Masterchef tops Wednesday night television, wins in all key demographics

Ten’s flagship reality program Masterchef has topped Wednesday night’s ratings averaging 876,000 metro viewers.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings, Masterchef, which aired at 7.30pm, was the most watched non-news program and across the key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Also competing in the 7.30pm timeslot, Nine’s second episode of The Last Resort managed 435,000 metro viewers – slightly up on Tuesday night’s debut audience of 414,000.

Seven’s renovation program House Rules came in second in the timeslot with 751,000 metro viewers however when national figures are examined – which include both regional and metro figures where the program is broadcast – House Rules beat Masterchef with a national audience of 1.246m compared to Masterchef’s national figure of 1.176m.

ABC’s 7.30 pulled in an audience of 618,000.

In overall audience share, Seven won the night with 18.3% beating Nine’s 17% share and Ten’s 15.8%.

Meanwhile, ABC grabbed 11.9% while SBS reported a 6% share.

Seven News at 6pm was the most-watched program for the evening, winning the 6pm news battle as 1.060m metro viewers and 1.718m national viewers tuned in, beating Nine News’ metro 1.025m and national 1.034m.

At 6.30pm Seven News/Today Tonight attracted 1m metro viewers topping Nine News’ 1.006m.

Nationally Seven News/Today Tonight managed 1.536m while Nine News grabbed 1.013m.


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