Masterchef surges back above 1m metro viewers on Thursday night

Masterchef Australia has managed to push back above 1m metro viewers on Thursday, bringing in 1.028m metro viewers and 1.336m nationally. The show was scheduled in two sections – the episode and the following Masterclass which drew 802,000 metro viewers and 1.033m nationally.

In its 12th season on Ten, the program has performed very strongly, launching with 1.228m metro viewers and holding above the 1m mark for the first five episodes.

Both the episode and the following Masterclass were the most and second most-watched programs with the key advertising demographics – 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. They were also the two most-watched shows on Ten for the evening.

The success of the show also propelled Ten to a channel audience share win (20.9%) and a network audience share win for Thursday night (27.1%). The network also had the most-watched multi-channel in 10Bold (4.0%).

On Seven, Seven News was the most popular programming with 1.283m metro viewers tuning in and 1.994m nationally. The Chase Australia took second place with 690,000 metro and 1.137m national viewers.

Nine News drew 1.170m metro viewers and 1.526m nationally, making it the most-watched on the network, followed by A Current Affair with 798,000 metro and 1.154m nationally.

Following Masterchef, Ten’s Googlebox drew 601,000 metro viewers. Nine’s RBT delivered 534,000.

Beyond Ten in the audience shares, Nine held second place with a channel share of 17.7% and a network share of 26.0%. Seven held 16.0% and 23.8% and ABC 10.5% and 15.2%.


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