Masterchef ties with Nine News to be the most-watched show as Ten beats Nine in share

MasterchefOn a quiet night in TV Ten’s reality cooking show Masterchef was the most-watched non-news show of the evening, grabbing 1.01m metro viewers in the 7.30pm timeslot.

Ten claimed second place in terms of audience share with a share of 16.1 per cent, behind Seven’s winning share of 20.8 per cent. Nine settled for third place with a share of 15.9 per cent while the ABC posted a share of 12.4 per cent despite a special Q&A on LBTIQ rights which was well down on the usual Monday audiences.

When secondary channels are accounted for, Nine claimed second place with a total share of 25.5 per cent, ahead of Ten’s total share of 21.6 per cent.

Masterchef was the most-watched show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

Also in the 7.30pm timeslot Nine’s Blinging up Baby was watched by 175,000 in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.  Top Gear in Sydney and Brisbane was watched by 257,000.

On Seven, the AFL in Melbourne and Adelaide grabbed 509,000 viewers. While in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, The Secret Life of Cats, airing from 8pm, pulled in 369,000 viewers.

The ABC’s Q&A special covering LGBTIQ rights and marriage equality, airing from 9.30pm, was watched by 355,000. It followed on from Between a Frock and a Hard Place, a documentary on Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which was watched by 498,000.

The Checkout, on from 8pm, had an audience of 568,000.

In the news battleground, Nine News at 6pm was watched by 1.01m, tying with Masterchef for the most-watched program of the evening. It dipped to 977,000 at 6.30pm.

Seven News at 6pm grabbed 894,000, sliding to 883,000 from 6.30pm.

Top 15 Shows:

2 NINE NEWS Network 9 1,010,000
3 NINE NEWS 6:30 Network 9 977,000
4 SEVEN NEWS Network 7 894,000
5 SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT Network 7 883,000
6 A CURRENT AFFAIR Network 9 831,000
7 ABC NEWS-EV Network ABC 732,000
8 HOT SEAT Network 9 653,000
9 7.30-EV Network ABC 635,000
10 HOME AND AWAY Network 7 614,000
11 FAMILY FEUD Network TEN 602,000
12 THE PROJECT 7PM Network TEN 598,000
13 LAW & ORDER: SVU Network TEN 569,000
14 THE CHECKOUT-EV Network ABC 568,000

Audience Share:

Network 7 20.8%
Network TEN 16.1%
Network 9 15.9%
Network ABC 12.4%
Network GO! 6.5%
Network 7TWO 5.3%
Network SBS ONE 4.0%
Network 7mate 3.9%
Network ABC2 3.5%
Network Gem 3.2%
Network ELEVEN 2.9%
Network ONE 2.6%
Network ABC News 24 1.3%
Network SBS 2 0.9%
Network ABC3 0.7%
Network NITV 0.1%

Total Audience Share:

Network 7 TTL 30.0%
Network 9 TTL 25.5%
Network TEN TTL 21.6%
Network ABC TTL 17.9%
Network SBS TTL 5.0%

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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