers and Nine’s Today watched by 301,000.

Top 15 Shows:

2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,102,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 1,061,000
5 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 937,000
6 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 897,000
7 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 880,000
8 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 800,000
9 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 698,000
10 ANH DOES ITALY 2 Network 7 673,000
11 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 664,000
12 INSIDE STORY Network 9 659,000
13 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 644,000
14 HOT SEAT Network 9 622,000
15 7.30-EV Network ABC 598,000

Audience Share:

Network TEN 19.7%
Network 9 18.7%
Network 7 16.5%
Network ABC 10.9%
Network SBS ONE 5.3%
Network 7TWO 5.2%
Network GO! 4.5%
Network 7mate 3.7%
Network Gem 3.2%
Network ABC2 3.2%
Network ELEVEN 3.0%
Network ONE 2.6%
Network ABC News 24 1.2%
Network ABC3 0.8%
Network SBS 2 0.8%
Network NITV 0.6%

Total Audience Share:

Network TEN TTL 25.4%
Network 7 TTL 25.4%
Network 9 TTL 26.4%
Network ABC TTL 16.1%
Network SBS TTL 6.8%

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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