Masterchef cracks 1m, its highest audience for season so far, as Seven wins night

In the absence of Nine’s The Voice, Ten’s cooking reality show Masterchef cracked 1m metro viewers for the first time since launch, posting its highest audience of the season so far.


Last night Masterchef drew 1.058m metro viewers at 7:30pm, up on both Monday and Tuesday’s audiences of 949,000 and 947,000. It was also up on the launch audience of 1.012m.

It was the most-watched program across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54) while House Rules was the second most-watched show.

House Rules, airing at 7:30pm, pulled in 813,000 metro viewers for Seven while Nine’s Inside the Siege: The Lindt Tapes, which also aired at 7:30pm, grabbed 526,000 metro viewers.

Seven won the night with a share of 18.9%, ahead of Nine’s share of 16.8%. Ten was not far behind with a share of 16.5, while the ABC settled for a 12.8% share.

Ten’s Long Lost Family, airing at 8.40pm, had an audience of 549,000 and was out-rated by Seven’s Criminal Minds which aired in the same timeslot and was watched by 633,000.

On the ABC, 7.30 drew an audience of 687,000, QI (8:00pm) pulled in 584,000 and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering had an audience of 656,000.

In the news battleground, Seven News at 6:00pm grabbed 1.092m, slipping to 1.028m from 6:30pm while Nine News at 6:00pm was watched by 1.026m, sliding to 976,000 from 6:30pm.


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