MasterChef most watched entertainment show as Ten beats Nine in Perth and Melbourne

MasterchefMasterChef was the most watched entertainment show for Thursday evening on a disjointed evening of programming, with the reality program grabbing a metro audience of 882,000 for Ten and winning its 7.30pm timeslot and across the important demographics of people aged 16 – 39, 18 – 49 and 25 – 54.

Both Nine and Seven had disrupted schedules thanks to Wednesday’s coverage of the State of Origin I, and last night’s AFL game between Sydney Swans and Geelong, which grabbed 441,000 viewers on Seven’s main channel, despite only airing in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Nine’s showing of a new episode of Top Gear at 7.30pm managed a metro audience of 535,000 despite not airing in Brisbane and Perth, while 541,000 tuned in for Seven’s hour long episode of Home and Away in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth at 7pm, with the audience dropping away at 8pm for the replay of Wednesday night’s episode of House Rules which was watched by 498,000 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Seven won the night with an audience share of 20.8 per cent, with Nine not far behind sitting on a share of 17.6 per cent.  Ten had a share of 14 per cent, however it did manage to beat Nine’s share in both Melbourne and Perth with Ten grabbing an audience share in Melbourne of 16.2 per cent while Nine lagged slightly behind in the Victorian capital with a share of 15.8 per cent.

In Perth Ten had a share of 13 per cent while Nine sat on a share of 10.9 per cent.

News was the winner of the night, with Nine News the most watched show grabbing a metro audience of 1.143m in its first half hour while Seven News had a metro audience of 1.112m at 6pm.

The second half hour of Nine News was watched by 1.077m metro viewers while Seven News’ audience dropped away at 6.30 to 864,000.

Nine News at 6pm was the second most watched show for people aged 25 – 54, while it came in third for those aged 18 – 49 and fourth in the 16 – 39 demographic.

Its second half hour was the second most watched show for people aged 18 – 49 and the third favourite for people aged 25 – 54.

A Current Affair was the fourth most watched show of the evening, with an audience of 985,000 metro viewers tuning in.

Intelligence continues to struggle with it only managing a total metro audience of 237,000 for Seven.

ABC1’s Call the Midwife, at 8.30pm, was the second most watched entertainment program for the night, with the network grabbing a metro audience of 835,000 viewers, helping ABC1 secure an audience share of 14.2 per cent, narrowly beating Ten’s share of 14 per cent.

The return of The Checkout at 8pm did well for ABC1, with 754,000 metro viewers tuning in making it ABC1’s second most watched show of the night.

On SBS, Fargo at 9.30pm was watched by 184,000 metro viewers, as last week’s episode of the show picked up an extra 104,000 metro viewers via catch up services.

In other time-shifted viewing, Call the Midwife was watched by an extra 157,000 taking its showing to 994,000 while the second episode of Intelligence was watched by an extra 94,000 taking its total audience to 2480,000. Last week’s episode of Intelligence was also watched by an extra 90,000 boosting its total metro audience to 350,000.

Thursday’s top 15:

  1. Nine News Nine 1.143m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.112m
  3. Nine News 6:30 Nine 1.077m
  4. A Current Affair Nine 985,000
  5. MasterChef Ten 882,000
  6. Seven News/Today Tonight Seven 864,000
  7. Call The Midwife ABC1 835,000
  8. The Checkout ABC1 754,000
  9. ABC News ABC1 745,000
  10. 7.30 ABC1 700,000
  11. Million Dollar Minute Seven 634,000
  12. Hot Seat Nine 629,000
  13. ABC News ABC1 629,000
  14. Law & Order: SVU Ten 624,000
  15. Ten Eyewitness News Ten 591,000

Thursday’s share:

  • Seven 20.8%
  • Nine 17.6%
  • ABC1 14.2%
  • Ten 14%
  •  GO! 5.6%
  • SBS ONE 4.6
  • ELEVEN 4.4%
  • 7mate 3.9%
  • ONE 3.4%
  • Gem 3.0%
  • 7TWO 2.9%
  • ABC2 2.8%
  • ABC News 24 1.0%
  • ABC3 0.8%
  • SBS 2 0.8%
  • NITV 0.1%

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