Masterchef Tuesday night leader ahead of Top Gear and NCIS

Ten’s Masterchef again led in the ratings race yesterday, beating the Seven’s big hope for Tuesday nights Australia’s Got Talent and the often top-rating car show Top Gear on Nine.  

Overall, Tuesday nigths have this year tended to be led by either Top Gear, Ten’s NCIS or Seven’s My Kitchen Rules – which aired its finale on March 22.

Last night, the second episode of Masterchef attracted 1.536m viewers and also led among younger viewers.

In the same 7:30pm time slot, Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent had 1.452m, while Nine’s Top Gear came third with 1.174m, according to preliminary overnight OzTam data in the main metro markets.

The result for Top Gear was noticeably down from the 1.738m it attracted last week.

Meanwhile, the lead-in from Masterchef may have helped boost ratings for NCIS in the 9pm slot, with 1.379m tuning in. This was up from the 1.188m it recorded last week.

Ten, which usually comes in third behind Seven and Nine in overall free-to-air TV viewing, last night came in second with 26.6 per cent, bettering its channel share on Monday.

Tuesday’s top-rating shows:

  1. Masterchef 1.536m
  2. Seven News 1.484m
  3. Australia’s Got Talent 1.452m
  4. Today Tonight 1.405m
  5. NCIS 1.379m
  6. Nine News 1.257m
  7. A Current Affair 1.229m
  8. Top Gear 1.174m
  9. Two and a Half Men -RPT 1.121m
  10. Home and Away 1.097m
  11. ABC News-EV 1.075m
  12. Grey’s Anatomy 939,000
  13. Survivor: Heroes VS Villains 875,000
  14. The 7PM Project 846,000
  15. Ten News At Five 844,000

Tuesday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 27.7%
  • Ten: 26.6%
  • Nine: 23.5%
  • ABC1: 11.9%
  • SBS1: 3.7%
  • GO!: 2.2%
  • 7TWO 1.9%
  • ABC2: 1.0%
  • One: 0.7%
  • SBS2: 0.6%
  • ABC3: 0.3%

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