Masterchef the most-watched non-news show, Seven wins with news double

News dominated a quiet Thursday evening with no non-news show breaking the 1m viewer mark with Ten’s Masterchef pulling in 912,000 metro viewers at 7:30pm to be the most-watched non-news program of the evening.


The cooking show easily out-rated Nine’s RBT, which was watched by 610,000.

Masterchef was the most-watched program across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54) while Ten’s Shark Tank was the second most popular choice for 16-39 year olds and 18-49 year olds – pulling in 595,000 metro viewers at 8:40pm. It was down on last week’s audience of 646,000.

Seven’s broadcast of the AFL, which saw the Crows take on North Melbourne at 7:30pm, was watched by 432,000 viewers in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Seven won the night with an audience share of 19.8%, ahead of Nine’s share of 17.2%, while Ten settled for third place with a share of 16.4%. The ABC managed a share of 11.8%.

In the news hour, Seven News at 6:00pm grabbed 1.072m metro viewers compared with the audience for Nine News at 6:00pm 1.065m. Seven News at 6.30pm was watched by 942,000 while Nine News remained above the 1m viewer mark from 6:30pm with an audience of 1.022m.

At 7:00pm Nine’s A Current Affair was watched by 813,000, out-rating Seven’s Home Away, which had an audience of 637,000. Home and Away did not air in Adelaide.

On the ABC, 7.30 was watched by 604,000, Kitchen Cabinet (8:00pm) pulled in 535,000 and Rake (8:30pm) drew an audience of 570,000. Cleverman at 9.30pm saw its audience slide again to 241,000, down from last week’s 257,000.


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